The UFC closed out 2012 on Saturday night with UFC 155. The events saw a new UFC heavyweight champion crowned as Cain Velasquez wrested the title away from Junior dos Santos with a dominant five round performance, while in the co-main event Jim Miller returned to the win column with a “Fight of the Night” decision victory over Joe Lauzon.
Also of note was Costa Philippou’s upset TKO win over Tim Boetsch who was on a four fight winning streak prior to Saturday night.
Two returning fighters had different levels of success in Las Vegas. Chris Leben, returning from a yearlong drug related suspension dropped a decision to Derek Brunson, while Todd Duffee returning to the UFC after being released in 2010, took home “Knockout of the Night” honors with a first round knockout of Phil De Fries.
UFC 155 Full Disclosed Salaries (via MMAWeekly)
Cain Velasquez: $200,000 ($100,000 plus $100,000 win bonus) defeated Junior Dos Santos: $400,000.
Jim Miller: $82,000 ($41,000 plus $41,000 win bonus) defeated Joe Lauzon: $27,000.
Costa Philippou: $36,000 ($18,000 plus $18,000 win bonus) defeated Tim Boetsch: $37,000.
Yushin Okami: $84,000 ($42,000 plus $42,000 win bonus) defeated Alan Belcher: $37,000.
Derek Brunson: $30,000 ($13,000 plus $17,000 win bonus) defeated Chris Leben: $51,000.
Eddie Wineland: $30,000 ($15,000 plus $15,000 win bonus) defeated Brad Pickett: $17,000.
Erik Perez: $20,000 ($10,000 plus $10,000 win bonus) defeated Byron Bloodworth: $6,000.
Jamie Varner: $24,000 ($12,000 plus $12,000 win bonus) defeated Melvin Guillard: $42,000.
Myles Jury: $16,000 ($8,000 plus $8,000 win bonus) defeated Michael Johnson: $14,000.
Todd Duffee: $16,000 ($8,000 plus $8,000 win bonus) defeated Phil DeFries: $14,000.
Max Holloway: $24,000 ($12,000 plus $12,000 win bonus) defeated Leonard Garcia: $20,000.
John Moraga: $22,000 ($11,000 plus $11,000 win bonus) defeated Chris Cariaso: $12,000.