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Thursday, 08/09/2012, 11:18 am

Shogun tops UFC on FOX 4 salaries | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor

Two former UFC light-heavyweight champions led the payroll at last Saturday’s UFC on FOX 4 event, as Mauricio “Shogun” Rua ($240,000) and Lyoto Machida ($200,000) combined for 46 percent of the events $963,000 payroll.

The main event of the evening proved to be very entertaining as Shogun Rua stopped Brandon Vera ($70,000) via fourth-round TKO. However, it was the knockout delivered by Lyoto Machida in the co-main event of the evening that most impressed Dana White. The UFC President granted “The Dragon” a title shot for his second-round KO of top contender Ryan Bader ($47,000).

The full UFC on FOX 4 salaries and bonuses are as follows:

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua: $240,000 (includes $70,000 win bonus)
def. Brandon Vera: $70,000

Lyoto Machida: $200,000 (no win bonus)
def. Ryan Bader: $47,000

Joe Lauzon: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)
def. Jamie Varner: $12,000

Mike Swick: $86,000 (includes $43,000 win bonus)
def. DaMarques Johnson: $18,000

Nam Phan: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Cole Miller: $21,000

Phil Davis: $30,000 (ruled a no contest)
vs. Wagner Prado: $16,000

Rani Yahya: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Josh Grispi: $15,000

Phil De Fries: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus)
def. Oli Thompson: $11,000

Manny Gamburyan: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
def. Michihiro Omigawa: $11,000

John Moraga: $18,000 (includes $9,000 win bonus)
def. Ulysses Gomez: $8,000

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