UFC on Fox 7 Salaries: Frank Mir and Benson Henderson Lead the Way
UFC on Fox 7 took place April 20 from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. In the main event, UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson successfully defended his title, earning a split decision over top-ranked Gilbert Melendez.
The co-main event featured the much anticipated UFC debut of Daniel Cormier. Cormier, an Olympic wrestler, used his strength advantage to earn a unanimous decision win over former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir.
The card was full of knockouts, eight to be exact, tying the UFC record for most KOs on a single fight card.
If you're interested in what the fighters put in their pocket after the event, we have you covered.
The California State Athletic Commission provided Bleacher Report with the fighter salaries for the event.
UFC on Fox 7 Fighter Salaries (Note: The second number listed after winners is their win bonus, and is included in the total figure listed right before)
Benson Henderson ($200,000—$100,000) defeated Gilbert Melendez ($175,000).
Daniel Cormier ($126,000—$63,000) defeated Frank Mir ($200,000).
Josh Thomson ($95,000—$10,000) defeated Nate Diaz ($15,000).
Matt Brown ($60,000—$30,000) defeated Jordan Mein ($16,000).
Chad Mendes ($56,000—$28,000) defeated Darren Elkins ($24,000).
Francis Carmont ($38,000—$19,000) defeated Lorenz Larkin ($23,000).
Myles Jury ($16,000—$8,000) defeated Ramsey Nijem ($14,000).
Joseph Benavidez ($66,000—$33,000) defeated Darren Uyenoyama ($12,000).
T.J. Dillashaw ($28,000—$14,000) defeated Hugo Viana ($8,000).
Jorge Masvidal ($60,000—$30,000) defeated Tim Means ($10,000).
Anthony Njokuani ($36,000—$18,000) defeated Roger Bowling ($12,000).
Yoel Romero ($20,000—$10,000) defeated Clifford Starks ($8,000).
**Amounts do not reflect any discretionary bonuses paid by the UFC.
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