Junior dos Santos' week just keeps getting better. According to reports from MMA Junkie, the newest UFC heavyweight champion pocketed $220,000 for his primetime UFC on Fox victory over Cain Velasquez ($100,000) on Saturday night.
A pair of co-headlining lightweights were the night's other big earners. Ben Henderson ($60,000) and Clay Guida ($40,000) each left with a noteworthy payday for their thrilling number-one contender duel, along with "Fight of the Night" bonuses.
Former NCAA wrestling standout Mike Pierce led the remainder of the undercard charge, netting $36,000 for his split decision victory over Paul Bradley ($18,000) on the UFC on Fox Facebook preliminaries. The win was Pierce's fifth in seven UFC appearances.
UFC 137 was held on November 12th at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. For complete post-fight news, including results, bonuses, and attendance, head over to MMA Nation's comprehensive StoryStream.
UFC on Fox salaries:
Junior Dos Santos: $220,000 (includes $110,000 win bonus)
Cain Velasquez: $100,000
Ben Henderson: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
Clay Guida: $40,000
Dustin Poirier: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Pablo Garza: $8,000
Ricardo Lamas: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Cub Swanson: $15,000
DaMarques Johnson: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
Clay Harvison: $8,000
Darren Uyenoyama: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
Norifumi Yamamoto: $15,000
Robert Peralta: $16,000 (includes $ win bonus)
Mackens Semerzier: $8,000
Alex Caceres: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Cole Escovedo: $5,000
Mike Pierce: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
Paul Bradley: $18,000
Aaron Rosa: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
Matt Lucas: $6,000