The official fighter purses for those who competed at UFC Fight Night 20: "Maynard vs Diaz' this past Monday night (Jan. 11) from the Patriot Center on the campus of George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., were recently released to Sherdog.com via the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation.
Main event participants, Gray Maynard and Nate Diaz, were among the top breadwinners of the evening -- "Bully" pocketed $40,000 for the split decision win and the Stockton scrapper took home $48,000 for the controversial loss.
Octagon veteran Chris Leben earned $60,000 for his "must" win, while The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 8 season winner, Amir Sadollah, banked half as much for his "bad" victory over Brad Blackburn.
Here is the complete list of UFC Fight Night 20 payouts:
Gray Maynard -- $40,000 ($20,000 to show, $20,000 to win)
Nate Diaz -- $48,000
Maynard defeated Diaz via split decision
Evan Dunham -- $18,000 ($9,000 to show, $9,000 to win)
Efrain Escudero -- $15,000
Dunham defeated Escudero via submission (armbar) in round three
Aaron Simpson -- $22,000 ($11,000 to show, $11,000 to win)
Tom Lawlor -- $10,000
Simpson defeated Lawlor via split decision
Amir Sadollah -- $30,000 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 to win)
Brad Blackburn -- $13,000
Sadollah defeated Blackburn via unanimous decision
Chris Leben -- $60,000 ($30,000 to show, $30,000 to win)
Jay Silva -- $6,000
Leben defeated Silva via unanimous decision
Ricky Story -- $10,000 ($5,000 to show, $5,000 to win)
Jesse Lennox -- $7,000
Story defeated Lennox via unanimous decision
Rory MacDonald -- N/A
Mike Guymon -- N/A
MacDonald defeated Guymon via submission (armbar) in round one
Nick Lentz -- $7,000
Thiago Tavares -- $15,000
Lentz vs. Tavares ruled a majority draw after three rounds
Rafael dos Anjos -- $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Kyle Bradley -- $8,000
dos Anjos defeated Bradley via unanimous decision
Gerald Harris -- $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 to win)
John Salter -- $6,000
Harris defeated Salter via technical knockout (strikes) in round three
Nick Catone -- $14,000 ($7,000 to show, $7,000 to win)
Jesse Forbes -- $6,000
Catone defeated Forbes via split decision
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." To check out these figures for UFC Fight Night 20 go here.
The Spike TV event attracted an unofficial crowd of 8,500 attendees and a live gate of approximately $730,000.