Mike Pyle ($66,000), Demetrious Johnson ($40,000) and Mike Pierce ($40,000) were the top money winners at "UFC on FX 3" this past weekend.
) today obtained the list of disclosed pays from the Florida State Boxing Commission, which oversees MMA under the state's Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
The event took place June 8 at BankAtlantic Center in the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Sunrise, Fla. The main card aired on FX following prelims on FUEL TV and Facebook.
The total disclosed payroll for the event was $423,500.
The headliner was the first flyweight main event in UFC history and featured a unanimous decision win by Demetrious Johnson against Ian McCall ($9,000) in a rematch from their controversial March draw. Johnson moved on to a flyweight title fight against Joseph Benavidez, which likely will take place in late fall. In the co-main event, Erick Silva's ($16,000) impressive start to his UFC career continued with a first-round submission of Charlie Brenneman ($18,000).
The full list of paydays included:
Demetrious Johnson: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
def. Ian McCall: $9,000
Erick Silva: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Charlie Brenneman: $18,000
Mike Pyle: $66,000 (includes $33,000 win bonus)
def. Josh Neer: $14,000
Eddie Wineland: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Scott Jorgensen: $20,500
Mike Pierce: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
def. Carlos Eduardo Rocha: $8,000
Seth Baczynski: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Lance Benoist: $8,000
Matt Grice: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
def. Leonard Garcia: $20,000
Dustin Pague: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Jared Papazian: $6,000
Tim Means: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Justin Salas: $8,000
Buddy Roberts: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
def. Caio Magalhaes: $8,000
Henry Martinez: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
def. Bernardo Magalhaes: $6,000
Sean Pierson: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Jake Hecht: $8,000
Now, the usual disclaimer: The figures do not include deductions for items such as insurance, licenses and taxes. Additionally, the figures do not include money paid by sponsors, which can oftentimes be a substantial portion of a fighter's income. They also do not include any other "locker room" or special discretionary bonuses the UFC oftentimes pays.
For example, as previously reported, UFC officials handed out additional $40,000 UFC on FX 3 bonuses to Pyle ("KO of the Night"), Silva ("Submission of the Night"), Wineland and Jorgensen ("Fight of the Night").
In other words, the above figures are simply base salaries reported to the commission and do not reflect entire compensation packages for the event.
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