UFC on FOX 22 fighter payouts for those athletes competing at the "VanZant vs. Waterson" mixed martial arts (MMA) event last weekend (Sat., Dec. 17, 2016) from inside Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, were released earlier today by California State Athletic Commission (CSAC).
Not surprisingly, longtime combat sports veteran Urijah Faber was the top earner of the night, raking in $320,00 for his winning performance against Brad Pickett (watch it), who collected $40,000 in defeat.
Elsewhere on the card, two of the promotion’s brightest flames — Paige VanZant and Sage Northcutt — were snuffed out by gritty submission specialists Michelle Waterson (video) and Mickey Gall (highlights).
That's not all.
The full UFC on FOX 22 payouts (via MMA Junkie) are below:
Michelle Waterson: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Paige VanZant: $43,000
Mickey Gall: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
def. Sage Northcutt: $60,000
Urijah Faber: $320,000 (includes $160,000 win bonus)
def. Brad Pickett: $40,000
Alan Jouban: $54,000 (includes $27,000 win bonus)
def. Mike Perry: $14,000
Paul Craig: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Luis Henrique da Silva: $14,000
Mizuto Hirota: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus)
def. Cole Miller: $33,000
Colby Covington: $54,000 (includes $27,000 win bonus)
def. Bryan Barberena: $20,000
Alex Morono: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. James Moontasri: $16,000
Josh Emmett: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
def. Scott Holtzman: $17,000
Leslie Smith: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
def. Irene Aldana: $12,000
Eddie Wineland: $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus)
def. Takeya Mizugaki: $39,000
Hector Sandoval: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Fredy Serrano: $12,000
Sultan Aliev: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Bojan Velickovic: $12,000
The total disclosed payroll for UFC on FOX 22 was $1,094,000.
Keep in mind the salaries listed above do not include fight bonuses, Reebok sponsorships (see those figures here), percentages and other unofficial payments. It also does not include deductions for expenses such as insurance, taxes, etc.
For example, the promotion often hands out extra cash for "Fight of the Night" and "Performance of the Night" bonuses. To check out these figures for "VanZant vs. Waterson" click here.
For complete UFC on FOX 22 Finale results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here.