UFC On Fox: Shogun Vs. Vera Salaries Led By Shogun Rua, Lyoto Machida

Both former UFC light heavyweight champions Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Lyoto Machida each walked away with wins and checks of over $200,000 for their efforts at UFC on Fox: Shogun vs. Vera recently.

The numbers, which were first reported by MMA Mania, were confirmed through the California Athletic Commission.

Rua, who defeated Brandon Vera in the main event, earned $240,000. Machida topped Ryan Bader and picked up $200,000 and the No. 1 contender status in the division.


Mauricio “Shogun” Rua: $240,000 ($170,000 to show/$70,000 to win)

Brandon Vera: $70,000

Lyoto Machida: $200,000 ($200,000/no win bonus)

Ryan Bader: $47,000

Joe Lauzon: $48,000 ($24,000/$24,000)

Jamie Varner: $12,000

Mike Swick: $86,000 ($43,000/$43,000)

DeMarques Johnson: $18,000

Nam Phan: $20,000 ($10,000/$10,000)

Cole Miller: $21,000

Wagner Prado: $16,000

Phil Davis: $30,000

Rani Yahya: $24,000 ($12,000/$12,000)

Josh Grispi: $15,000

Phil De Fries: $32,000 ($16,000/$16,000)

Oli Thompson: $11,000

Manny Gamburyan: $36,000 ($18,000/$18,000)

Michihiro Omigawa: $11,000

John Moraga: $18,000 ($9,000/$9,000)

Ulysses Gomez: $8,000

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  • Matt Silliman

    Lauzon needs new management. He is grossly underpaid. He has 6 sub of the nights, 4 FOTs, and 1 KO of the night. That is more than any UFC fighter. In my opinion he should be making a lot more than 24k to fight.

    • Ben Rage


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