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Disclosed fighter payroll for UFN 17 totals $424,000

The Florida State Athletic Commission has released the disclosed salaries from this past Saturday night’s UFC Fight Night 17, which took place at USF Sun Dome in Tampa.

According to records released to FiveOuncesOfPain.com, topping the list as the highest paid fighter was heavyweight prospect Cain Velasquez who earned a total of $60,000 for his second round TKO victory over UFC newcomer Denis Stojnic. Velasquez had a guarantee of $15,000 which was supplemented by another $15,000 in the form of a win bonus. He also earned another $30,000 in the form of a “Knockout of the Night” bonus.

Stojnic received a paltry $5,000 for his efforts which would have been supplemented by another $5,000 if he would have been victorious.

Joe Lauzon was next on the list as he earned a total of $50,000 for his second round submission victory over Jeremy Stephens. Lauzon received a $10,000 guarantee plus a $10,000 win bonus. He also received another $30,000 in the form of a “Submission of the Night” bonus.

Complete salary lists are listed below but please keep in mind as a disclaimer that the published figures do not include any undisclosed totals such as signing bonuses, locker room bonuses, sponsorship earnings, and any other forms of compensation to fighters that are not disclosed to the commission as a matter of public record.

1. Cain Velasquez: $60,000 ($15,000 to show plus $15,000 to win: and $30,000 for “Knockout of the Night”)

2. Joe Lauzon: $50,000 ($10,000 to show plus $10,000 to win: and $30,000 for “Submission of the Night”)

3. Josh Neer: $48,000 ($9,000 to show plus $9,000 to win: and $30,000 for “Fight of the Night”)

4. Mac Danzig: $45,000 ($15,000 to show: and $30,000 for “Fight of the Night”; would have earned an additional $15,000 had he won)

5. Kurt Pellegrino: $32,000 ($16,000 to show plus $16,000 to win)

6. Anthony Johnson: $26,000 ($13,000 to show and $13,000 to win)

7. Gleison Tibau: $26,000 ($13,000 to show plus $13,000 to win)

8. Rich Clementi: $23,000 (would have earned an additional $23,000 had he won)

9. Dan Miller: $18,000 ($9,000 to show and $9,000 to win)

10. Matthew Riddle: $16,000 ($8,000 to show and $8,000 to win)

11. Luigi Fioravanti: $13,000 (would have earned an additional $13,000 had he won)

12. Jake Rosholt: $13,000 (would have earned an additional $13,000 had he won)

13. Rob Emerson: $10,000 (would have earned an additional $10,000 had he won)

14. Jeremy Stephens: $10,000 (would have earned an additional $10,000 had he won)

15. Steve Bruno: $7,000 (would have earned an additional $7,000 had he won)

16. Matt Grice: $7,000 (would have earned an additional $7,000 had he won)

17. Nick Catone: $6,000 ($3,000 to show and $3,000 to win)

18. Matt Veach: $6,000 ($3,000 to show and $3,000 to win)

19. Denis Stojnic: $5,000 (would have earned an additional $5,000 had he won)

20. Derek Downey: $3,000 (would have earned an additional $3,000 had he won)

The disclosed fighter payout for this event is $424,000.

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