New Champion Dos Santos Tops UFC on Fox 1 Paydays

By Mike Whitman Nov 17, 2011
Junior dos Santos’ efforts against Cain Velasquez earned him $285,000. | Photo: Dave Mandel

Junior dos Santos walked away from UFC on Fox 1 the big winner on Saturday, as the Brazilian took home both the UFC heavyweight title and the evening's largest payday.

Dos Santos raked $285,000 in total for his 64-second knockout over former champion Cain Velasquez, who earned $100,000 in defeat. In addition to a $110,000 win bonus, dos Santos also benefited from a $65,000 “Knockout of the Night” paycheck.

Lightweight contender Ben Henderson also took home a considerable sum, earning a total of $125,000 after defeating Clay Guida in the co-main event. Both “Smooth” and “The Carpenter” were awarded an additional $65,000 for putting on “Fight of the Night,” bringing Guida's total earnings to $105,000 for three rounds of work.

Ricardo Lamas was awarded a total of $85,000 for his victory over Cub Swanson, supplementing his $10,000 win bonus with a $65,000 reward for “Submission of the Night.”

UFC on Fox 1 marked the promotion's debut on network television. Emanating from the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., the event earned an average of 5.7 million viewers on Fox's flagship network, peaking with 8.8 million viewers during the headlining heavyweight title attraction.

UFC on Fox 1 salaries:

Junior dos Santos: $285,000
(Includes $110,000 win bonus, $65,000 “Knockout of the Night” bonus)

Cain Velasquez: $100,000

Ben Henderson: $125,000
(Includes $30,000 win bonus, $65,000 “Fight of the Night” bonus)

Clay Guida: $105,000
(Includes $65,000 “Fight of the Night” bonus)

Dustin Poirier: $20,000
(Includes $10,000 win bonus)

Pablo Garza: $8,000

Ricardo Lamas: $85,000
(Includes $10,000 win bonus, $65,000 “Submission of the Night” bonus)

Cub Swanson: $15,000

DaMarques Johnson: $28,000
(Includes $14,000 win bonus)

Clay Harvison: $8,000

Darren Uyenoyama: $12,000
(Includes $6,000 win bonus)

Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto: $15,000

Robert Peralta: $16,000
(Includes $8,000 win bonus)

Mackens Semerzier: $8,000

Alex Caceres: $16,000
(Includes $8,000 win bonus)

Cole Escovedo: $6,000

Mike Pierce: $36,000
(Includes $18,000 win bonus)

Paul Bradley: $18,000

Aaron Rosa: $12,000
(Includes $6,000 win bonus)

Matt Lucas: $6,000

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