The decision by two of three Octagon-side judges to give Diego Sanchez the win over Ross Pearson at UFC Fight Night 42 was a beneficial one for the wallet of Sanchez.
The fighter earned a $70,000 win bonus, giving him $140,000 for his performance. Pearson, who picked up $30,000, was also given his win bonus by UFC president Dana White, who did not agree with the decision.
Complete fighter salaries, courtesy the New Mexico Athletic Commission, can be found below. Benson Henderson, a main event winner of Rustam Khabilov, earned $90,000.
The salaries, which do not include any type of win bonus, locker room bonus or sponsorship money, were first reported by Sherdog.
Benson Henderson: $90,000 (includes $45,000 win bonus)
Rustam Khabilov : $17,000
Diego Sanchez: $140,000 (includes $70,000 win bonus)
Ross Pearson: $30,000
John Dodson: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
John Moraga: $19,000
Rafael dos Anjos: $64,000 (includes $32,000 win bonus)
Jason High: $19,000
Piotr Hallmann: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Yves Edwards: $24,000
Bryan Caraway: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Erik Perez: $21,000
Sergio Pettis: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Yaotzin Meza: $14,000
Lance Benoist: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Bobby Voelker: $12,000
Scott Jorgensen: $52,000 (includes $26,000 win bonus)
Danny Martinez: $8,000
Jon Tuck: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Jake Lindsey: $8,000
Patrick Cummins: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Roger Narvaez: $8,000
Front-Page Photo Credit: Joe Camporeale