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UFC 156 payouts and salaries: Which losing fighters bagged the biggest bucks in Vegas?

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UFC 156 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 "Aldo vs. Edgar" pay-per-view event in Las Vegas.

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UFC 156 fighter payouts for those who competed at the "Aldo vs. Edgar" pay-per-view (PPV) event this past Saturday night (Feb. 2, 2013) from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas were released to MMAmania.com earlier today by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).

And the night's top earners may surprise you.

Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans raked in $300,000 for his unanimous decision loss to Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, narrowly edging out Blackzilian buddy Alistair Overeem, who also bagged big bucks despite being toe-tagged by Antonio Silva (watch it here).

How big? Try $285,714.29.

Not far behind "The Reem" was Jose Aldo with a cool $240,000 for keeping his featherweight title in Brazil, thanks to a unanimous decision win over former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar (see it happen here), who has 120,000 reasons to feel better about his third straight loss.

That's not all.

Here are the complete UFC 156 payouts and salaries:

Jose Aldo: $240,000 ($120,000 to show, $120,000 to win)
Frankie Edgar: $120,000
Aldo def. Edgar via unanimous decision

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira: $174,000 ($107,000 to show, $67,000 to win)
Rashad Evans: $300,000
Nogueira def. Evans via unanimous decision

Antonio Silva: $70,000 (no win bonus)
Alistair Overeem: $285,714.29
Silva def. Overeem via knockout

Demian Maia: $120,000 ($60,000 to show, $60,000 to win)
Jon Fitch: $66,000
Maia def. Fitch via unanimous decision

Joseph Benavidez: $60,000 ($30,000 to show, $30,000 to win)
Ian McCall: $9,000
Benavidez def. McCall via unanimous decision

Evan Dunham: $46,000 ($23,000 to show, $23,000 to win)
Gleison Tibau: $33,000
Dunham def. Tibau via split decision

Tyron Woodley: $87,000 ($43,500 to show, $43,500 to win)
Jay Hieron: $12,000
Woodley def. Heiron via knockout

Bobby Green: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Jacob Volkmann: $22,000
Green def. Volkmann via submission (rear naked choke)

Isaac Vallie-Flagg: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Yves Edwards: $21,000
Vallie-Flagg def. Edwards via split decision

Dustin Kimura: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Chico Camus: $8,000
Kimura def. Camus via submission (rear naked choke)

Francisco Rivera: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Edwin Figueroa: $10,000
Rivera def. Figueroa via technical knockout

The total disclosed payroll for UFC 156: "Aldo vs. Edgar" was $1,755,714.29.

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 156 click here.

For complete UFC 156 results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here.