The UFC on FOX 5 salaries were released by the Washington Department of Licensing on Wednesday, and former champion Mauricio Rua topped the list earning $175,000 for his bout against Alexander Gustafsson. Meanwhile, B.J. Penn was right behind him with $150,000 and in third place was Benson Henderson who defended his title against Nate Diaz in the main event.
When including the two bonuses Scott Jorgensen won on Saturday night, the extra $130,000 catapults him into the second highest paid on the card with $172,000 total.
The payouts are only the required numbers given from the promotion to the commission and don’t include any locker room bonuses, fight bonuses or sponsorship amounts.
Read below for a list of UFC on FOX 5 salaries:
Benson Henderson: $78,000 ($39,000 x2) def. Nate Diaz: $50,000
Alexander Gustafsson: $60,000 ($30,000 x2) def. Mauricio Rua: $175,000
Rory MacDonald: $42,000 ($21,000 x2) def. BJ Penn: $150,000
Matt Brown: $54,000 ($27,000 x2) def. Mike Swick: $48,000
Yves Edwards: $32,000 ($16,000 x2) def. Jeremy Stephens: $24,000
Raphael Assuncao: $38,000 ($19,000 x2) def. Mike Easton: $14,000
Ramsey Nijem: $20,000 ($10,000 x2) def. Joe Proctor: $8,000
Daron Cruickshank: $16,000 (includes $8,000 x2) Henry Martinez: $8,000
Abel Trujillo: $12,000 (includes $6,000 x2) def. Marcus LeVesseur: $8,000
Dennis Siver: $62,000 (includes $31,000 x2) def. Nam Phan: $10,000
Scott Jorgensen: $41,000 ($20,500 x2) def. John Albert: $10,000
Fight Night Bonuses (Not part of report from commission)
John Albert: $65,000 Fight of the Night bonus
Scott Jorgensen $130,000 Fight of the Night bonus, Submission of the Night bonus
Yves Edwards $65,000 Knockout of the Night bonus