The official fighter purses for those who competed at UFC on FOX: "Velasquez vs. Dos Santos" this past Saturday night (Nov. 12, 2011) from the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., were released earlier today by the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC).
Main event participants, former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez ($100,000) and newly-crowned division kingpin Junior dos Santos ($220,000), claimed nearly half the disclosed $666,000 fighter payroll.
Former WEC lightweight champion Ben Henderson came in second with $60,000 by defeating Clay Guida ($40,000), while Mike Pierce got a cool 36k for outworking Paul Bradley ($8,000).
Here is the complete list of UFC on FOX payouts:
Junior dos Santos: $220,000 ($110,000 to show, $110,000 to win)
Cain Velasquez: $100,000
Dos Santos def. Velasquez via knockout
Ben Henderson: $60,000 ($30,000 to show, $30,000 to win)
Clay Guida: $40,000
Henderson def. Guida via unanimous decision
Dustin Poirier: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Pablo Garza: $8,000
Poirier def. Garza via submission (Brabo choke)
Ricardo Lamas: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Cub Swanson: $15,000
Lamas def. Swanson via submission (arm-triangle choke)
DaMarques Johnson: $28,000 ($14,000 to show, $14,000 to win)
Clay Harvison: $8,000
Johnson def. Harvison via knockout
Darren Uyenoyama: $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 to win)
Norifumi Yamamoto: $15,000
Uyenoyama def. Yamamoto via unanimous decision
Robert Peralta: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Mackens Semerzier: $8,000
Peralta def. Semerzier via technical knockout
Alex Caceres: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Cole Escovedo: $6,000
Caceres def. Escovedo via unanimous decision
Mike Pierce: $36,000 ($18,000 to show, $18,000 to win)
Paul Bradley: $8,000
Pierce def. Bradley via split decision
Aaron Rosa: $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 to win)
Matt Lucas: $6,000
Rosa def. Lucas via majority 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 FOX go here.
For complete UFC on FOX 1 results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here and here.