Mauricio Rua, Lyoto Machida, Joe Lauzon, Mike Swick Collect Big Checks after UFC on FOX 4

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The California Athletic Commission released the salaries of the fighters that took part in last Saturday’s UFC on FOX 4 card.

The fighter who brought in the big bucks was main event winner Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. Rua brought in a whopping $240,000 for his TKO victory over Brandon Vera. Not far behind, was Lyoto Machida who brought in $200,000 for his co-main event KO over Ryan Bader.

Full list of UFC on FOX 4 salaries below (Total disclosed payroll - $948,000.)

Mauricio Rua: $240,000 ($170,000 to show, $70,000 to win)
Brandon Vera: $70,000
Rua def. Vera via knockout

Lyoto Machida: $200,000 ($200,000 to show, no win bonus)
Ryan bader: $47,000
Machida def. Bader via knockout

Joe Lauzon: $48,000 ($24,000 to show, $24,000 to win)
Jamie Varner: $12,000
Lauzon def. Varner via submission

Mike Swick: $86,000 ($43,000 to show, $43,000 to win)
DeMarques Johnson: $18,000
Swick def. Johnson via knockout

Nam Phan: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Cole Miller: $21,000
Phan def. Miller via split decision

Wagner Prado: $16,000
Phil Davis: $30,000
No Decision

Rani Yahya: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 to win)
Josh Grispi: $15,000
Yahya def. Grispi via submission

Phil De Fries: $32,000 ($16,000 to show, $16,000 to win)
Oli Thompson: $11,000
De Fries def. Thompson via submission

Manny Gamburyan: $36,000 ($18,000 to show, $18,000 to win)
Michihiro Omigawa: $11,000
Gamburyan def. Omigawa via unanimous decision

John Moraga: $18,000 ($9,000 to show, $9,000 to win)
Ulysses Gomez: $8,000
Moraga def. Gomez via knockout

These numbers are the salaries that the organization has to give to the State Commissions. They do not include deductions for items such as insurance, licenses and other fees. They also do not include “fight night” bonuses, sponsor pay or any other bonuses that the UFC often give their fighters.


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