The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the official salaries for all of the contestants who competed in Saturday’s “UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva II” event.
Despite losing to middleweight champion Chris Weidman in the show’s featured attraction, former 185-pound king Anderson Silva (pictured) was the night’s highest earner. Silva pocketed a cool $600,000 for merely stepping into the Octagon.
Weidman, meanwhile, made $400,000. Half of his paycheck coming via win bonus.
UFC bantamweight queen Ronda Rousey pocketed a total of $100K for beating Miesha Tate in the co-main event. Tate scored $28,000.
It is believed all four fighters will receive a piece of the pay-per-view pie, but those numbers will not be disclosed.
Please keep in mind, the numbers that get reported to the athletic commissions are only of what’s required. These figures do not include deductions for items such as licenses and taxes.
Additionally, they do not contain money paid by sponsors or any bonuses from the UFC. These royalties can include pay-per-view commissions, Fight Night bonuses, top secret discretionary bonuses, etc., which can oftentimes represent a substantial portion of a fighter’s total income.
MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas hosted Saturday’s event.
Here are the official salaries for UFC 168:
(Total disclosed payroll: $1,872,000)
Robert Peralta: $24,000 (including $12,000 win bonus)
Defeated Estevan Payan: $10,000
William Macario: $20,000 (including $10,000 win bonus)
Defeated Bobby Voelker: $12,000
John Howard: $32,000 (including $16,000 win bonus)
Defeated Siyar Bahadurzada: $17,000
Michael Johnson: $36,000 (including $18,000 win bonus)
Defeated Gleison Tibau: $39,000
Dennis Siver: $66,000 (including $33,000 win bonus)
Defeated Manny Gamburyan: $25,000
Uriah Hall: $20,000 (including $10,000 win bonus)
Defeated Chris Leben: $51,000
Dustin Poirier: $46,000 (including $23,000 win bonus)
Defeated Diego Brandao: $20,000*
Jim Miller: $92,000 (including $46,000 win bonus)
Defeated Fabricio Camoes: $8,000
Travis Browne: $56,000 (including $28,000 win bonus)
Defeated Josh Barnett: $170,000
Ronda Rousey: $100,000 (including $50,000 win bonus)
Defeated Miesha Tate: $28,000
Chris Weidman: $400,000 (including $200,000 win bonus)
Defeated Anderson Silva: $600,000
* – Brandao will forfeit 25% of his $20,000 show money for missing weight (12.5% to Poirier and 12.5% to NSAC)