UFC on FOX 11 Salaries Revealed: Fabricio Werdum Tops List From Orlando
The Florida State Boxing Commission released a full list of the UFC on FOX 11 fighter salaries to MMAJunkie.com earlier today.
The event aired live on FOX last Saturday night (April 19, 2014) from the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, and was preceded by two preliminary cards airing on FOX Sports 1 and Fight Pass.
Not surprisingly, topping the list is none other than No. 1-ranked heavyweight contender Fabricio “Vai Cavalo” Werdum, who took home a solid $175,000 for his title shot-clinching victory over Travis Browne in the card’s main event.
Other top earners included Donald Cerrone, who earned $114,000 for his first round submission of Edson Barboza, Thiago Alves, who earned $78,000 for his “Fight of the Night”-winning win over Seth Baczynski, and former Strikeforce lightweight title challenger Jorge Masvidal, who also took home $78,000 for defeating Pat Healy.
Rising lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov continued to inch his way up the pay scale with $64,000 for his decision win over Rafael dos Anjos.
Former UFC women’s bantamweight title challenger Miesha Tate earned $56,000 for her come-from behind victory over fellow former No. 1 contender Liz “Girl-Rilla” Carmouche.
Check out the event’s full total disclosed payroll, which totaled $974,000, below:
Fabricio Werdum: $175,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus) ?def. Travis Browne: $50,000
Miesha Tate: $56,000 (includes $28,000 win bonus) ?def. Liz Carmouche: $17,000
Donald Cerrone: $114,000 (includes $57,000 win bonus) ?def. Edson Barboza: $29,000
Yoel Romero: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus) ?def. Brad Tavares: $19,000
Khabib Nurmagomedov: $64,000 (includes $32,000 win bonus)? def. Rafael dos Anjos: $21,000
Thiago Alves: $78,000 (includes $39,000 win bonus)? def. Seth Baczynski: $20,000
Jorge Masvidal: $78,000 (includes $39,000 win bonus)? def. Pat Healy: $25,000
Alex White: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) ?def. Estevan Payan: $10,000
Caio Magalhaes: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)? def. Luke Zachrich: $8,000
Jordan Mein: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus) ?def. Hernani Perpetuo: $8,000
Dustin Ortiz: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) ?def. Ray Borg: $8,000
Mirsad Bektic: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) ?def. Chas Skelly: $8,000
Derrick Lewis: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) ?def. Jack May: $8,000
Disclaimer: The figures do not include deductions for items such as insurance, licenses and taxes. Additionally, the figures do not include money paid by sponsors, which can oftentimes be a substantial portion of a fighter’s income. They also do not include any other “locker room” or special discretionary bonuses the UFC oftentimes pays.
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