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‘UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva II’ Salaries Released

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
December 30th, 2013
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UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva

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)

Preliminary Card:

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

Main Card:

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)

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