UFC on Fox 7 came at us live from the HP Pavilion in San Jose on Saturday and delivered an action-packed card that tied the record for most knockouts at a single UFC with 8. The preliminary card boasted a litany of talented fighters looking to burst through into main-event status, and the finishes showed it.
The UFC on Fox 7 salaries have been released courtesy of MMA Weekly, and to no surprise, Benson Henderson and Gilbert Melendez were the top earners. Henderson netted $200,000 with the win while Melendez took home $175,000 in his UFC debut. The two lightweight warriors fought to a controversial split decision that ultimately saw Henderson retain the gold.
Here’s a complete rundown of Saturday night’s salaries:
Total Disclosed Payroll: $1,318,000
Benson Henderson: $200,000 (includes $100,000 win bonus) ?def. Gilbert Melendez: $175,000
Chad Mendes: $56,000 (includes $28,000 win bonus) ?def. Darren Elkins: $24,000
Myles Jury: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) ?def. Ramsey Nijem: $14,000
Joseph Benavidez: $66,000 (includes $33,000 win bonus)? def. Darren Uyenoyama: $12,000
T.J. Dillashaw: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus) ?def Hugo Viana: $8,000
Anthony Njokuani: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)? def. Roger Bowling: $12,000
Yoel Romero: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)? def. Clifford Starks: $8,000