MMAmania.com (www.mmamania.com) has received the fighter payouts for UFC Fight Night 12 from the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) for the SpikeTV special event held on January 23 at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 5 lightweight winner, Nate Diaz, was the top earner on the show, pocketing $30,000 for his first round stoppage of Alvin Robinson. Not far behind was Patrick Cote, who took home $28,000 for his win over Drew McFedries.
Here are all the UFC Fight Night 12 payouts:
Mike Swick — $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Josh Burkman — $10,000
Swick defeated Burkman via majority decision
Patrick Cote — $28,000
Drew McFedries — $10,000
Cote defeated McFedries via technical knockout (strikes) in round one
Thiago Tavares — $18,000 ($9,000 to show, $9,000 to win)
Michihiro Omigawa — $5,000
Tavares defeated Omigawa via unanimous decision
Nate Diaz — $30,000 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 to win)
Alvin Robinson — $7,000
Diaz defeated Robinson via submission (triangle choke) in round one
Kurt Pellegrino — $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Alberto Crane — $4,000
Pellegrino defeated Crane via technical knockout (strikes) in round two
Gray Maynard — $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Dennis Siver — $7,000
Maynard defeated Siver via unanimous decision
Jeremy Stephens — $10,000 ($5,000 to show, $5,000 to win)
Cole Miller — $8,000
Stephens defeated Miller via technical knockout (strikes) in round two
Corey Hill — $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Joe Veres — $3,000
Hill defeated Veres via technical knockout (strikes) in round two
Matt Wiman — $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Justin Buchholz — $4,000
Wiman defeated Buchholz via submission (rear naked choke) in round one
Keep in mind the salaries listed above do not include fight bonuses, sponsorships, percentages and other unofficial payments. It also does not include deductions for expenses such as insurance, taxes, etc.
For example, the UFC often hands out extra cash for "Fight of the Night," "Knockout of the Night" and "Submission of the Night." We'll pass along those figures as soon as possible. The total base fighter payroll for UFC 79 was $232,000.