Victorious headline star Matt Brown was the top earner at UFC Fight Night 40 on Saturday night, taking home a basic salary of $82,000.

Close behind was UFC veteran Ed Herman who earned $80,000 for his win on the preliminary card.

Also on the undercard, Nick Lentz trousered $58,000, while co-main event fighter Costas Philippou banked $46,000.

See all the salaries from UFC Fight Night 40 below and don’t forget this is just the basic salary for each fighter and doesn’t include things like post-fight bonuses and sponsorship money.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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