UFC on Fox 7 Fighter Salaries: Henderson, Mir, and Melendez Top The List
UFC on Fox 7 took place Saturday, April 20, at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. The main event featured a lightweight championship battle between current UFC champion Benson Henderson and imported Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez.
The numbers below are based on fighter salary information promoters are required to submit to the Athletic Commission. Undisclosed bonuses a promoter might pay a fighter and performance bonuses (FOTN, KOTN, SOTN) are not included.
These fighter salaries were released by the California State Athletic Commission on Sunday.
Benson Henderson: $200,000 (includes $100,000 win bonus)
def. Gilbert Melendez: $175,000
Daniel Cormier: $126,000 (includes $63,000 win bonus)
def. Frank Mir: $200,000
Josh Thomson: $95,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Nate Diaz: $15,000
Matt Brown: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
def. Jordan Mein: $16,000
Chad Mendes: $56,000 (includes $28,000 win bonus)
def. Darren Elkins: $24,000
Francis Carmont: $38,000 (includes $19,000 win bonus)
def. Lorenz Larkin: $23,000
Myles Jury: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Ramsey Nijem: $14,000
Joseph Benavidez: $66,000 (includes $33,000 win bonus)
def. Darren Uyenoyama: $12,000
Jorge Masvidal: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
def. Tim Means: $10,000
T.J. Dillashaw: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
def. Hugo Viana: $8,000
Anthony Njokuani: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
def. Roger Bowling: $12,000
Yoel Romero: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Clifford Starks: $8,000
UFC on Fox 7 Disclosed Fighter Payroll Total: $1,318,000
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