UFC 162 Payroll: Anderson Silva, Frankie Edgar and Tim Kennedy Lead Way
By FCF Staff
The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the payroll figures for Saturday’s UFC 162 card in Las Vegas, and as reported previously, Anderson Silva led the way.
The former middleweight champ collected $600,000 for his main event tilt with Chris Weidman, who earned $48,000 for his shocking, KO win over Silva.
The card’s second highest earner was predictably former lightweight champ Frankie Edgar, who picked up $240,000 for his unanimous decision win over Charles Olveira. The latter earned 21K for the loss.
Tim Kennedy, who recently was the subject of a headline grabbing story when he criticized fighter compensation, earned 90 grand for his decision win over Roger Gracie. The renowned grappler took home $50,000.
Here are the payroll figures that were disclosed to the NSAC by the UFC, which do not include any performance or pay-per-view bonuses a fighter may have collected.
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