UFC Fight Night Salaries: Clay Guida ($100K), Chad Mendes ($96K) Top Payroll

By Tristen Critchfield Apr 7, 2015
Clay Guida made $100,000 for his victory over Robbie Peralta. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com

Twenty-one time Octagon veteran Clay Guida took home the largest payday from this past Saturday’s UFC Fight Night card, as “The Carpenter” garnered $100,000 for his unanimous decision triumph over Robbie Peralta ($18,000).

The Virginia Department of Professional & Occupational Regulation recently released salary figures from the event, which took place at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va.

Meanwhile, perennial featherweight contender Chad Mendes earned $96,000 for his first-round stoppage of Ricardo Lamas ($35,000) in the main event. The Team Alpha Male product finished his opponent with punches at the 2:45 mark of round one for his six win in seven outings.

Note: The disclosed purses reported by state athletic commissions do not include any performance-based or discretionary bonuses that may be awarded to a fighter by the promotion. Additionally, the reported figures do not reflect any deductions made by the commission for taxes, insurance, etc., and do not include any sponsorship money that a fighter may acquire for their performance.

UFC Fight Night “Mendes vs. Lamas” Salaries:

Chad Mendes: $96,000 (includes $48,000 win bonus)
Ricardo Lamas: $35,000

Al Iaquinta: $46,000 (includes $23,000 win bonus)
Jorge Masvidal: $51,000

Michael Chiesa: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)
Mitch Clarke: $12,000

Julianna Pena: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
Milana Dudieva: $10,000

Clay Guida: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)
Robbie Peralta: $18,000

Dustin Poirier: $68,000 (includes $34,000 win bonus)
Carlos Diego Ferreira: $15,000

Liz Carmouche: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus)
Lauren Murphy: $8,000

Alexander Yakovlev: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Gray Maynard: $48,000

Timothy Johnson: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Shamil Abdurakhimov: $12,000

Ron Stallings: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Justin Jones: $8,000


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