Nate Diaz got back in the win column with a victory over Melvin Guillard at UFC Fight Night 19 in Oklahoma City, Okla., on Sept. 16. The colorful lightweight took home $78,000 for his main-event bout, including a $30,000 submission of the night bonus for the guillotine choke that finished the affair. Guillard earned $14,000 in defeat.
Diaz may have been the headliner, but Nate Quarry was the number one breadwinner. “The Rock” added $90,000 to his wallet after his tussle with Tim Credeur turned into an instant classic. The back-and-forth scrap netted the pair an extra $30,000 each and fight of the night honors. Credeur pocketed a total of $40,000 dollars.
Gray Maynard continued his unbeaten run with a decision win over Roger Huerta. Maynard -- who earned $24,000 for his eight win -- nearly finished Huerta with a nasty Kimura in the third round of their lightweight match. Huerta, fighting his last match of his UFC contract, took home $21,000.
Carlos Condit knocked off a surprising Jake Ellenberger to notch a $48,000 paycheck. The former WEC welterweight champion worked his way out of some tough spots to score a come-from-behind victory over a solid veteran. Ellenberger earned $10,000 in defeat.
UFN 19 Salaries:
Nate Diaz -- $78,000 (including $24,000 win bonus, $30,000 submission of the night bonus) def. Melvin Guillard -- $14,000
Gray Maynard -- $24,000 (including $12,000 win bonus) def. Roger Huerta -- $21,000
Carlos Condit -- $48,000 (including $24,000 win bonus) def. Jake Ellenberger -- $10,000
Nate Quarry -- $90,000 (including $30,000 win bonus, $30,000 FOTN bonus) def. Tim Credeur -- $40,000 (including $30,000 FOTN bonus)
Brian Stann -- $22,000 (including $11,000 win bonus) def. Steve Cantwell -- $10,000
Mike Pyle -- $30,000 (including $15,000 win bonus) def. Chris Wilson -- $17,000
C.B. Dollaway -- $28,000 (including $14,000 win bonus) def. Jay Silva -- $6,000
Jeremy Stephens -- $54,000 (including $12,000 win bonus, $30,000 knockout of the night bonus) def. Justin Buchholz -- $8,000
Mike Pierce -- $12,000 (including $6,000 win bonus) def. Brock Larson -- $26,000
Ryan Jensen -- $8,000 (including $4,000 win bonus) def. Steve Steinbeiss $6,000
Sam Stout -- $24,000 (including $12,000 win bonus)*
Phillipe Nover -- $20,000 (including $10,000 win bonus)*
* Fight did not take place due to Nover suffering a seizure in the locker room before the bout.