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UFC on FOX 7 salaries: Benson Henderson earns $200,000 for win over Gilbert Melendez


In the first bout of a new multi-fight deal, UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson cashed in to the tune of a $200,000 payout for his defense against Gilbert Melendez at UFC on FOX 7.

Henderson earned a $100,000 purse as well as a $100,000 win bonus for the outing, according to numbers released by the California state athletic commission to MMA Weekly. He won the five-round fight via split-decision, marking his third successful defense.

His opponent Melendez wasn't far behind him, taking home $175,000 in defeat.

Frank Mir tied Henderson for the night's highest-earning performer, also receiving a $200,000 check, although his payday came in defeat, as he lost a unanimous decision to Daniel Cormier.

Cormier earned $126,000.

The total payout for the show was $1,318,000, and the list of salaries is below.

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

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

Josh Thomson: $95,000 ($85,000 purse/$10,000 win bonus)
Nate Diaz: $15,000

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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