UFC on FOX 8 is in the books and payouts and salaries are in the checkbooks. Here's a complete list of last Saturday night's earnings for all the fighters competing at the "Johnson vs. Moraga" network television event in Seattle.
UFC on FOX 8 fighter payouts and salaries for those who competed at the "Johnson vs. Moraga" event this past Saturday night (July 27, 2013) from the KeyArena in Seattle, were released earlier today (via MMA Weekly) by the Washington State Department of Licensing.
Longtime mixed martial arts (MMA) veteran Robbie Lawler took the top spot -- by leaps and bounds -- following his head kick knockout over Bobby Voelker ($12,000) on the "Emerald City" main card. His "Ruthless" salary of $156,000 is nearly $100k more than UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson, who picked up $58,000 for tapping John Moraga ($17,000).
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Coming in a distant second was the hot-and-cold Melvin Guillard, who unfortunately for Mac Danzig, was on fire last Saturday in Seattle, picking up $84,000 for sleeping the Vegan warrior, who limps home with $30,000 in defeat.
That's not all.
Here are the full UFC on FOX 8 payout and salaries:
Demetrious Johnson: $58,000 ($29,000 to show, $29,000 to win)
John Moraga: $17,000
Johnson def. Moraga via submission
Rory MacDonald: $48,000 ($24,000 to show, $24,000 to win)
Jake Ellenberger: $52,000
MacDonald def. Ellenberger via unanimous decision
Robbie Lawler: $156,000 ($78,000 to show, $78,000 to win)
Bobby Voelker: $12,000
Laeler def. Voelker via knockout
Liz Carmouche: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 to win)
Jessica Andrade: $8,000
Carmouche def. Andrade via technical knockout
Jorge Masvidal: $66,000 ($33,000 to show, $33,000 to win)
Michael Chiesa: $15,000
Masvidal def. Chiesa via submission
Danny Castillo: $58,000 ($29,000 to show, $29,000 to win)
Tim Means: $12,000
Castillo def. Means via unanimous decision
Melvin Guillard: $84,000 ($42,000 to show, $42,000 to win)
Mac Danzig: $30,000
Guillard def. Danzig via knockout
Daron Cruickshank: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Yves Edwards: $21,000
Cruickshank def. Edwards via split decision
Ed Herman: $74,000 ($37,000 to show, $37,000 to win)
Trevor Smith: $8,000
Herman def. Smith via split decision
Germaine de Randamie: $18,000 ($9,000 to show, $9,000 to win)
Julie Kedzie: $9,000
De Randamie def. Kedzie via split decision
Justin Salas: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Aaron Riley: $14,000
Salas def. Riley via split decision
Yaotzin Meza: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
John Albert: $10,000
Meza def. Albert via submission
Add it all up and you get $850,000.
Keep in mind the salaries listed above do not include fight bonuses, sponsorships, percentages and other unofficial payments such as fight 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 "Johnson vs. Moraga" click here.
For complete UFC on FOX 8 results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here.