‘UFC Fight Night: Brown vs. Silva’ Salaries Released

Written by Tom Ngo
May 12th, 2014

UFC Matt Brown

The Ohio Athletic Commission has released the official salaries for all the athletes who competed in Saturday’s “UFC Fight Night: Brown vs. Silva” event.

Matt Brown (pictured) was the night’s highest earner, with his $82,000, with half of his paycheck coming via win bonus.

Constantinos Philippou scored $46,000 for his knockout victory over Lorenz Larkin in the card’s co-featured attraction.

Brown rallied to TKO Erick Silva in the main event. Silva, who had to leave the cage on a stretcher, made $22,000.

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 Fight Night bonuses, top secret discretionary bonuses, etc., which can oftentimes represent a substantial portion of a fighter’s total income.

U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati hosted Saturday’s festivities.

Here are the official salaries for UFC Fight Night 40 (Courtesy of MMAJunkie):

(Total disclosed payroll: $680,000)

Preliminary Card:

Albert Tumenov: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Anthony Lapsley: $8,000

Justin Salas: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Ben Wall: $8,000

Nik Lentz: $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus)
def. Manny Gamburyan: $25,000

Johnny Eduardo: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Eddie Wineland: $21,000

Zak Cummings: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Yan Cabral: $10,000

Kyoji Horigughi: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Darrell Montague: $8,000

Ed Herman: $80,000 (includes $40,000 win bonus)
def. Rafael Natal: $26,000

Main Card:

Chris Cariaso: $42,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus)
def. Louis Smolka: $10,000

Soa Palelei: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus)
def. Ruan Potts: $10,000

Neil Magny: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Tim Means: $10,000

Daron Cruickshank: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Erik Koch: $18,000

Constantinos Philippou: $46,000 (includes $23,000 win bonus)
def. Lorenz Larkin: $28,000

Matt Brown: $82,000 (includes $41,000 win bonus)
def. Erik Silva: $22,000

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