Benson Henderson and Frank Mir took home the largest paydays at UFC on Fox 7, as both fighters earned $200,000 for their efforts at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., on Saturday night.

Salary information was recently released by the California State Athletic Commission. Henderson retained his lightweight title with a split-decision triumph over former Strikeforce ruler Gilbert Melendez ($175,000) in the evening’s main event. Mir meanwhile, lost a one-sided unanimous decision to Daniel Cormier ($126,000) in the co-headliner.

Elsewhere on the main card, Josh Thomson ($95,000) become the first person to knock out Nate Diaz ($15,000), finishing the Cesar Gracie pupil 3:44 into the second round with a head kick and follow-up punches. Matt Brown ($60,000) began the Fox-broadcast portion of the event with a second-round stoppage of Jordan Mein ($16,000).

Other high earners on the card included Joseph Benavidez, who garnered $66,000 for his second-round knockout of Darren Uyenoyama ($12,000) and Strikeforce import Jorge Masvidal, who received ($60,000) after defeating Tim Means ($10,000) via unanimous decision.

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 7 Salaries

Benson Henderson: $200,000 (includes $100,000 win bonus)
Gilbert Melendez: $175,000

Daniel Cormier $126,000 (includes $63,000 win bonus)
Frank Mir: $200,000

Josh Thomson: $95,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Nate Diaz: $15,000

Matt Brown: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
Jordan Mein: $16,000

Chad Mendes: $56,000 (includes $28,000 win bonus)
Darren Elkins: $24,000

Francis Carmont: $38,000 (includes $19,000 win bonus)
Lorenz Larkin: $23,000

Myles Jury: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Ramsey Nijem: $14,000

Joseph Benavidez: $66,000 (includes $33,000 win bonus)
Darren Uyenoyama: $12,000

T.J. Dillashaw: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
Hugo Viana : $8,000

Jorge Masvidal: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
Tim Means: $10,000

Anthony Njokuani: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
Roger Bowling: $12,000

Yoel Romero: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Clifford Starks: $8,000

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