Glover Teixeira continued his rise towards light heavyweight title contention on Saturday night, defeating former champion Rashad Evans in the UFC on FOX 19 main event in Tampa, Fla.
Teixeira’s first-round knockout secured the victory, a $50,000 post-fight bonus, and netted him a $120,000 payday, as well.
Interestingly, Evans still topped the UFC on FOX 19 payroll, scoring $150,000 for the loss, which left UFC president Dana White thinking Evans would probably retire. Of course, Evans has spent more than a decade fighting in the Octagon.
The heavily revised fight card featured a women’s strawweight bout as the co-main event. Rose Namajunas earned $86,000 for avenging a prior loss to Tecia Torres.
The disclosed fighter payroll does not include any discretionary bonuses, endorsements, or other income not included on bout agreements.
The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation on Monday released the UFC on FOX 19 fighter salaries. UFC on FOX 19: Teixeira vs. Evans took place on Saturday, April 16 at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla.
UFC on FOX 19: Teixeira vs. Evans Fighter Salaries
Glover Teixeira: $120,000 (includes $60,000 win bonus) def. Rashad Evans: $150,000
Rose Namajunas: $86,000 (includes $43,000 win bonus) def. Tecia Torres: $20,000
Khabib Nurmagomedov: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus) def. Darrell Horcher: $12,000
Cub Swanson: $88,000 (includes $44,000 win bonus) def. Hacran Dias: $16,000
Michael Chiesa: $66,000 (includes $33,000 win bonus) def. Beneil Dariush: $28,000
Raquel Pennington: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus) def. Bethe Correia: $25,000
Santiago Ponzinibbio: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus) def. Court McGee: $27,000
Michael Graves: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Randy Brown: $12,000
John Dodson: $70,000 (includes $35,000 win bonus) def. Manny Gamburyan: $33,000
Cezar Ferreira: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus) def. Oluwale Bamgbose: $12,000
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Omari Akhmedov: $18,000