Demetrious Johnson once again held down the UFC on FOX main event spotlight last night (Sat., Dec. 14, 2013), the third time "Mighty Mouse" has been tasked with such a high-profile assignment this year alone. And once again Johnson delivered, scoring the "Knockout of the Night" with a savage -- and shocking -- first round stoppage of Joseph Benavidez early in the first round (watch the replay here).
It was good enough to earn a handsome (and quick) $175,000 payday, but not enough to be the top bread winner once the lights dimmed on Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California.
That honor went to Urijah Faber, who smoked and then choked Michael McDonald in the co-main event en route to a second-round "Submission of the Night," earning a cool $200,000 and most likely another Bantamweight title shot in 2014 (watch the replay here).
Here are the complete UFC on Fox 9 payouts and salaries, courtesy of California State Athletic Commission (CSAC):
UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson: $175,000 ($125,000 to show, $50,000 to win)
Joseph Benavidez: $42,000
Johnson defeated Benavidez via knockout (punch) in round one
Urijah Faber: $200,000 ($100,000 to show, $100,000 to win)
Michael McDonald: $17,000
Faber defeated McDonald via submission (guillotine choke) in round two
Alp Ozkilic: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Darren Uyenoyama: $12,000
Ozkilic defeated Uyenoyama via split decision
The total disclosed payroll for UFC on FOX 9 was $670,000. 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 FOX 9 click here.
For complete UFC on FOX 9 results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here.