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Monday, 07/08/2013, 02:10 pm

Salary Report: Anderson Silva Tops UFC 162 Disclosed Payroll

Even in defeat, the former pound-for-pound king took home the lions share of the disclosed fighter pay last weekend at UFC 162.

So much so that, he out-earned his opponent by $552,000.00.

The Nevada State athletic commission released the disclosed fighter pay this morning for last Saturday’s event that took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

According to the NSAC release, the UFC paid out a total of $1,613,000.00 to the fighters on the Fourth of July weekend fight card.

Here is the breakdown:

Chris Weidman: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)
def. Anderson Silva: $600,000

Frankie Edgar: $240,000 (includes $120,000 win bonus)
def. Charles Oliveira: $21,000

Tim Kennedy: $90,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
def. Roger Gracie: $50,000

Mark Munoz: $84,000 (includes $42,000 win bonus)
def. Tim Boetsch: $37,000

Cub Swanson: $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus)
def. Dennis Siver: $33,000

Andrew Craig: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Chris Leben: $51,000

Norman Parke: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Kazuki Tokudome: $8,000

Gabriel Gonzaga: $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus)
def. Dave Herman: $23,000

Edson Barboza: $46,000 (includes $23,000 win bonus)
def. Rafaello Oliveira: $14,000

Brian Melancon: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Seth Baczynski: $16,000

Mike Pierce: $56,000 (includes $28,000 win bonus)
def. David Mitchell: $10,000


44 Responses to “Salary Report: Anderson Silva Tops UFC 162 Disclosed Payroll”

  1. Big J says:

    I’m sorry, but these guys get paid like crap!

    • Dis Guy says:

      no way… a lot of these guys making what most make in a year in one night. i understand they train and have other expenses, but this is the job they wanted. plus, this is just fighter’s purses not even endorsements.

      Tim Kennedy complaining about fighter pay and he just made bank for an okay fight.

  2. The Way Of The Dutchman says:

    “the former pound-for-pound king”?
    He is the former middleweight champ maybe, but he is still the pound for pound king.

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