Found July 12, 2012 on
California State Athletic Commission has released the official salaries for all of the contestants who competed in Saturday’s “UFC on FUEL TV: Munoz vs. Weidman” event.
Courtesy of his victory over Mark Munoz (Pictured) in the card’s featured attraction, Chris Weidman was the night’s highest earner. Weidman scored $42,000, with half of his check coming via win bonus.
Munoz, meanwhile, pocketed $42k for his efforts.
Please keep in mind, the numbers that get reported to the athletic commissions are only of what’s required. These figures do not include deductions for items such as licenses and taxes.
Additionally, they do not contain money paid by sponsors or any bonuses from the UFC. These royalties can include Fight Night bonuses, top secret discretionary bonuses, etc., which can oftentimes represent a substantial portion of a fighter’s total income.
HP Pavilion in San Jose hosted yesterday’s show.
Here are the official salaries for UFC on FUEL TV 4:
(Total disclosed payroll: $446,000)
Raphael Assuncao: $34,000 (including $17,000 win bonus)
Defeated Issei Tamura: $8,000
Marcelo Guimaraes: $12,000 (including $6,000 win bonus)
Defeated Dan Stittgen: $6,000
Andrew Craig: $16,000 (including $8,000 win bonus)
Defeated Rafael Natal: $12,000
Chris Cariaso: $20,000 (including $10,000 win bonus)
Defeated Josh Ferguson: $8,000
Alex Caceres: $20,000 (including $10,000 win bonus)
Defeated Damacio Page: $11,000
Rafael Dos Anjos: $40,000 (including $20,000 win bonus)
Defeated Anthony Njokuani: $14,000
T.J. Dillashaw: $20,000 (including $10,000 win bonus)
Defeated Vaughan Lee: $8,000
Francis Carmont: $20,000 (including $10,000 win bonus)
Defeated Karlos Vemola: $14,000
Aaron Simpson: $46,000 (including $23,000 win bonus)
Defeated Kenny Robertson: $8,000
James Te Huna: $28,000 (including $14,000 win bonus)
Defeated Joey Beltran: $15,000
Chris Weidman: $44,000 (including $22,000 win bonus)
Defeated Mark Munoz: $42,000
(Picture provided by Steven Houchin of Shotgun Images)
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