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UFC on FX 3 payouts and salaries: Mike Pyle pockets event-high purse

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UFC on FX 3 fighter payouts for those who competed at the "Johnson vs. McCall" event this past Friday night (June 8, 2012) from the Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla., were released earlier today by the Florida State Boxing Commission.

Surprisingly, Welterweight veteran Mike Pyle lead this payout pack with an event-high purse ($66,000) for his performance in the "Sunshine State," which resulted in a highlight-real finish of Josh Neer. Not far behind was another 170-pound fighter who competed on "Prelims" under card, Mike Pierce, who took home the second-best salary ($40,000) for his split decision over Carlos Eduardo Rocha.

As for the 125-pound headliners, Demetrious Johnson vs. Ian McCall?

"Might Mouse" matched Pierce's take ($40,000), but "Uncle Creepy" earned a meager sum ($9,000) in comparison for his participation in the promotion's Flyweight tournament semifinal match.

Here is the complete list of UFC on FX 3 salaries and payouts (via

Demetrious Johnson: $40,000 ($20,000 to show, $20,000 to win)
Ian McCall: $9,000
Johnson defeated McCall via unanimous decision

Erick Silva: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Charlie Brenneman: $18,000
Silva defeated Brenneman via submission (rear naked choke) in round one

Mike Pyle: $66,000 ($33,000 to show, $33,000 to win)
Josh Neer: $14,000
Pyle defeated Neer via knockout in round one

Eddie Wineland: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win bonus)
Scott Jorgensen: $20,500
Wineland defeated Jorgensen via knockout in round two

Mike Pierce: $40,000 ($20,000 to show, $20,000 to win)
Carlos Eduardo Rocha: $8,000
Pierce defeated Rocha via split decision

Seth Baczynski: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Lance Benoist: $8,000
Baczynski defeated Lance Benoist via split decision

Matt Grice: $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 to win)
Leonard Garcia: $20,000
Grice defeated Garcia via unanimous decision

Dustin Pague: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Jared Papazian: $6,000
Pague defeated Papazian via submission (rear-naked choke) in round one

Tim Means: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Justin Salas: $8,000
Means defeated Salas via technical knockout (strikes) in round one

Buddy Roberts: $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 to win)
Caio Magalhaes: $8,000
Roberts defeated Magalhaes via unanimous decision

Henry Martinez: $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 to win)
Bernardo Magalhaes: $6,000
Martinez defeated Malgalhaes via unanimous decision

Sean Pierson: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Jake Hecht: $8,000
Pierson defeated Hecht via unanimous decision

The total disclosed payroll for UFC on FX 3: "Johnson vs. McCall" was $423,500.

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 FX 3 click here.

For complete UFC on FX 3 results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here. For a complete recap of all the news and notes coming out of the "Johnson vs. McCall" mixed martial arts (MMA) show click here.

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