UFC on FOX 7 payouts for those who competed at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) "Henderson vs. Melendez" event this past Saturday night (April 20, 2013) from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., were acquired by the folks at MMAJunkie.com earlier today (April 21, 2013) from the California State Athletic Commission (NSAC).
Main event winner Benson Henderson, and co-main event loser Frank Mir, walked away a cool $200,000 each for their respective performances in two of the featured bouts of the evening.
Second on the payout leaderboard was "El Nino," who earned $175,000 despite losing an extremely close and controversial split decision to Henderson in the main event.
Here are the complete UFC on FOX 7 payouts and salaries:
Benson Henderson: $200,000 ($100,000 to show, $100,000 to win)
Gilbert Melendez: $175,000
Henderson def. Melendez via decision
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 "Henderson vs. Melendez" click here.
For complete UFC on FOX 7 results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here.