UFC 168: Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman Lead Way in Salaries
By FCF Staff
The Nevada State Athletic commission has released the payroll figures for Saturday’s UFC 168 card in Las Vegas, and not surprisingly, Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman led the way.
The former middleweight champ Silva earned $600,000, according to the NSAC figures, while champion Chris Weidman took hom $400,000 (including $200K win bonus).
Weidman won the highly anticipated rematch by TKO, after Silva severely broke his leg in the second round.
Former heavyweight champ Josh Barnett was the card’s third highest earner, as he collected $170,000 for his knockout loss to Travis Browne. The latter made $56K.
Here are the salary numbers that were disclosed to the NSAC by the UFC. They do not include any pay-per-view dividends, discretionary bonuses or sponsorship money a fighter earned.
The December 28th event was hosted by the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Chris Weidman: $400,000 (includes $200,000 win bonus)
def. Anderson Silva: $600,000
Ronda Rousey: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)
def. Miesha Tate: $28,000
Travis Browne: $56,000 (includes $28,000 win bonus)
def. Josh Barnett: $170,000
Jim Miller: $92,000 (includes $46,000 win bonus)
def. Fabricio Camoes: $8,000
Dustin Poirier: $46,000 (includes $23,000 win bonus)
def. Diego Brandao: $20,000*
Uriah Hall: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Chris Leben: $51,000
Michael Johnson: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
def. Gleison Tibau: $39,000
Dennis Siver: $66,000 (includes $33,000 win bonus)
def. Manny Gamburyan: $25,000
John Howard: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus)
def. Siyar Bahadurzada: $17,000
William Macario: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Bobby Voelker: $12,000
Robert Peralta: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Estevan Payan: $10,000
*not including 25% fine Brandao incurred as a result of missing weight