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Frank Edgar leaves Las Vegas with title, event-high payday

More than a million dollars was dished out to fighters at UFC 125 including an event-high $162,000 for lightweight champion Frank Edgar. Joining “The Answer” in earning a six-figure salary for their performances at the event were Gray Maynard ($112,000), Thiago Silva ($110,000), and Clay Guida ($122,000). In addition to having netted $60,000 for “Fight of the Night” honors, both headliners’ take-home total was assisted by the UFC‘s decision pay their contracted win bonuses though neither competitor technically emerged with a victory given their highly memorable hard-fought draw.

As usual, a report confirming figures was released by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

Also walking away from Las Vegas with a sizable check in hand were Jeremy Stephens, who earned $96,000 with sixty thousand coming as a result of earning “Knockout of the Night” against Marcus Davis, and Dong Hyun Kim who netted $70k for outpointing Ultimate Fighter Season 5 champ Nate Diaz.

Equally notable in pay, though for a different reason, were Takanori Gomi and Brandon Vera who each earned more in sound defeat than six of the show’s successful fighters did.

Here is a complete list of “UFC 125: Resolution” salary information including event-specific bonuses:

Jacob Volkmann – $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Antonio McKee – $15,000
Daniel Roberts – $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Greg Soto – $8,000
Diego Nunes – $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Mike Brown – $23,000
Brad Tavares – $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Phil Baroni – $25,000
Dustin Poirier – $8,000 (includes $4,000 win bonus) def. Josh Grispi – $15,000
Jeremy Stephens – $96,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus, $60,000 “Knockout of the Night” bonus) def. Marcus Davis – $31,000
Clay Guida – $122,000 (includes $31,000 win bonus, $60,000 “Submission of the Night” bonus) def. Takanori Gomi – $50,000
Dong Hyun Kim – $70,000 (includes $35,000 win bonus) def. Nate Diaz – $33,000
Thiago Silva – $110,000 (includes $55,000 win bonus) def. Brandon Vera – $60,000
Brian Stann – $42,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus) def. Chris Leben – $46,000
Frank Edgar $162,000 – (includes $51,000 win bonus, $60,000 “Fight of the Night” bonus) drew with Gray Maynard – $112,000 (includes $26,000 win bonus, $60,000 “Fight of the Night” bonus)


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