Fighter salaries for ‘UFC on Versus 5' were released Thursday morning by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (WDSPS). The total reported payroll for the event was $578,000.
Longtime UFC veteran Chris Lytle was the card's big earner, taking home $70,000 for his victory over British slugger Dan Hardy in the night's main event. Lytle also walked away with two separate $65,000 post-event bonuses for ‘Submission of the Night' and ‘Fight of the Night,' pushing his unofficial event earnings to $200,000.
Former WEC fighters Donald Cerrone ($44,000) and Joseph Benavidez ($43,000) rounded out the payroll on the heels of substantial win bonuses. Cerrone also took home an extra $65,000 for ‘Knockout of the Night.'
‘UFC on Versus 5' was held August 14th at Milwaukee's Bradley Center. 12 fights lined the reported payroll.
A full listing of ‘UFC on Versus 5' fighter salaries is below:
Chris Lytle: $70,000 (includes $35,000 win bonus)
Dan Hardy: $25,000
Ben Henderson: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus)
Jim Miller: $35,000
Donald Cerrone: $44,000 (includes $22,000 win bonus)
Charles Oliveira: $12,000
Duane "Bang" Ludwig: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus)
Amir Sadollah: $20,000
Jared Hamman: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
C.B. Dollaway: $20,000
Joseph Benavidez: $43,000 (includes $21,500 win bonus)
Eddie Wineland: $10,000
Ed Herman: $52,000 (includes $26,000 win bonus)
Kyle Noke: $8,000
Ronny Markes: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Karlos Vemola: $10,000
Jim Hettes: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
Alex Caceres: $8,000
Cole Miller: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus)
T.J. O'Brien: $6,000
Jacob Volkmann: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
Danny Castillo: $17,000
Edwin Figueroa: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
Jason Reinhardt: $6,000