No wonder he was so happy!
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight No. 1 contender, Fabricio Werdum, earned $175,000 for his five-round, unanimous decision win over Travis Browne ($50,000) in the main event of UFC on FOX 11, which took place last Saturday night (April 19, 2014) inside the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.
Watch highlights of his big win here.
Also bringing in six figures was longtime "Cowboy," Donald Cerrone, who raked in $114,000 for strangling Edson Barboza on the FOX Sports main card (watch it), Co-main event winner Miesha Tate can buy a lot of cupcakes with the $56,000 she earned for decisioning Liz Carmouche (video).
That's not all.
Here is the complete list of UFC on FOX 11 payouts and salaries from the Florida State Athletic Commission (via MMA Junkie):
Fabricio Werdum: $175,000 ($125,000 to show, $50,000 to win)
Travis Browne: $50,000
Werdum def. Brown via unanimous decision
Miesha Tate: $56,000 ($28,000 to show, $28,000 to win)
Liz Carmouche: $17,000
Tate def. Carmouche via unanimous decision
Donald Cerrone: $114,000 ($57,000 to show, $57,000 to win)
Edson Barboza: $29,000
Cerrone def. Barboza via submission
Yoel Romero: $50,000 ($25,000 to show, $25,000 to win)
Brad Tavares: $19,000
Romero def. Tavares via unanimous decision
Khabib Nurmagomedov: $64,000 ($32,000 to show, $32,000 to win)
Rafael dos Anjos: $21,000
Nurmagomedov def. Dos Anjos via unanimous decision
Thiago Alves: $78,000 ($39,000 to show, $39,000 to win)
Seth Baczynski: $20,000
Alves def. Baczynski via unanimous decision
Jorge Masvidal: $78,000 ($39,000 to show, $39,000 to win)
Pat Healy: $25,000
Masvidal def. Healy via unanimous decision
Alex White: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Estevan Payan: $10,000
White def. Payan via knockout
Caio Magalhaes: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 to win)
Luke Zachrich: $8,000
Magalhaes def. Zachrich via knockout
Jordan Mein: $36,000 ($18,000 to show, $18,000 to win)
Hernani Perpetuo: $8,000
Mein def. Perpetuo via split decision
Dustin Ortiz: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Ray Borg : $8,000
Ortiz def. Borg via split decision
Mirsad Bektic: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Chas Skelly: $8,000
Bektic def. Skelly def. majority decision
Derrick Lewis: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Jack May: $8,000
Lewis def. May via technical knockout
The total disclosed payroll for UFC on FOX 11 was $974,000.
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 promotion often hands out extra cash for "Fight of the Night" and "Performance of the Night" bonuses. To check out these figures for UFC on FOX 11 click here.
For complete UFC on FOX 11 results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here.