Below you’ll find the fighter salaries for Saturday night’s UFC 162 event.
Despite his loss, Anderson Silva still picked up what I believe could be the highest basic salary in UFC history – $600,000, though of course he’s set to earn far more than that when his cut of the PPV sales plus sponsorship money are factored in.
On the other hand, the new champion Chris Weidman takes home a relatively meager $48,000, but he’ll be in a much better position financially from this moment forward after his jaw-dropping victory.
Frankie Edgar was the second biggest earner on the night, pocketing a sizeable $240,000 for his co-main event win over Charles Oliveira.
Nobody else claimed a six figure sum on this occasion with Tim Kennedy being next up with $90,000.
See the full list of fighter salaries for UFC 162 below.
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