The curtains have now closed on the hall of fame worthy career of Urijah Faber. The former World Extreme Cagefighting featherweight champ partook in the final fight of his career on the main card of Saturday’s UFC on Fox 22, where he defeated England’s Brad Pickett by unanimous decision.
Though Faber has plenty on the go with which to support himself in his post-fighting life, he was compensated quite well for the final fight of his career. He will not go hungry any time soon, having earned more than any other fighter on the UFC on Fox 22 bill with a payday of $320,000.
Faber’s payday more than quintupled that of UFC on Fox’s next highest earner, Sage Northcutt. The 20-year-old prospect pocketed $60,000 for his losing effort against fellow up-and-comer Mickey Gall. In victory, Gall pocketed $40,000.
Other big earners of the night included Paige VanZant, who earned $43,000 for her loss to Michelle Waterson in the main event, Alan Jouban, who took home $54,000 for his main card defeat of Mike Perry, and Eddie Wineland, who earned $59,000 for his first-round TKO of Takeya Mizugaki.
Here’s a full rundown of the salaries for UFC on Fox 22 (figures via MMAJunkie.com).
Michelle Waterson: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Paige VanZant: $43,000
Mickey Gall: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
def. Sage Northcutt: $60,000
Urijah Faber: $320,000 (includes $160,000 win bonus)
def. Brad Pickett: $40,000
Alan Jouban: $54,000 (includes $27,000 win bonus)
def. Mike Perry: $14,000
Paul Craig: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Luis Henrique da Silva: $14,000
Mizuto Hirota: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus)
def. Cole Miller: $33,000
Colby Covington: $54,000 (includes $27,000 win bonus)
def. Bryan Barberena: $20,000
Alex Morono: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. James Moontasri: $16,000
Josh Emmett: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
def. Scott Holtzman: $17,000
Leslie Smith: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
def. Irene Aldana: $12,000
Eddie Wineland: $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus)
def. Takeya Mizugaki: $39,000
Hector Sandoval: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Fredy Serrano: $12,000
Sultan Aliev: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Bojan Velickovic: $12,000
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