Earning the top salary was co-main event fighter Jake Ellenberger who earned $84,000 for his split decision win over Jay Hieron ($14,000). While the second top earner was heavyweight headliner Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva made $70,000 for his first round TKO finish of previously undefeated Travis Browne ($20,000).
UFC on FX: 5 took place on October 5, 2012 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota with the main card airing on FX and the prelim card on Fuel TV.
Check out the full list of fighter salaries as posted by MMAWeekly.com,
Main Card (FX)
Heavyweight bout: Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva: $70,000 (no win bonus) def. Travis Browne: $20,000
Welterweight bout: Jake Ellenberger: $84,0000 (includes $42,000 win bonus) def. Jay Hieron: $12,000
Flyweight bout: John Dodson: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus) def. Jussier Formiga: $9,000
Welterweight bout: Justin Edwards: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Josh Neer: $16,000
Preliminary Card (Fuel TV)
Lightweight bout: Michael Johnson: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus) def. Danny Castillo: $25,000
Welterweight bout: Mike Pierce: $44,000 (includes $22,000 win bonus) def. Aaron Simpson: $25,000
Lightweight bout: Marcus LeVesseur: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus) def. Carlo Prater: $10,000
Lightweight bout: Jacob Volkmann: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus) def. Shane Roller: $25,000
Featherweight bout: Diego Nunes: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus) def. Bart Palaszewski: $12,000
Flyweight bout: Darren Uyenoyama: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Phil Harris: $8,000