Rashad Evans was knocked out by Glover Teixeira in less than two minutes on Saturday night in Tampa, Fla., but the former UFC light heavyweight champion still has something to smile about.
According to disclosed payouts from the Florida State Boxing Commission following UFC on Fox 19, Evans was the evening's leading earner, taking home $150,000 in defeat. Teixeira earned a reported $120,000, including a $60,000 win bonus.
Other notable earners from the UFC on Fox 19 bill include Rose Namajunas, whose unanimous decision win over Tecia Torres earned her $86,000. Elsewhere, “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 15 winner Michael Chiesa netted $66,000 for his second-round rear-naked choke win over Beneil Dariush, while TUF 14 bantamweight winner John Dodson's quick blitz of Manny Gamburyan got him a $70,000 purse.
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 on Fox 19 ‘Evans vs. Teixeira’ Salaries
Glover Teixeira: $120,000 (includes $60,000 win bonus)
Rashad Evans: $150,000
Rose Namajunas: $86,000 (includes $43,000 win bonus)
Tecia Torres: $20,000
Khabib Nurmagomedov: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)
Darrell Horcher: $12,000
Cub Swanson: $88,000 (includes $44,000 win bonus)
Hacran Dias: $16,000
Michael Chiesa: $66,000 (includes $33,000 win bonus)
Beneil Dariush: $28,000
Raquel Pennington: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
Bethe Correia: $25,000
Santiago Ponzinibbio: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus)
Court McGee: $27,000
Michael Graves: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
Randy Brown: $12,000
John Dodson: $70,000 (includes $35,000 win bonus)
Manny Gamburyan: $33,000
Cezar Ferreira: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)
Oluwale Bamgbose: $12,000
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Omari Akhmedov: $18,000