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Joseph Benavidez leads UFC Norfolk in fighter pay & medical suspensions

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Joseph Benavidez walked out of UFC Norfolk has both the highest-earning athlete on the card, as well as the fighter who received the longest medical suspension by Virgina’s athletic commission.

UFC Norfolk concluded with no flyweight champion, but three fighters on the card left Chartway Arena with six-figure paydays—including headliners Joseph Benavidez and Deiveson Figueiredo.

Below are the payouts and medical suspensions as provided to Bloody Elbow’s Trent Reintsmith by Virginia’s Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation.

UFC Norfolk Payouts:

*Joseph Benavidez — $150,000 to show. Total earned: $150,000.
*Deiveson Figueiredo — $100,000 to show, $50,000 to win. Total earned: $150,000.
Marcin Tybura — $68,000 to show, $68,000 to win. Total earned: $136,000.
Megan Anderson — $40,000 to show, $40,000 to win. Total earned: $80,000.
Magomed Ankalaev — $33,000 to show, $33,000 to win. Total earned: $66,000.
Luis Pena — $24,000 to show, $24,000 to win. Total earned: $48,000.
Felicia Spencer — $17,000 to show, $17,000 to win. Total earned: $34,000.
Ion Cutelaba — $33,000 to show, $33,00 to win. Total earned: $33,000.

Grant Dawson — $14,000 to show, $14,000 to win. Total earned: $28,000.
Brendan Allen — $12,000 to show, $12,000 to win. Total earned: $24,000.
Sean Brady — $12,000 to show, $12,000 to win. Total earned: $24,000.
Kyler Phillips — $10,00 to show, $10,000 to win. Total earned: $20,000.
Jordan Griffin — $10,000 to show, $10,000 to win. Total earned: $20,000.
Spike Carlyle — $10,00 to show, $10,000 to win. Total earned: $20,000.
Ismail Naurdiev — $16,000 to show, $16,000 to win. Total earned: $16,000.
Serghey Spivak — $14,000 to show, $14,000 to win. Total earned: $14,000.

Steve Garcia — $12,000 to show, $12,000 to win. Total earned: $12,000.
Darrick Minner — $10,000 to show, $10,000 to win. Total earned: $10,000.
Gabriel Silva — $10,000 to show, $10,000 to win. Total earned: $10,000
Norma Dumont — $10,000 to show, $10.000 to win. Total earned: $10,000.
T.J. Brown — $10,000 to show, $10,000 to win. Total earned: $10,000.
Tom Breese — $10,000 to show, $10,000 to win. Total earned: $10,000.
Zarah Fairn dos Santos — $10,000 to show, $10,000 to win. Total earned: $10,000.

Anderson, Griffin, Phillips and Silva each earned an additional $50,000 in fight night bonuses.

Aalon Cruz’s salary information was not provided by the Virginia state commission.

*Benavidez also received 30 percent of Figueiredo’s purse after the latter missed weight. This was not reflected in the information provided.


UFC Norfolk Medical Suspensions:

Joseph Benavidez — 90 days.
Norma Dumont — 60 days.
Zarah Fair dos Santos — 60 days.
Aalon Cruz — 30 days.
Ion Cutelaba — 30 days.
T.J. Brown — 30 days.
Tom Breese — 30 days.