July 11, 2012; San Jose, CA, USA; Aaron Simpson (left) defeats Kenny Robertson (right) in the welterweight bout of the UFC on Fuel TV at HP Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE
UFC on FUEL TV 4 fighter payouts for those who competed at the "Munoz vs. Weidman" mixed martial arts (MMA) event this past Wednesday night (July 11, 2012) from the HP Pavilion were released to MMAmania.com earlier today by the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC).
The star of the show, Chris Weidman, was the man of the hour on fight night, but it was Aaron Simpson who was the top money man when the dust settled, beating out "All American" ($44,000) with an event-high base salary ($46,000) for his triumphant Welterweight debut.
Two victorious Brazilians -- one from the "Prelims" under card, Raphael Assuncao ($34,000), and the other who kicked off the FUEL broadcast, Rafael Dos Anjos ($40,000) -- also slipped into the top five breadwinner circle.
But, that's not all.
Here is the complete list of UFC on FUEL TV 4: "Munoz vs. Weidman" salaries and payouts:
Chris Weidman -- $44,000 ($22,000 to show, $22,000 to win)
Mark Munoz -- $42,000
Weidman def. Munoz via technical knockout (strikes) in round two
James Te Huna Roper -- $28,000 ($14,000 to show, $14,000 to win)
Jose Joey Beltran -- $15,000
Te Huna defeated Beltran via unanimous decision
Aaron Simpson -- $46,000 ($23,000 to show, $23,000 to win)
Kenny Roberston -- $8,000
Simpson defeated Robertson via unanimous decision
T.J. Dillashaw -- $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Vaugh Lee -- $8,000
Dillashaw defeated Lee via submission (rear naked choke) in round one
Rafael Dos Anjos -- $40,000 ($20,000 to show, $20,000 to win)
Anthony Njokuani -- $14,000
Dos Anjos defeated Njokuani via unanimous decision
Raphael Assuncao -- $34,000 ($17,000 to show, $17,000 to win)
Issel Tamura $8,000
Assuncao defeated Tamura via technical knockout (strikes) in round two
The total disclosed payroll for UFC on FUEL TV 4: "Munoz vs. Weidman" was $446,000.
Keep in mind the salaries listed above do not include fight bonuses, sponsorships, percentages and other unofficial payments such as PPV bonuses, among others. 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 FUEL TV 4 click here.