Jim Miller claims to be the most dangerous lightweight fighter in the world, and last night he looked the part. He also took home a check fitting for one of the best 155ers in the world – his $127,000 payday was the tops at UFC on FX 1.
Before we go any further, we should note that the Tennessee Athletic Commission doesn’t release fighter pay info, so none of the following salary data for the event is official. However, you can get a fairly accurate picture of a fighter’s pay based on official purse info released from past fights. So, based on that info, here is the estimated pay breakdown for the 20 fighters that traded blows at the event (but please remember – this is only an estimate, not official info, especially for any fighters that made their UFC debuts at the event). These numbers obviously also don’t include any PPV revenue, undisclosed bonuses and/or sponsorship money any of these fighters may have made.
Jim Miller: $115,000 ($35,000 to show, $35,000 win bonus, $45,000 Submission of the Night bonus)
Pat Barry: $89,000 ($22,000 to show, $22,000 win bonus, $45,000 Fight of the Night bonus)
Nick Denis: $57,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 win bonus, $45,000 Knockout of the Night bonus)
Christian Morecraft: $51,000 ($6,000 to show, $45,000 Fight of the Night bonus)
Jorge Rivera: $36,000 ($18,000 to show, $18,000 win bonus)
Charlie Brenneman: $36,000 ($18,000 to show, $18,000 win bonus)
Melvin Guillard: $36,000
Josh Neer: $28,000 ($14,000 to show, $14,000 win bonus)
Daniel Pineda: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus)
Mike Easton: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus)
Duane Ludwig: $18,000
Fabricio Camoes: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)
Khabib Nurmagomedov: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)
Eric Schafer: $13,0000
Daniel Roberts: $12,000
Kamal Shalorus: $11,000
Jared Papazian: $6,000
Tommy Hayden: $6,000
Pat Schilling: $6,000
Joseph Sandoval: $6,000
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