UFC 145 Jones vs. Evans Fighter Salaries: Jon Jones Tops the Payroll


The UFC 145: Jones vs. Evans fighter salaries were released by the Georgia State Athletic and Entertainment Commission on Wednesday.

The main event at Saturday’s event at Philips Arena in Atlanta featured UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones continuing his run through the light heavyweight contenders, with a five-round unanimous decision victory over Rashad Evans.

The following figures are based on the fighter salary information that promoters are required by law to submit to the state athletic commissions, including the winners’ bonuses.

Although mixed martial arts fighters do not have collective bargaining or a union, the fighters’ salaries are still public record, just as with every other major sport in the United States. Any undisclosed bonuses that a promoter also pays its fighters, but does not disclose to the athletic commissions (specifically, pay-per-view bonuses, fight of the night bonuses, etc.), are not included in the figures below.

UFC 145: Jones vs. Evans Fighter Salaries

Jon Jones: $400,000 (no win bonus)
def. Rashad Evans: $300,000

Rory MacDonald: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
def. Che Mills: $8,000

Ben Rothwell: $104,000 (includes $52,000 win bonus)
def. Brendan Schaub: $14,000

Michael McDonald: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Miguel Torres: $32,000

Eddie Yagin: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
def. Mark Hominick: $17,000

Mark Bocek: $46,000 (includes $23,000 win bonus)
def. John Alessio: $10,000

Travis Browne: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Chad Griggs: $27,000

Matt Brown: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
def. Stephen Thompson: $8,000

Anthony Njokuani: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. John Makdessi: $12,000

Mac Danzig: $54,000 (includes $27,000 win bonus)
def. Efrain Escudero: $10,000

Chris Clements: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
def. Keith Wisniewski: $10,000

Marcus Brimage: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Maximo Blanco: $13,000

UFC 145: Jones vs. Evans Disclosed Fighter Payroll: $1,241,000

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.
From Around the Web

Related News

  • 25 days ago
  • 14 views

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones handily led the disclosed payroll for UFC 182, earning $500,000 for his contentious unanimous decision victory over Daniel Cormier in the main event of Saturd read news >>

  • 25 days ago
  • 543 views

Jon Jones not only took the victory over Daniel Cormier at UFC 182 on Saturday night, he took the largest chunk of the fighter payroll as well. read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 43 views

If the Nevada State Athletic Commission knew UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones failed a drug test nearly two weeks before UFC 182, why didn’t it say anything?Filed under: Featured Videos, News read news >>

  • 25 days ago
  • 20 views

Reigning UFC light-heavyweight champion and headliner Jon Jones earned the top disclosed payday at this past weekend’s UFC 182 event.Filed under: News read news >>

  • 25 days ago
  • 62 views

Jon Jones earned a base salary of $500,000 for his unanimous decision victory in the main event of UFC 182. read news >>

  • 22 days ago
  • 30 views

In the wake of Jon Jones testing positive for benzoylecgonine, the main metabolite in cocaine, on Dec. 4, some have pointed to Jones' testosterone-to-epitestosterone ratio in the three tests made pub read news >>

  • 22 days ago
  • 24 views

According to Nevada State Athletic Commission director Bob Bennett, Jon Jones' samples did indeed undergo CIR testing, and all of those tests came back clean. In the last 48 hours, much has been made read news >>

  • 21 days ago
  • 1 views

Wanderlei Silva on Friday voiced his support for UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, while simultaneously blasting the Nevada Athletic Commission. read news >>

  • 13 days ago
  • 1 views

While he Nevada Athletic Commission appears to be unable to sanction Jon Jones for testing positive for cocaine, the UFC has fined its champion. read news >>