Velasquez and Dos Santos Top UFC on FOX Salaries
The California State Athletic Commission has released the payroll for last Saturday’s UFC on FOX event in Anaheim, California, and as one would expect, main event competitors Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos lead the way.
According to CSAC figures, which do not include any additional funds that the UFC might have awarded the fighters, former heavyweight champ Velasquez collected $100,000 for the bout, while Dos Santos earned $220,000 (including $110,000 win bonus) for his championship win.
The UFC reportedly awards main event competitors bonuses based on pay-per-view sales, however, the Velasquez and Dos Santos bout aired for free on FOX. Prior to the event, Velasquez went on record stating that the UFC had addressed the fact that the fight wasn’t offered on PPV, but offered no specific details.
The UFC does not typically disclose publicly any additional bonuses a fighter receives, other than each card’s performance awards like “Fight of the Night”. Dos Santos collected the November 12th card’s “Knockout of the Night” and an additional $65,000, for stopping Velasquez in the first round.
The CSAC is reporting that the paid attendence for the UFC on FOX card was 9,864 and that 1,743 complimentary tickets were issued. The total gate for the event, which was hosted by Anaheim’s Honda Center, was $1,072,187.
Here are the salaries that were disclosed to the CSAC for the November 12th event.
Junior Dos Santos: $220,000 (includes $110,000 win bonus)
Cain Velasquez: $100,000
Ben Henderson: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
Clay Guida: $40,000
Dustin Poirier: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Pablo Garza: $8,000
Ricardo Lamas: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Cub Swanson: $15,000
DaMarques Johnson: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
Clay Harvison: $8,000
Darren Uyenoyama: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto: $15,000
Robert Peralta: $16,000 (includes $ win bonus)
Mackens Semerzier: $8,000
Alex Caceres: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Cole Escovedo: $6,000
Mike Pierce: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
Paul Bradley: $18,000
Aaron Rosa: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)