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UFC Fight Night 63 payouts and salaries: Clay Guida outstrips Chad Mendes, Jorge Masvidal tops Al Iaquinta

UFC Fight Night 63 is in the books and payouts and salaries are in the checkbooks. Here's a complete list of last Saturday afternoon's (April 4, 2015) earnings for all the fighters competing at the "Mendes vs. Lamas" FOX Sports 1-televised event in Fairfax, Virginia.

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UFC Fight Night 63 fighter payouts and salaries for the athletes who competed at the "Mendes vs. Lamas" FOX Sports 1 event last weekend (Sat., April 4, 2015) from inside Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va., were released earlier this afternoon by that state's Boxing, MMA and Wrestling Advisory Board.

Surprisingly, top-ranked Featherweight contender -- and two-time 145-pound unsuccessful title challenger -- Chad Mendes was not the top earner of the night, raking in $96,000 ($48,000 to show, $48,000 to win) for his destruction of Ricardo Lamas in the main event that lasted less than three minutes (video highlights here).

It was Clay Guida who scored the biggest payout, bringing in $100,000 ($50,000 to show, $50,000 to win) after he turned in a vintage -- and dominant -- performance at the expense of Robbie Peralta (read full recap here).

That's not all, including (perhaps) a moral victory for the dejected Jorge Masvidal (more on that here).

Here's the complete list of UFC Fight Night 63 payouts and salaries (via MMA Fighting):

Chad Mendes: $96,000 ($48,000 to show, $48,000 to win)
Ricardo Lamas: $35,000
Al Iaquinta: $46,000 ($23,000 to show, $23,000 to win)
Jorge Masvidal: $51,000
Michael Chiesa: $48,000 ($24,000 to show, $24,000 to win)
Mitch Clarke: $12,000
Julianna Pena: $30,000 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 to win)
Milana Dudieva: $10,000
Clay Guida: $100,000 ($50,000 to show, $50,000 to win)
Robbie Peralta: $18,000
Dustin Poirier: $68,000 ($34,000 to show, $34,000 to win)
Diego Ferreira: $15,000
Liz Carmouche: $34,000 ($17,000 to show, $17,000 to win)
Lauren Murphy: $8,000
Alexander Yakovlev: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Gray Maynard: $48,000
Timothy Johnson: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Shamil Abdurahimov: $12,000
Ron Stallings: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Justin Jones: $8,000

The total disclosed payroll for UFC Fight Night 63 was $691,000.

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. Also, the promotion hands out extra cash for "Fight of the Night" and "Performance of the Night" bonuses (see that full list here).


For complete UFC Fight Night 63 results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here.

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