Marlon Moraes Earns Six-Figures, Leads UFC Fight Night in Fresno Salaries

Here are the salaries for UFC Fight Night in Fresno

Marlon Moraes wasn’t the main event on Saturday night in Fresno but the former World Series of Fighting champion cashed in with the biggest payday for anybody at UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Ortega.

Moraes earned $146,000 for his win jaw-dropping knockout against Aljamain Sterling while also cashing in with another $50,000 bonus for ‘Performance of the Night’.

It was a good month long run for Moraes, who picked up a victory over John Dodson and then accepted the bout with Sterling on short notice before earning one of the most vicious knockouts in all 2017.

As for the main event fighters, Brian Ortega took home $58,000 for his win over Cub Swanson while also earning the rare double bonus for ‘Fight of the Night’ and ‘Performance of the Night’ where he made an extra $100,000.

Swanson got $76,000 for his show money but he didn’t earn a win bonus. Swanson did take home the additional $50,000 for his part in the ‘Fight of the Night’.

Here are the full salaries for UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Ortega

Brian Ortega: $158,000 — $29,000 to show, $29,000 to win plus $100,000 for ‘Fight of the Night’ and ‘Performance of the Night’.

Cub Swanson: $126,000 — $76,000 plus $50,000 for ‘Fight of the Night’

Gabriel Benitez: $28,000 — $14,000 to show, $14,000 to win

Jason Knight: $31,000

Marlon Moraes: $196,000 — $73,000 to show, $73,000 to win plus $50,000 for ‘Performance of the Night’

Aljamain Sterling: $36,000

Scott Holtzman: $40,000 — $20,000 to show, $20,000 to win

Darrell Horcher: $15,000

Eryk Anders: $28,000 — $14,000 to show, $14,000 to win

Markus Perez; $12,000

Benito Lopez: $20,000 — $10,000 to show, $10,000 to win

Albert Morales: $15,000

Alexis Davis: $64,000 — $32,000 to show, $32,000 to win

Liz Carmouche: $30,000

Andre Soukhamthath: $20,000 — $10,000 to show, $10,000 to win

Luke Sanders: $12,000

Alex Perez: $20,000 — $10,000 to show, $10,000 to win

Carls John de Tomas: $10,000

Frankie Saenz: $40,000 — $20,000 to show, $20,000 to win

Merab Dvalishvili: $10,000

Alejandro Perez: $46,000 — $23,000 to show, $23,000 to win

Iuri Alcantara: $39,000

Davi Ramos: $20,000 — $10,000 to show, $10,000 to win

Chris Grutzemacher: $12,000

Trevin Giles: $28,000 — $14,000 to show, $14,000 to win

Antonio Braga Neto: $10,000

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Damon Martin is a veteran mixed martial arts journalist who has been covering the industry since 2003 with bylines on FOX Sports, CNN, Bleacher Report and numerous other outlets.