Sunday, December 15, 2013

PAYDAY: UFC on Fox 9 Salaries - Complete Payouts for 'Johnson vs Benavidez 2' on 12/14/13


'Mighty Mouse' Demetrious Johnson
The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) has released the following salary figures for UFC on FOX 9: Johnson vs Benavidez 2, held Saturday, December 14, 2013, at the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, CA.

These salary amounts do not include any individual fighter endorsement earnings for this event, nor do they include any undisclosed bonuses which are commonly paid to fighters by Zuffa in private. Fighters pay out of pocket for training, licensing fees and related expenses. Fighters spend months training in preparation for these fights, so they are being paid for their work already completed in the gym, as well as their performance on fight night.

UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson was the top earner of the night with his $300K payout.

Winning fighters in RED.

Demetrious Johnson: $300,000 ($125K show + $125K win + $50K KO bonus)

-Johnson won by knockout in 2 minutes and 8 seconds

Joseph Benavidez: $42,000

-Benavidez lost by knockout (due to punches) in 2 minutes and 8 seconds

Urijah Faber: $250,000 ($100K show + $100K win + $50K SUB bonus)

-Faber won by submission in 8 minutes and 22 seconds

Michael McDonald: $17,000

-McDonald lost by submission (via guillotine choke) in 8 minutes and 22 seconds

Chad Mendes: $90,000 ($45K show + $45K win bonus)

-Mendes won by 15-minute unanimous decision

Nik Lentz: $29,000

-Lentz lost by 15-minute unanimous decision

Joe Lauzon: $60,000 ($30K show + $30K win bonus)

-Lauzon won by dominant 15-minute unanimous decision

Mac Danzig: $32,000

-Danzig lost by 15-minute unanimous decision

Ryan LaFlare: $20,000 ($10K show + $10K win bonus)

-LaFlare won by 15-minute unanimous decision

Court McGee: $20,000

-McGee lost by 15-minute unanimous decision

Edson Barboza: $102,000 ($26K show + $26K win + $50K FOTN bonus)

-Barboza won by 15-minute majority decision

Danny Castillo: $81,000 ($31K show + $50K FOTN bonus)

-Castillo lost by 15-minute majority decision

Bobby Green: $36,000 ($18K show + $18K win bonus)

-Green won by 15-minute unanimous decision

Pat Healy: $25,000

-Healy lost by 15-minute unanimous decision

Zach Makovsky: $20,000 ($10K show + $10K win bonus)

-Makovsky won by dominant 15-minute unanimous decision

Scott Jorgensen: $26,000

-Jorgensen lost by 15-minute unanimous decision

Sam Stout: $60,000 ($30K show + $30K win bonus)

-Stout won by dominant 15-minute unanimous decision

Cody McKenzie: $12,000

-McKenzie lost by 15-minute unanimous decision

Abel Trujillo: $20,000 ($10K show + $10K win bonus)

-Trujillo won by TKO in 6 minutes and 35 seconds

Roger Bowling: $12,000

-Bowling lost by TKO (due to punches) in 6 minutes and 35 seconds

Alptekin Ozkilic: $16,000 ($8K show + $8K win bonus)

-Ozkilic won by 15-minute split decision

Darren Uyenoyama: $12,000

-Uyenoyama lost by 15-minute split decision

TOP 10 OVERALL EARNERS

 1. Demetrious Johnson ($300K)
 2. Urijah Faber ($250K)
 3. Edson Barboza ($102K)
 4. Chad Mendes ($90K)
 5. Danny Castillo ($81K)
 6. Joe Lauzon ($60K)
 6. Sam Stout ($60K)
 8. Joseph Benavidez ($42K)
 9. Bobby Green ($36K)
10. Mac Danzig ($32K)

TOP 10 BASE SALARIES

 1. Demetrious Johnson ($125K)
 2. Urijah Faber ($100K)
 3. Chad Mendes ($45K)
 4. Joseph Benavidez ($42K)
 5. Mac Danzig ($32K)
 6. Danny Castillo ($31K)
 7. Joe Lauzon ($30K)
 7. Sam Stout ($30K)
 9. Nik Lentz ($29K)
10. Edson Barboza ($26K)
10. Scott Jorgensen ($26K)

BOTTOM 5 OVERALL EARNERS

 1. Darren Uyenoyama ($12K)
 1. Roger Bowling ($12K)
 1. Cody McKenzie ($12K)
 4. Alptekin Ozkilic ($16K)
 5. Michael McDonald ($17K)

COST BY FIGHT (without bonuses)

$292,000 - Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez

$217,000 - Urijah "The California Kid" Faber vs. Michael "Mayday" McDonald

$119,000 - Chad "Money" Mendes vs. Nik "The Carny" Lentz

$92,000 - Joe "J-Lau" Lauzon vs. Mac Danzig

$83,000 - Edson "Junior" Barboza vs. Danny "Last Call" Castillo

$72,000 - Sam "Hands of Stone" Stout vs. Cody "AK Kid" McKenzie

$61,000 - Bobby "King" Green vs. Pat "Bam Bam" Healy

$46,000 - Zach "Fun Size" Makovsky vs. Scott "Young Guns" Jorgensen

$40,000 - Ryan LaFlare vs. Court "The Crusher" McGee

$32,000 - Abel "Killa" Trujillo vs. "Relentless" Roger Bowling

$28,000 - "The Turkish Delight" Alp Ozkilic vs. Darren "BC" Uyenoyama

UFC ON FOX 9 BONUSES: Official FOTN, Knockout and Submission Awards

OFFICIAL UFC ON FOX 9 BONUSES

FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: Edson Barboza vs. Danny Castillo ($50,000 each)

KNOCKOUT OF THE NIGHT: Demetrious Johnson ($50,000)

SUBMISSION OF THE NIGHT: Urijah Faber ($50,000)

TOTAL DISCLOSED PAYROLL: $1,082,000 salaries + $200,000 bonuses

UFC drew 11,573 in attendance for a $1,066,610 million live gate.

According to these numbers, the average ticket price was around $92.


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