UFC on Fox 5 Salaries: ‘Shogun’ ($175K), Penn ($150K), Henderson ($78K) Rake Largest Purses



Though former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio Rua was handed a defeat by Alexander Gustafsson on Saturday night at UFC on Fox 5, “Shogun” nonetheless walked away from the Key Arena in Seattle with the evening’s largest disclosed payday.

The Washington State Department of Licensing released the salary information on Wednesday. Rua pocketed $175,000 for his three-round unanimous decision defeat at the hands of “The Mauler,” who earned $60,000 for his efforts. Former two-division champion B.J. Penn came in second place, receiving $150,000 for his loss to Canadian prospect Rory MacDonald, who took home $42,000 along with the victory.

Additionally, UFC lightweight king Benson Henderson made $78,000 for his masterful decision victory over a game Nate Diaz ($50,000) in the evening’s main event, flooring the Cesar Gracie product twice and using his wrestling and athleticism to dominate most of the grappling and scrambles during the exciting, five-round affair.

Prior to the aforementioned contests, Matt Brown ($54,000) kicked off the evening’s main card broadcast on Fox with an excellent performance against fellow welterweight Mike Swick ($48,000), knocking out “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 1 veteran with a snapping, two-punch combination midway through round two.

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 5 Salaries:

Benson Henderson: $78,000
(Includes $39,000 win bonus)

Nate Diaz: $50,000

Alexander Gustafsson: $60,000
(Includes $30,000 win bonus)

Mauricio Rua: $175,000

Rory MacDonald: $42,000
(Includes $21,000 win bonus)

B.J. Penn: $150,000

Matt Brown: $54,000
(Includes $27,000 win bonus)

Mike Swick: $48,000

Yves Edwards: $32,000
(Includes $16,000 win bonus)

Jeremy Stephens: $24,000

Raphael Assuncao: $38,000
(Includes $19,000 win bonus)

Mike Easton: $14,000

Ramsey Nijem: $20,000
(Includes $10,000 win bonus)

Joe Proctor: $8,000

Daron Cruickshank: $16,000
(Includes $8,000 win bonus)

Henry Martinez: $8,000

Abel Trujillo: $12,000
(Includes $6,000 win bonus)

Marcus LeVesseur: $8,000

Dennis Siver: $62,000
(Includes $31,000 win bonus)

Nam Phan: $10,000

Scott Jorgensen: $41,000
(Includes $20,500 win bonus)

John Albert: $10,000

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