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UFC on Fox 8 Fighter Salaries: Robbie Lawler Towers Over $850,000 Payroll

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UFC on Fox 8 Fighter Salaries: Robbie Lawler Towers Over $850,000 Payroll
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UFC on Fox 8 Fighter Salaries: Robbie Lawler Towers Over $850,000 Payroll

The Washington State Department of Licensing on Tuesday released the UFC on Fox 8: Johnson vs. Moraga fighter salaries to MMAWeekly.com.

UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson defended his belt in the night’s main event, submitting John Moraga late in the fight.

UFC on Fox 8 took place Saturday, July 27, at the KeyArena in Seattle.

The total UFC on Fox 8 payroll of $850,000 was greater than the $700,081 in revenue that ticket sales generated.

The following figures are based on the fighter salary information that promoters are required by law to submit to the state athletic commissions, including the winners' bonuses.

Although mixed martial arts fighters do not have collective bargaining or a union, the fighters' salaries are still public record, just as with every other major sport in the United States. Any undisclosed bonuses that a promoter also pays its fighters, but does not disclose to the athletic commissions (specifically, pay-per-view bonuses, fight of the night bonuses, etc.), are not included in the figures below.

UFC on Fox 8 Fighter Salaries

Demetrious Johnson: $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus)
def. John Moraga: $17,000

Rory MacDonald: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)
def. Jake Ellenberger: $52,000

Robbie Lawler: $156,000 (includes $78,000 win bonus)
def. Bobby Voelker: $12,000

Liz Carmouche: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Jessica Andrade: $8,000

Jorge Masvidal: $66,000 (includes $33,000 win bonus)
def. Michael Chiesa: $15,000

Danny Castillo: $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus)
def. Tim Means: $12,000

Melvin Guillard: $84,000 (includes $42,000 win bonus)
def. Mac Danzig: $30,000

Daron Cruickshank: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Yves Edwards: $21,000

Ed Herman: $74,000 (includes $37,000 win bonus)
def. Trevor Smith: $8,000

Germaine de Randamie: $18,000 (includes $9,000 win bonus)
def. Julie Kedzie: $9,000

Justin Salas: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Aaron Riley: $14,000

Yaotzin Meza: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. John Albert: $10,000

UFC on Fox 8 Disclosed Fighter Payroll: $850,000

 

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