UFC 162 Fighter Salaries: Despite Loss, Anderson Silva Still Tops Payroll at $600,000


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Anderson Silva UFC 126The Nevada State Athletic Commission on Monday released the UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman fighter salaries to MMAWeekly.com.

Chris Weidman upset Anderson Silva at UFC 162, putting an end to the longest UFC middleweight championship reign in the promotion’s history, and defeating the man widely considered the greatest fighter of all time.

UFC 162 took place Saturday, July 6, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

The following figures are based on the fighter salary information that promoters are required by law to submit to the state athletic commissions, including the winners’ bonuses.

Although mixed martial arts fighters do not have collective bargaining or a union, the fighters’ salaries are still public record, just as with every other major sport in the United States. Any undisclosed bonuses that a promoter also pays its fighters, but does not disclose to the athletic commissions (specifically, pay-per-view bonuses, fight of the night bonuses, etc.), are not included in the figures below.

UFC 162 Fighter Salaries

Chris Weidman: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)
def. Anderson Silva: $600,000
*Silva’s win bonus would have been $200,000

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

UFC 162 Disclosed Fighter Payroll: $1,613,000

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