Former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio Rua took home the largest disclosed payday from UFC on Fox 4 on Saturday night, banking $240,000 for defeating Brandon Vera in the evening's main event.

“The Truth” pocketed $70,000 in defeat, falling by fourth-round technical knockout at the Aug. 4 event, which took place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The evening's main draw aired live on Fox's flagship network and saw another former 205-pound champion emerge victorious in the co-headliner, as Lyoto Machida knocked out Ryan Bader to earn another shot at the light heavyweight title. “The Dragon” was awarded $200,000 for his performance, while Bader received $47,000.

Also featured on the main card, submission ace Joe Lauzon ($48,000) put his grappling skills to good use against Jamie Varner ($12,000), catching the former WEC champion in a third-round triangle choke. Additionally, Mike Swick ($86,000) returned from over two years on the shelf to open the Fox broadcast in style, overcoming a tough first round to knock out DaMarques Johnson ($18,000) in the second frame of their welterweight contest.

Light heavyweight talent Phil Davis ($30,000) and ex-WEC featherweight contender Manny Gamburyan ($36,000) topped the disclosed undercard salaries. Davis' bout with Brazilian prospect Wagner Prado ($16,000) ended in a no-contest when Prado was accidentally poked in the eye after just 88 seconds of cage time. Meanwhile, Gamburyan grabbed a hard-fought unanimous decision victory over former Sengoku standout Michihiro Omigawa ($11,000) to halt a three-fight skid.

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 or pay-per-view percentages that a fighter may acquire for their performance.

UFC on Fox 4 Salaries:

Mauricio Rua: $240,000
(Includes $70,000 win bonus)

Brandon Vera: $70,000

Lyoto Machida: $200,000
(No win bonus)

Ryan Bader: $47,000

Joe Lauzon: $48,000
(Includes $24,000 win bonus)

Jamie Varner: $12,000

Mike Swick: $86,000
(Includes $43,000 win bonus)

DaMarques Johnson: $18,000

Nam Phan: $20,000
(Includes $10,000 win bonus)

Cole Miller: $21,000

Phil Davis: $30,000

Wagner Prado: $16,000

Rani Yahya: $24,000
(Includes $12,000 win bonus)

Josh Grispi: $15,000

Philip De Fries: $20,000
(Includes $10,000 win bonus)

Oli Thompson: $8,000

Manny Gamburyan: $36,000
(Includes $18,000 win bonus)

Michihiro Omigawa: $11,000

John Moraga: $18,000
(Includes $9,000 win bonus)

Ulysses Gomez: $8,000

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