Chris Leben Is Top Earner at UFN 20

Image via Dave Mandel at Sherdog

MMA Junkie has the salary numbers from Monday's UFN 20: Maynard vs. Diaz, and in a bit of a surprise, Chris "The Crippler" Leben went from the brink of being fired, to the night's top earner with his dominant unanimous decision victory over Jay Silva.  Leben earned $30,000 in base salary plus a win bonus that doubled that amount.  The night's second highest-paid fighter was Aaron Simpson who took home $52,000($11,000 base +$11,000 win bonus +$30,000 fight-of-the-night bonus).

Full payout info after the jump.

Gray Maynard: $40,000 ($20,000 win bonus)
def. Nate Diaz: $24,000

Evan Dunham: $18,000 ($9,000 win bonus) + $30,000 submission of the night
def. Efrain Escudero: $15,000

Aaron Simpson: $22,000 ($11,000 win bonus) + $30,000 fight of the night
def. Tom Lawlor: $10,000 + $30,000 fight of the night

Amir Sadollah: $30,000 ($15,000 win bonus)
def. Brad Blackburn: $13,000

Chris Leben: $60,000 ($30,000 win bonus)
def. Jay Silva: $6,000

Rick Story: $10,000 ($5,000 win bonus)
def. Jesse Lennox: $7,000

Thiago Tavares: $15,000*
vs. Nick Lentz: $7,000*

Rory MacDonald: $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus)
def. Mike "Joker" Guymon: $6,000

Rafael dos Anjos: $16000 ($8,000 win bonus)
def. Kyle Bradley: $8,000

Gerald Harris: $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus) + $30,000 knockout of the night
def. John Salter: $6,000

Nick Catone: $14,000 ($7,000 win bonus)
def. Jesse Forbes: $6,000

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