Urijah Faber was well compensated for his return to the cage, which co-headlined the UFC Sacramento card over the weekend.
“The California Kid” pocketed $340,000 for first-round knockout of red hot prospect Ricky Simon. This was his first fight paycheck since late 2016, when he retired after a decision defeat of Brad Pickett.
Ricky Simon, on the other hand, pocketed just $23,000 in defeat.
In the UFC Sacramento main event, former UFC featherweight champion Germaine de Randamie pocketed $90,000 for her first-round knockout of formerly undefeated prospect Aspen Ladd, who earned $35,000 in defeat.
Other top earners on the UFC Sacramento card included main card winner Josh Emmett, who pocketed $98,000 for his victory over Mirsad Bektic ($38,000), and Andre Fili and Julianna Peña, who earned $80,000 apiece for beating Sheymon Moraes ($21,000) and Nicco Montaño ($30,000) respectively.
Here is a full rundown of the salaries for the card (via MMA Junkie):
UFC Sacramento Salaries:
Germaine de Randamie: $90,000 (includes $45,000 win bonus)
def. Aspen Ladd: $35,000
Urijah Faber: $340,000 (includes $170,000 win bonus)
def. Ricky Simon: $23,000
Josh Emmett: $98,000 (includes $49,000 win bonus)
def. Mirsad Bektic: $38,000
Karl Roberson: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
def. Wellington Turman: $12,000
Marvin Vettori: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
def. Cezar Ferreira: $45,000
John Allan: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Mike Rodriguez: $20,000
Andre Fili: $80,000 (includes $40,000 win bonus)
def. Sheymon Moraes: $21,000
Julianna Peña: $80,000 (includes $40,000 win bonus)
def. Nicco Montaño: $30,000
Ryan Hall: $70,000 (includes $35,000 win bonus)
def. Darren Elkins: $62,000
Jonathan Martinez: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
def. Liu Pingyuan: $14,000
Brianna Van Buren: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Livinha Souza: $12,000
Benito Lopez: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Vince Morales: $14,000
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 7/15/2019.