UFC 145 fighter payouts for those who competed at the "Jones vs. Evans" pay-per-view (PPV) event this past Saturday night (April 21, 2012) from the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, were released earlier today by the Georgia State Athletic and Entertainment Commission.
As expected, headlining fighters Jon Jones vs. Rashad Evans were the top earners of the night. "Bones" is now depositing $400,000 for taking home a unanimous decision victory over "Suga," who will be cashing his sweet check for $300,000 later this week.
Ben Rothwell had a "Big" payday for knocking out Brendan Schaub ($14,000) while Mac Danzig banked $56,000 by turning away Efrain Escudero. Mark Bocek was not far behind with $46,000, which he earned for getting rid of John Alessio ($10,000).
But that's not all.
Jon Jones: $400,000 (no win bonus)
Rashad Evans: $300,000
Jones def. Evans via unanimous decision
Rory MacDonald: $36,000 ($18,000 to show, $18,000 to win)
Che Mills: $8,000
MacDonald def. Mills via technical knockout
Ben Rothwell: $104,000 ($52,000 to show, $52,000 to win)
Brendan Schaub: $14,000
Rothwell def. Schaub via knockout
Michael McDonald: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Miguel Torres: $32,000
McDonald def. Torres via knockout
Eddie Yagin: $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 to win)
Mark Hominick: $17,000
Yagin def. Hominick via split decision
Mark Bocek: $46,000 ($23,000 to show, $23,000 to win)
John Alessio: $10,000
Bocek def. Alessio via unanimous decision
Travis Browne: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 to win)
Chad Griggs: $27,000
Brown def. Griggs via submission
Matt Brown: $36,000 ($18,000 to show, $18,000 to win)
Stephen Thompson: $8,000
Brown def. Thompson via unanimous decision
Anthony Njokuani: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 to win)
John Makdessi: $12,000
Njokuani def. Makdessi via unanimous decision
Mac Danzig: $54,000 ($27,000 to show, $27,000 to win)
Efrain Escudero: $10,000
Danzig def. Escudero via unanimous decision
Chris Clements: $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 to win)
Keith Wisniewski: $10,000
Clements def. Wisniewski via split decision
Marcus Brimage: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Maximo Blanco: $13,000
Brimage def. Blanco via split decision
The total disclosed payroll for UFC 145: "Jones vs. Evans" was $1,241,000.
Keep in mind the salaries listed above do not include fight bonuses, sponsorships, percentages and other unofficial payments such as PPV bonuses, among others. It also does not include deductions for expenses such as insurance, taxes, etc.
For example, the UFC often hands out extra cash for "Fight of the Night," "Knockout of the Night" and "Submission of the Night." To check out these figures for UFC 145 click here.
For complete UFC 145 results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here.