Payouts & bonuses for UFC on Fox 9

December 14, 2013

MMA Junkie reports the fighter payouts for Saturday night’s UFC on Fox 9.  Demetrious Johnson and Urijah Faber topped the $1,082,000 payroll.


Via MMA Junkie:

Demetrious Johnson: $250,000 (includes $125,000 win bonus)
vs. Joseph Benavidez: $42,000

Urijah Faber: $200,000 (includes $100,000 win bonus)
vs. Michael McDonald: $17,000

Chad Mendes: $90,000 (includes $45,000 win bonus)
vs. Nick Lentz: $29,000

Joe Lauzon: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
vs. Mac Danzig: $32,000

Ryan LaFlare: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
vs. Court McGee: $20,000

Edson Barboza: $52,000 (includes $26,000 win bonus)
vs. Danny Castillo: $31,000

Bobby Green: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
vs. Pat Healy: $25,000

Zach Makovsky: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
vs. Scott Jorgensen: $26,000

Sam Stout: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
vs. Cody McKenzie: $12,000

Abel Trujillo: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
vs. Roger Bowling: $12,000

Alptekin Ozkilic: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
vs. Darren Uyenoyama: $12,000

In addition, bonuses were announced at the post-fight press conference and were as follows:

Fight of the Night:  Edson Barboza-Danny Castillo

KO of the Night:  Mighty Mouse

Submission of the Night:  Faber

Each received $50,000 (via MMA Junkie)

Payout Perspective:

Huge raise for Mighty Mouse (and well-deserved) as his last reported payout was $29K/$29K at UFC on Fox 8.  He now is $125K/$125K.  He also received the $50K KO of the night bonus for a total reported takeaway of $300K.  Faber also received a pay raise as he previously made $60K/$60K at UFC Fight Night 26 and now makes $100K/$100K.  Faber also benefited with the bonus tonight getting the Submission of the Night.  Thus, total earnings for Faber of $250K for Saturday.

10 Responses to “Payouts & bonuses for UFC on Fox 9”

  1. BrainSmasher on December 14th, 2013 11:24 PM

    About time the small weight classes delivered. The card started with a lot of decisions even though the fights were entertaining. It didn’t look good going into the co main and main events. What could have been easily 2 decisions ended up being exciting finishes. I hope McDonald bounces back. I really like him and he seems to be one of the nicest, classiest, down to earth fighters I have seen. But needs to work on the footwork and head movement. That’s is important verses a guy like Faber who has quick hands and footwork to get in and out.

  2. LeonThePro on December 15th, 2013 7:45 AM

    I am glad to see the 2 finishes after a mediocre first half. Hopefully this saved the ratings, as all the drop-outs seemed to make FOX 9 as a mid-level fight night card.

    I’m sure Dana White isn’t too happy with Joe Rogan emphasizing the Lay N Pray during the Mendes fight on the FOX network, will be interesting to hear if there’s any backlash.

    I’m guessing 1.75 – 2 M viewers for this card.

  3. saldathief on December 15th, 2013 8:07 AM

    Joe is right for saying that!! people are sick of the wasted time on the ground. Take a point away for stalling why don’t you, make them stand up after 30 seconds if a finish isn’t near. The sport of MMA was designed to showcase BJJ, ok time to change that. No one wants to pay money to watch 2 jerks stall on the ground for a round to try to get an arm bar. Shorten the rounds to 3 minutes and watch more people be interested. I find myself wondering off during these stalled out 5 min rounds, I can only imagine what a casual fan must think. Speed up the action, shorter rounds is the answer. All and all not a bad card.

  4. Jeremy on December 15th, 2013 4:27 PM

    Overnights have it at 2.41 million. Almost all of the main event was past the top of the hour, so the final numbers will likely be 2.6-2.8 million.

  5. BrainSmasher on December 15th, 2013 4:35 PM

    I completely disagree! The UFC was created to showcase BJJ in NHB. But the rules were never there to favor BJJ over any other style of fighting. In fact. Since the start of the UFC. There has been many additions that actually Hurt BJJ. Actually BJJ has been hurt by the rules more than any other style. It is a patient style that relies on time for the opponent to make a mistake and more aggressive styles to tire themselves out. Adding time limits hurt BJJ. They also banned the kidney kick that many BJJ guys used from the guard to make guys uncomfortable and impatient so they would get aggressive and make a mistake. The Stand up rules also hurts BJJ guys as they have even less time to work.

    The rules were created to recreate as realistic a fighting condition as possible. That is the foundation of MMA and that should be kept as they balance entertainment and safety. That Balance is there.

    I don’t like stalling either. But the current rules and standards for stand ups are fine. A good ref knows how to deal with it. Early in fights you get more time on the ground. But if you stall. Then as the fight goes on you will get less and less time to work if you have only shown you are going to stall. BY the last round a staller should only be given 15-20 seconds to show he is going to work then he should be stood up. If they have been busy on the ground most of the fight. Then they should have given a lot more time. If you LnP the first 2 rounds. Don’t expect to get 2 minutes to do it in the 3rd. The top refs follow this. Some of the bad refs have very poor judgment and lack common sense.

  6. AK on December 15th, 2013 5:45 PM

    @Jeremy I don’t know what the heck you’re talkin about, but the main event ended almost exactly at the top of the hour. Regardless, it only lasted a round, so it wouldn’t have a major effect on the ratings either way.

    I just can’t get behind the flyweight division. Dodson is the only one I enjoy watching. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll watch it over a women’s fight any day, but DJ or anyone else in the division is never gonna be a marketable star.

  7. Random Dude on December 15th, 2013 7:16 PM

    Benavidez was being mopped up and DJ’s celebration had already calmed down by 2:02 of the event on my DVR. I don’t know what Jeremy is talking about the bulk of the main event being past the hour. The event essentially ended on time. Have to spin it anyway possible I guess.

  8. saldathief on December 15th, 2013 9:36 PM

    Yes each addition to the UFC over the years has hindered the success of Gracie JJ. The Octagon was designed specifically for GJJ. The no time limit was too. The UFC was and has been said by Gracie himself to showcase GJJ to the world. The 5 min round is just a derivative from the no time limit and it still gives BJJ the advantage. I never knew a real street fight where being patient for 10 minutes won a fight but that’s another topic. Truth is no one wants to see BJJ lay and pray and wait! Its old boring and doesn’t sell fights! The 5 min round is too long and people don’t have the attention span for it, also its harder to judge. Stand them up and let them fight! The hardcore bjj fans couldn’t support a fire house picnic lest move on already.

  9. BrainSmasher on December 15th, 2013 10:16 PM

    You are being ignorant. GJJ was made for real fights. So I supposed you think street fighting was made for GJJ too? You simply have no clue what you are talking about. BJJ was made for fights. Fights were brought to the US by the way of the UFC. What part of no rules and no restrictions do you not understand?

    The only advantage Royce had was they arguable could have had control over match making. Which is not as important in a tournament where you cant hide from anyone. But he could get an easier side of the bracket if anyone knew anything about the guys to know which fighter was better than the other. Which they didn’t. Because that was the point of the UFC.

    If the rules were made to favor BJJ. Everyone would have been required to wear gloves. Head gear too! Trying pulling out of almost any type of choke with head gear on. You aint going anywhere! Not to mention this was a new concept that people come to enter not knowing anything about it. Rorion could have required everyone to wear GI’s and they would have done it. Fights could have started in the clinch position and no one would have give it a second thought. All this would make it easier for BJJ. But yet he didn’t. Also before UFC one all the fighter met at the rules meeting and there was no issue with the rules. Basically everyone could do what they wanted and what their style required.

    So sorry about your sour grapes because strikers got their ass kicked. Also you only show here you know nothing about the history of the UFC. As someone who has followed it from the start. I have seen first hand which each rule is on the books. It wasn’t to take any advantage away from any style. The UFC is something that always learned on the fly because of it being a concept never before done. So as things happen. Rules get put in. My favorite fighter was responsible for a few of them. Time limits were added because the Shamrock/Royce fight was so boring. If they would have fought. Then a time limit would have never been added. No matter how long the fight went.

  10. Saldathief on December 16th, 2013 9:23 AM

    Your responses are full of half truths, dogma and stupidity! You know nothing about real fighting and it clearly shows, I am sure you are fat and out of shape anyhow, but this is about business not skill opinion. So I will keep it on the money aspect because that is what this form is about. BJJ doesn’t sell fights, striking does. And MMA has evolved away from BJJ being the supposed dominate style. For you ignorant information I am a wrestler, yea the style that was hurt the most in MMA. Lets have a 5 second pin be a finishing move and your BJJ is basically useless.

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