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UFC on FOX 7 payouts and salaries: Benson Henderson and Frank Mir lead the way with $200,000 paydays

The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) today released the salary and payouts for everyone competing at Saturday's (April 20, 2013) UFC on FOX 7 event in San Jose, California. Below is a breakdown of the combined $1,318,000 payroll, including who took top honors.


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 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

Daniel Cormier: $126,000 ($63,000 to show, $63,000 to win)
Frank Mir: $200,000
Cormier def. Mir via decision

Josh Thomson: $95,000 ($85,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Nate Diaz: $15,000
Thomson def. Diaz via knockout

Matt Brown: $60,000 ($30,000 to show, $30,000 to win)
Jordan Mein: $16,000
Brown def. Mein via (technical) knockout

Chad Mendes: $56,000 ($28,000 to show, $28,000 to win)
Darren Elkins: $24,000
Mendes def. Elkins via knockout

Francis Carmont: $38,000 ($19,000 to show, $19,000 to win)
Lorenz Larkin: $23,000
Carmont def. Larkin via decision

Myles Jury: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Ramsey Nijem: $14,000
Jury def. Nijem via knockout

Joseph Benavidez: $66,000 ($33,000 to show, $33,000 to win)
Darren Uyenoyama: $12,000
Benavidez def. Uyenoyama via (technical) knockout

T.J. Dillashaw: $28,000 ($14,000 to show, $14,000 to win)
Hugo Viana: $8,000
Dillashaw def. Viana via (technical) knockout

Jorge Masvidal: $60,000 ($30,000 to show, $30,000 to win)
Tim Means: $10,000
Masvidal def. Means via decision

Anthony Njokuani: $36,000 ($18,000 to show, $18,000 to win)
Roger Bowling: $12,000
Njokuani def. Bowling via knockout

Yoel Romero: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Clifford Starks: $8,000
Romero def. Starks via knockout

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.

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