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Fighter Payout and Salaries For UFC on Versus 1 ‘Vera vs Jones’ Event With Bonuses

Main Fight Card Payouts:

  • Jon Jones ($20,000+$20,000=$40,000) def. Brandon Vera ($60,000)
  • Junior Dos Santos ($35,000+$35,000=$70,000) def. Gabriel Gonzaga ($67,000)
  • Cheick Kongo ($55,000+$55,000=$110,000) def. Paul Buentello ($40,000)
  • Alessio Sakara ($21,000+$21,000=$42,000) def. James Irvin ($20,000)

Preliminary Fight Card Payouts:

  • Clay Guida ($25,000+$25,000=$50,000) def. Shannon Gugerty ($9,000)
  • Vladimir Matyushenko ($28,000+$28,000=$56,000) def. Eliott Marshall ($10,000)
  • Darren Elkins ($6,000+$6,000=$12,000) def. Duane Ludwig ($12,000)
  • John Howard ($13,000+$13,000=$26,000) def. Daniel Roberts ($6,000)
  • Brendan Schaub ($10,000+$10,000=$20,000) def. Chase Gormley ($10,000)
  • Mike Pierce ($8,000+$8,000=$16,000) def. John Paulino ($6,000)
  • Jason Brilz ($9,000+$9,000=$18,000) def. Eric Schafer ($13,000)

In addition to the above fight purses, the UFC awarded Jones (KO of the Night), Dos Santos (KO of the Night), Howard (KO of the Night) and Guida (Submission of the Night) each with a $50,000 bonus at the post-fight press conference.

The official attendance was 6,130 at the 1st Bank Center for gross ticket sales of $568,125.

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