For marquee placement on a hometown card, Urijah Faber was paid handsomely.
The native of Sacramento, Calif., took home $340,000 for his first-round knockout win over Ricky Simon, who in comparison earned $23,000 at UFC on ESPN+ 13.
MMA Junkie today requested and received disclosed salaries for the event, which took place this past Saturday at Golden1 Center in Sacramento and streamed on ESPN+.
The total disclosed payroll for the event was $1.274 million.
The full list of salaries for UFC on ESPN+ 13 included:
Germain de Randamie: $90,000 (includes $45,000 win bonus)
def. Aspen Ladd: $35,000
Urijah Faber: $340,000 (includes $170,000 win bonus)
def. Ricky Simon: $23,000
Now, the usual disclaimer: The figures do not include deductions for items such as insurance, licenses and taxes. Additionally, the figures do not include money paid by sponsors, including the official UFC on ESPN+ 13 Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay. They also do not include any other “locker room” or special discretionary bonuses the UFC oftentimes pays. They also do not include pay-per-view cuts that some top-level fighters receive.
For example, UFC officials handed out additional $50,000 UFC on ESPN+ 13 fight-night bonuses to Urijah Faber, Josh Emmett, Andre Fili and Jonathan Martinez for “Performance of the Night.”
In other words, the above figures are simply base salaries reported to the commission and do not reflect entire compensation packages for the event.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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