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UFC on FOX 28 salaries: Jeremy Stephens cashes $126,000 for KO win over Josh Emmett

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Jeremy Stephens led the disclosed payroll for UFC on FOX 28.
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UFC featherweight contender Jeremy Stephens led the disclosed payroll at UFC on FOX 28, cashing $126,000 for his headlining victory over Josh Emmett. The Florida State Boxing Commission released the event’s finalized salary information to MMA Fighting on Friday.

Stephens knocked out Emmett with a hellacious second-round sequence in the controversial main event of UFC on FOX 28. Emmett earned $45,000 in a losing effort.

UFC on FOX 28 took place Feb. 24 at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla. The night’s main card aired live on FOX.

Stephens, a veteran of 28 fights in the UFC, was the lone athlete who cleared the six-figure mark in earnings at UFC on FOX 28. The next highest earner was one-time strawweight title challenger Jessica Andrade, who pocketed $96,000 for her co-main event win over Tecia Torres.

In addition to their commission-reported salaries, Stephens, Ilir Latifi, Alan Jouban, and Ben Saunders also took home $50,000 fight night bonuses for their performances.

A complete list of the UFC on FOX 28 salaries can be seen below. As always, these figures do not represent a fighter’s total earnings, as certain sponsorship incomes, pay-per-view earnings or discretionary bonuses are not publicly disclosed.

Main card
Jeremy Stephens ($63,000 + $63,000 = $126,000) def. Josh Emmett ($45,000)
Jessica Andrade ($48,000 + $48,000 = $96,000) def. Tecia Torres ($36,000)
Ilir Latifi ($33,000 + $33,000 = $66,000) def. Ovince Saint Preux ($83,000)
Max Griffin ($12,000 + $12,000 = $24,000) def. Mike Perry ($40,000)

Preliminary Card (FOX)
Brian Kelleher ($20,000 + $20,000 = $40,000) def. Renan Barao ($53,000)
Marion Reneau ($28,000 + $28,000 = $56,000) def. Sara McMann ($38,000)
Angela Hill ($21,000 + $21,000 = $42,000) def. Maryna Moroz ($23,000)
Alan Jouban ($40,000 + $40,000 = $80,000) def. Ben Saunders ($23,000)

Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Sam Alvey ($46,000 + $46,000 = $92,000) def. Marcin Parchnio ($25,000)
Rani Yahya ($46,000 + $46,000 = $92,000) def. Russell Doane ($22,000)
Alex Perez ($9,600 + $12,000 = $21,600) def. Eric Shelton ($14,400)*
Manny Bermudez ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Albert Morales ($15,000)

*Perez forfeited 20 percent of his show purse for missing weight