UFC Fight Night 123 Salaries: Marlon Moraes Tops Payroll with $146K Purse

By: Tristen Critchfield
Dec 13, 2017

Marlon Moraes only put in a little more than one minute’s work at UFC Fight Night 123, but he nonetheless walked away with the evening’s biggest disclosed purse.

The ex-World Series of Fighting bantamweight champion earned $146,000 for his 67-second knockout of Aljamain Sterling ($36,000) in a featured 135-pound contest at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif., this past Saturday night. The California State Athletic Commission released salaries from the event on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Brian Ortega garnered $58,000 for his second-round submission of Cub Swanson ($76,000) in the UFC Fight Night 123 headliner. Swanson, who was on the last fight of his UFC contract, had a four-bout winning streak snapped in defeat.

Former women’s bantamweight title challenger Alexis Davis was the card’s other high earner, as she collected $64,000 for a split-decision triumph over Liz Carmouche ($30,000) at flyweight.

Note: The disclosed purses reported by state athletic commissions do not include any performance-based or discretionary bonuses that may be awarded to a fighter by the promotion. Additionally, the reported figures do not reflect any deductions made by the commission for taxes, insurance, etc., and do not include any sponsorship money that a fighter may acquire for their performance.

UFC Fight Night 123 Salaries:

Brian Ortega: $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus)
Cub Swanson: $76,000

Gabriel Benitez: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
Jason Knight: $31,000

Marlon Moraes : $146,000 (includes $73,000 win bonus)
Aljamain Sterling: $36,000

Scott Holtzman: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
Darrell Horcher: $15,000

Eryk Anders: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
Markus Perez: $12,000

Benito Lopez: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Albert Morales: $15,000

Alexis Davis: $64,000 (includes $32,000 win bonus)
Liz Carmouche: $30,000

Andre Soukhamthath: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Luke Sanders: $12,000

Alex Perez: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Carls John de Tomas: $10,000

Frankie Saenz: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
Merab Dvalishvili: $10,000

Alejandro Perez: $46,000 (includes $23,000 win bonus)
Iuri Alcantara: $39,000

Davi Ramos: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Chris Gruetzemacher: $12,000

Trevin Giles: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
Antonio Braga Neto: $10,000

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