The official fighter salaries for the UFC 117: Silva Vs Sonnen event have now been released.

Topping the payscale for this event was middleweight champion Anderson Silva who picked up a $200,000 for his last gasp victory, though it should be noted that he would have earned the same amount whether he won or lost.

Also taking home $200,000 was ex-welterweight champion Matt Hughes who showed that he’s still got some fight left in him at the show with a first round victory.  Jon Fitch also joined the six-figure club with $108,000 for his decision victory over Thiago Alves who earned $60,000.

Junior Dos Santos ($80,000) and Clay Guida ($56,000) were next on the payscale before finally we reach the man who many people attribute the high PPV sales (estimated to be in the region of 1 million) too, title challenger Chael Sonnen.  His constant hype for the event and remarkable performance earned him just $35,000, on a par with fellow main card fighter Ricardo Almeida.

See the full list of salaries paid out at UFC 117 below.

  • Anderson Silva: $200,000 (no win bonus)
  • Chael Sonnen: $35,000
  • Jon Fitch: $108,000 (includes $54,000 win bonus)
  • Thiago Alves: $60,000
  • Clay Guida: $56,000 ($28,000 win bonus)
  • Rafael dos Anjos: $12,000
  • Matt Hughes: $200,000 ($100,000 win bonus)
  • Ricardo Almeida: $35,000
  • Junior Dos Santos: $80,000 ($40,000 win bonus)
  • Roy Nelson: $15,000
  • Rick Story: $22,000 ($11,000 win bonus)
  • Dustin Hazelett: $18,000
  • Phil Davis: $18,000 ($9,000 win bonus)
  • Rodney Wallace: $6,000
  • Johny Hendricks: $40,000 ($20,000 win bonus)
  • Charlie Brenneman: $8000
  • Tim Boetsch: $32,000 ($16,000 win bonus)
  • Todd Brown: $6,000
  • Stefan Struve: $30,000 ($15,000 win bonus)
  • Christian Morecraft: $6,000
  • Dennis Hallman: $30,000 ($15,000 win bonus)
  • Ben Saunders: $12,000
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