UFC On FOX 1: Fighter Salaries And Suspensions

The Salaries for Saturday night’s UFC On FOX debut have been released and show that the new heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos was the evening’s top earner, taking home $220,000.

He was followed by Cain Velasquez who pocketed $100,000, while new lightweight No.1 contender Ben Henderson boosted his bank balance by the sum of $60,000.

Meanwhile, the fighter suspensions were also revealed today, with ‘Kid’ Yamamoto, Paul Bradley and Aaron Rosa all facing a potential six month suspension for left finger, left elbow and left wrist fractures respectively.

Fighter Salaries:

  • Junior Dos Santos: $220,000 (includes $110,000 win bonus)
  • Cain Velasquez: $100,000
  • Ben Henderson: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
  • Clay Guida: $40,000
  • Dustin Poirier: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
  • Pablo Garza: $8,000
  • Ricardo Lamas: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
  • Cub Swanson: $15,000
  • DaMarques Johnson: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
  • Clay Harvison: $8,000
  • Darren Uyenoyama: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
  • Norifumi Yamamoto: $15,000
  • Robert Peralta: $16,000 (includes $ win bonus)
  • Mackens Semerzier: $8,000
  • Alex Caceres: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
  • Cole Escovedo: $5,000
  • Mike Pierce: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
  • Paul Bradley: $18,000
  • Aaron Rosa: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
  • Matt Lucas: $6,000


Medical Suspensions:

Cain Velasquez: Suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for TKO loss

Clay Harvison: Suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for TKO loss

Norifumi Yamamoto: Suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact due to possible left-finger fracture; can be cleared early by a physician

Darren Uyenoyama: Suspended 60 days with 60 days no contact due to left-eye laceration

Mackens Semerzier: Suspended 60 days with 60 days no contact due to scalp lacerations; suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for precautionary reasons

Paul Bradley: Suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact due to possible left-elbow fracture; can be cleared early by a physician

Aaron Rosa: Suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact due to a possible left-wrist fracture; can be cleared early by a physician

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