UFC on Versus 2 fighter salaries and paydays for 'Jones vs Matyushenko'


The official fighter purses for those who competed at the UFC on Versus 2 event this past Sunday night (Aug. 1) from the San Diego Sports Arena in San Diego, California, were released earlier today and passed along by the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC).

PRIDE import Takanori Gomi was the big earner of the night, sending Tyson Griffin to the back of the line with a thunderous right hook that grossed the former lightweight deity a cool $80,000 for his efforts.

Griffin received $30,000 in defeat.

Also taking in a decent haul was main event mauler Jon "Bones" Jones who made Vladimir Matyushenko look brittle in a win good enough to award him $46,000. "The Janitor" didn't exactly clean up but still earned a respectable $31,000 with the loss.

Here is the complete list of UFC on Versus 2 payouts:

Jon Jones: $46,000 ($23,000 to show, $23,000 to win)
Vladimir Matyushenko: $31,000
Jones defeated Matyushenko via technical knockout

Yushin Okami: $46,000 ($23,000 to show, $23,000 to win)
Mark Munoz: $22,000
Okami defeated Munoz via split decision

Jake Ellenberger: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 to win)
John Howard: $15,000
Ellenberger defeated Howard via technical knockout

Takanori Gomi: $80,000 ($40,000 to show, $40,000 to win)
Tyson Griffin: $30,000
Gomi defeated Griffin via knockout

Jacob Volkmann: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Paul Kelly: $17,000
Volkmann defeated Kelly via unanimous decision

Matt Riddle: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 to win)
DaMarques Johnson: $10,000
Riddle defeated Johnson via technical knockout

Igor Pokrajac: $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 to win)
James Irvin: $20,000
Pokrajac defeated Irvin via submission (rear naked choke)

Brian Stann: $34,000 ($17,000 to show, $17,000 to win)
Mike Massenzio: $5,000
Stann defeated Massenzio via submission (triangle choke)

Charles Oliveira: $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 to win)
Darren Elkins: $8,000
Oliveira defeated Elkins via submission (triangle/armbar)

Rob Kimmons: $18,000 ($9,000 to show, $9,000 to win)
Steve Steinbeiss: $6,000
Kimmons defeated Steinbeiss via unanimous 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 on Versus 2 go here.

The total base fighter payroll for the network television event, which reportedly attracted a crowd of 8,132 attendees and a live gate of $489,685, was $480,000.

For complete UFC on Versus 2: "Jones vs Matyushenko" results and play-by-play coverage of the televised main card click here.

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