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Jon Jones tops list UFC 145 salaries with $400,000 paycheck

UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones didn’t just exit Atlanta with his title-reign intact and a victory over rival Rashad Evans at UFC 145 but also the evening’s largest paycheck after earning $400,000 for his successful showing. The figure was not affected by any bonuses based on his win or the manner in which it came.

Coming in second, fittingly perhaps, was Evans who made $300,000 for his hard-fought loss to Jones. The only other competitor to crack the six-figure mark was Ben Rothwell who came away with $169,000 in pay thanks to his Knockout of the Night performance against Brendan Schaub (who made a measly $14,000 by comparison).

Check out the full list of UFC 145 salaries below including event-specific bonuses:

Marcus Brimage: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Maximo Blanco: $13,000
Chris Clements: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus) def. Keith Wisniewski: $10,000
Mac Danzig: $54,000 (includes $27,000 win bonus) def. Efrain Escudero: $10,000
Anthony Njokuani: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. John Makdessi: $12,000
Matt Brown: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus) def. Stephen Thompson: $8,000
Travis Browne: $89,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus, $65,000 Submission of the Night bonus) def. Chad Griggs: $27,000
Mark Bocek: $46,000 (includes $23,000 win bonus) def. John Alessio: $10,000
Eddie Yagin: $77,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus, $65,000 Fight of the Night bonus) def. Mark Hominick: $82,000 (includes $65,000 Fight of the Night Bonus)
Michael McDonald: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Miguel Torres: $32,000
Ben Rothwell: $169,000 (includes $52,000 win bonus, $65,000 Knockout of the Night bonus) def. Brendan Schaub: $14,000
Rory MacDonald: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus) def. Che Mills: $8,000
Jon Jones: $400,000 (no win bonus) def. Rashad Evans: $300,000

(Figures represent payroll disclosed by the UFC/Georgia State Athletic and Entertainment Commission)


  • AlphaOmega says:

    Rashad and Jones’ pay is a big difference from anyone else on the card.

  • danw84 says:

    Whoa, Travis Browne made almost a million!

  • Brendhan Conlan says:

    Thanks for catching that.

  • THEGUNNER says:

    Schuab needs a day job. His chins suspect. He ll never get to the top level trying to knock everyone out. After cain couldnt ko rothwell why would schuab go toe to toe like he did?

  • MCM says:

    I know all the talk of bonuses and sponsor money and all, but I always find it interesting what these guys base paycheck is.

    Efrain base of 10K is less than when he won TUF. And he went 3-2 in the UFC and 5-1 outside it before getting the second contract.
    With all the talk surrounding Wonderboy, I would have thought that a 78 fight win streak would have garnered more than 8k.
    Yagin walked in earning 6k and walked out with 77k. $71,000 more than he was promised.

    It’s interesting cause no matter how many times they post these payouts, there is always something that makes me scratch my head.

  • Brendhan Conlan says:

    Like Maximo Blanco making $1,000 less than Schaub?

  • Dufresne says:

    How in the hell does Ben Rothwell get $52,000 a fight with a $52,000 win bonus? He’s 3-3 in his last 6 and two of those losses were KO or TKO’s. Really??


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