The fighter salaries are in for Saturday night’s UFC 168 event and show that despite his loss Anderson Silva still lead the field with $600,000.

Chris Weidman was handsomely rewarded too for his second victory against the superstar, trousering $400,000 for his night’s work.

Josh Barnett was next up with $170,000 despite his quick loss, while Ronda Rousey banked $100,000 for her latest title defence.

See all the UFC 168 salaries below.

Chris Weidman: $400,000 (includes $200,000 win bonus)
Anderson Silva: $600,000

Ronda Rousey: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)
Miesha Tate: $28,000

Travis Browne: $56,000 (includes $28,000 win bonus)
Josh Barnett: $170,000

Jim Miller: $92,000 (includes $46,000 win bonus)
Fabricio Camoes: $8,000

Dustin Poirier: $46,000 (includes $23,000 win bonus)
Diego Brandao: $20,000*

Uriah Hall: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Chris Leben: $51,000

Michael Johnson: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
Gleison Tibau: $39,000

Dennis Siver: $66,000 (includes $33,000 win bonus)
Manny Gamburyan: $25,000

John Howard: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus)
Siyar Bahadurzada: $17,000

William Macario: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Bobby Voelker: $12,000

Robbie Peralta: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
Estevan Payan: $10,000

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  1. If i am not mistaken, Rewards on this event were 75k each leaving Rousey with both Submission of the Night honors and Fight of the Night total of 150k

  2. Yep, I’ve covered those fighter bonuses in a separate article right after the event, Ben. This post only covers the fighter’s actual salaries, rather than any extras (including bonuses, sponsorships and pay-per-view cut) they may have been given afterwards.

  3. How did Meisha Tate only get 28,000 and Chris Leben get 51,000?
    In terms of star power and win-loss record, it still seems a bit strange.

  4. Leben’s been in the UFC since TUF 1 in 2005 so he’s had a few contract negotiations over the course of his career and gradually been able to increase his earning power, bolstered by the fact he’s something of a fan favorite due to the wars he’s been in.

    Miesha on the other hand is probably still riding out the contract she had when she was with Strikeforce as the UFC agreed to honor all those deals when those fighters switched over. She’s only really become a bigger star in recent months due to her stint on TUF and her ongoing rivalry with Rousey, so when her contract comes up for renewal she might be able to negotiate an increase, though she really needs a win under her belt in order to be able to really boost her bargaining power.