UFC 183’s fighter salaries have been released and show that the two headliners on the night enjoyed a bumper payday.
Anderson Silva’s victorious return to action over a year after he broke his leg banked him no less than $800,000 – the highest basic salary the UFC has ever paid out.
Nick Diaz also bolstered his bank balance considerably with $500,000, a big jump from the $200,000 he earned in his previous fight with Georges St.Pierre.
The only other fighter on the card who pocketed at six figure sum was co-main event winner Tyron Woodley who’s basic salary amounted to $139,000.
Long-time UFC fighter Thiago Alves was next with $84,000, while Miesha Tate secured $76,000.
The lowest earners on the night were defeated preliminary card fighters Any Enz and Richard Moreira who took home just $8,000.
Don’t forget that all these figures are just the fighters basic salaries and don’t take into consideration things like bonuses, PPV points and sponsorship money.
Anderson Silva: $800,000 (includes $200,000 win bonus)
Nick Diaz: $500,000
Tyron Woodley: $139,000 (includes $65,000 win bonus)
Kelvin Gastelum: $21,000
Al Iaquinta: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
Joe Lauzon: $36,000
Thales Leites: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)
Tim Boetsch: $52,000
Thiago Alves: $84,000 (includes $42,000 win bonus)
Jordan Mein: $22,000
Miesha Tate: $76,000 (includes $38,000 win bonus)
Sara McMann: $25,000
Derek Brunson: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
Ed Herman: $47,000
John Lineker: $42,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus)
Ian McCall: $14,700
Rafael Natal: $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus)
Tom Watson: $22,300
Ildemar Alcantara: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus)
Richardson Moreira: $8,000
Thiago Santos: $26,000 (includes $13,000 win bonus)
Andy Enz: $8,000