The basic fighter salaries resulting from UFC Fight Night 63 have now been released and show that the top earner in Virginia was actually UFC veteran Clay Guida who banked $100,000 for his victory on the main card.
Guida was the only fighter to earn a six figure sum, though headliner Chad Mendes was close behind with $96,000.
The numbers drop quickly after that with Dustin Poirier being next up with $68,000, while Jorge Masvidal pocketed $51,000 and former TUF winner Michael Chiesa earned $48,000.
As always keep in mind that this is just the fighters basic salary and doesn’t include things like bonuses and sponsorship money.
Chad Mendes: $96,000 (includes $48,000 win bonus)
def. Ricardo Lamas: $35,000
Al Iaquinta: $46,000 (includes $23,000 win bonus)
def. Jorge Masvidal: $51,000
Michael Chiesa: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)
def. Mitch Clarke: $12,000
Julianna Pena: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Milana Dudieva: $10,000
Clay Guida: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)
def. Robbie Peralta: $18,000
Dustin Poirier: $68,000 (includes $34,000 win bonus)
def. Diego Ferreira: $15,000
Liz Carmouche: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus)
def. Lauren Murphy: $8,000
Alexander Yakovlev: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Gray Maynard: $48,000
Timothy Johnson: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Shamil Abdurahimov: $12,000
Ron Stallings: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Justin Jones: $8,000