Lyoto Machida and “Shogun” Rua Lead UFC on FOX 4 Payroll
The California State Athletic Commission has released the payroll for the August 4th, UFC on FOX card in Los Angeles, and not surprisingly, former light-heavyweight champions Lyoto Machida and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua led the way.
According to the CSAC figures, Machida collected $200,000 for his title shot clinching, knockout of Ryan Bader, while Rua earned $240,000 for his fourth round stoppage of Brandon Vera.
Machida’s payout did not include any win bonus, while $70,000 of Rua’s was for winning the main event tilt.
Here are the salaries that were disclosed to the CSAC from the UFC. They do not include any additional bonuses a fighter may have collected, like “Knockout of the Night” for example, or sponsorship money.
John Moraga $9,000 Win bonus $9,000
Ulysses Gomez $ 8,000
Michihiro Omigawa $ 11,000
Manvel Gamburyan $18,000 WB $18,000
Oliver Thompson $8,000
Philip De Fries $10,000 WB $10,000
Rani Yahya $12,000 WB $12,000
Joshua Grispi $15,000
Wagner Prado $ 16,000 – NO DECISION
Philip Davis $ 30,000 – NO DECISION
Nam Phan $10,000 WB $10,000
Jeremiah Cole Miller $21,000
Damarques Johnson $18,000
Michael Swick $43,000 WB $43,000
James Varner $12,000
Joseph Lauzon $ 24,000 WB $24,000
Ryan Bader $47,000
Lyoto Machida $200,000
Brandon Vera $70,000
Mauricio Rua $170,000 WB $70,000