UFC on FOX 4 Fighter Salaries: Shogun Rua and Lyoto Machida Lead the Way
The marquee fights on the recent UFC on FOX 4 fight card featured two former UFC light heavyweight champions. In the main event, fans saw Mauricio “Shogun” Rua dispatch Brandon Vera via fourth-round TKO, while in the evening’s co-main event, Lyoto Machida knocked out Ryan Bader in the second round. Not surprisingly, for their efforts, Rua and Machida took home the bulk of the pay from the August 4 fight card.
Another fighter that didn’t do too badly for himself was Mike Swick. Swick, fighting for the first time since February 2010, shook off any cobwebs he may have had and knocked out DeMarques Johnson at the 1:20 mark of the second round, adding $50,000 for “Knockout of the Night” honors to his $86,000 fight pay.
Full fighter payouts for UFC on FOX 4 were provided to BR MMA by the California State Athletic Commission. (Numbers do not include locker room or “Fight Night” bonuses.)
Mauricio "Shogun" Rua $240,000 (includes $70,000 win bonus) defeats Brandon Vera $70,000.
Lyoto Machida $200,000 defeats Ryan Bader $47,000.
Joe Lauzon $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus) defeats Jamie Varner $12,000.
Mike Swick $86,000 (includes $43,000 win bonus) defeats DaMarques Johnson $18,000.
Nam Phan $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) defeats Cole Miller $21,000.
Phil Davis $30,000 versus Wagner Prado $16,000.
Rani Yahya $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) defeats Josh Grispi $15,000.
Phil De Fries $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus) defeats Oli Thompson $11,000.
Manny Gamburyan $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus) defeats Michihiro Omigawa $11,000.
John Moraga $18,000 (includes $9,000 win bonus) defeats Ulysses Gomez $8,000.
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