Originally written on MMA Manifesto  |  Last updated 8/8/12
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Lyoto Machida might have gotten the title shot, but Shogun Rua walked away with more cash.  Rua was the top earner at last Saturday's UFC on Fox: Shogun vs Vera.  Here are the fighter salary info from the event according to the California State Athletic Commission (but big up to MMA Mania for publishing it since the CSAC didn't e-mail it to me for some reason).



Mauricio Rua: $240,000 ($170,000 to show, $70,000 win bonus)

Lyoto Machida: $200,000

Joe Lauzon: $148,000 ($24,000 to show, $25,000 win bonus, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $50,000 Submission of the Night bonus)

Mike Swick: $136,000 ($43,000 to show, $43,000 win bonus, $50,000 Knockout of the Night bonus)

Brandon Vera: $70,000

Jamie Varner: $62,000 ($12,000 to show, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus)

Ryan Bader: $47,000

Manny Gamburyan: $36,000 ($18,000 to show, $18,000 win bonus)

Phil De Fries: $32,000 ($16,000 to show, $16,000 win bonus)

Phil Davis: $30,000

Rani Yahya: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus)

Cole Miller: $21,000

Nam Phan: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus)

John Moraga: $18,000 ($9,000 to show, $9,000 win bonus)

DaMarques Johnson: $18,000

Wagner Prado: $16,000

Josh Grispi: $15,000

Oli Thompson: $11,000

Michihiro Omigawa: $11,000

Ulysses Gomez: $8,000


 
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