There may have been a changing of the guard at UFC 162 this past Saturday, but Chris Weidman still has a ways to go before he can match Anderson Silva’s bank account.

According to salary figures released by the Nevada Athletic Commission on Monday, Weidman earned $48,000 for his knockout victory over Silva at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, while “The Spider” took home $600,000 in suffering the first loss of his 17-bout UFC tenure. After a competitive first round, the Serra-Longo Fight Team member took advantage of Silva’s clowning antics in the second frame, dropping the Brazilian with a left hook and finishing the fight with follow-up punches 1:18 into the period.

Elsewhere, former lightweight king Frankie Edgar garnered $240,000 for his unanimous decision triumph over Charles Oliveira ($21,000) in the evening’s co-main event. Other top earners included Strikeforce import Tim Kennedy ($90,000), who outpointed decorated jiu-jitsu practitioner Roger Gracie ($50,000), and Mark Munoz ($84,000), who utilized ferocious ground-and-pound to capture a unanimous verdict against Tim Boetsch ($37,000).

Note: The disclosed purses reported by state athletic commissions do not include any performance-based or discretionary bonuses that may be awarded to a fighter by the promotion. Additionally, the reported figures do not reflect any deductions made by the commission for taxes, insurance, etc., and do not include any sponsorship money that a fighter may acquire for their performance.

UFC 162 Salaries:

Chris Weidman: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)
def. Anderson Silva: $600,000

Frankie Edgar: $240,000 (includes $120,000 win bonus)
Charles Oliveira: $21,000

Tim Kennedy: $90,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
Roger Gracie: $50,000

Mark Munoz: $84,000 (includes $42,000 win bonus)
Tim Boetsch: $37,000

Cub Swanson: $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus)
Dennis Siver: $33,000

Andrew Craig: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
Chris Leben: $51,000

Norman Parke: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
Kazuki Tokudome: $8,000

Gabriel Gonzaga: $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus)
Dave Herman: $23,000

Edson Barboza: $46,000 (includes $23,000 win bonus)
Rafaello Oliveira: $14,000

Brian Melancon: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Seth Baczynski: $16,000

Mike Pierce: $56,000 (includes $28,000 win bonus)
David Mitchell: $10,000

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Anderson Silva Calls for Michael Bisping Rematch, Suggests Manchester UFC Fight

  • 29 days ago
  • 119 views

Legendary fighter Anderson Silva thinks UFC Middleweight champion Michael Bisping is “afraid” to face him in a rematch. The Brazilian lost to Bisping narrowly in London earlier this year in a pulsati read news >>

Daniel Cormier vs Anderson Silva Announced for UFC 200: Latest Details, Reaction

  • 19 days ago
  • 2704 views

Anderson Silva will replace Jon Jones at UFC 200 on Saturday and fight Daniel Cormier in a non-title bout. Brazil's Globo reported the news Thursday (via FloSports' Jeremy Botter). TMZ confirmed the read news >>

Daniel Cormier Will Fight Anderson Silva at UFC 200; Tate vs. Nunes to Headline

  • 19 days ago
  • 192 views

Daniel Cormier will remain on the UFC 200 fight card to fight Anderson Silva. The card has been shuffled, moving Miesha Tate vs. Amanda Nunes to headlining status. read news >>

Watch the UFC Fight Night 90 Post-Fight Presser, Including Anderson Silva!

  • 19 days ago
  • 17 views

Watch as surprise guest Anderson Silva, and then several of the key UFC Fight Night 90 fighters, field questions from the media. read news >>

VIDEO: UFC Fight Night 90 Post-Fight Press Conference with Special Guest Anderson Silva

  • 19 days ago
  • 22 views

Watch as Anderson Silva crashes the party, and then several of the key UFC Fight Night 90 fighters, field questions from the media at the post-fight press conference. read news >>

VIDEO: Anderson Silva and Dana White Explain Making the Fight with Daniel Cormier

  • 19 days ago
  • 23 views

UFC president Dana White and Anderson Silva talk about how it came about that Silva is stepping in to fight Daniel Cormier at UFC 200. read news >>

Anderson Silva steps up to fight Daniel Cormier at UFC 200

  • 19 days ago
  • 60 views

After a earth-shattering last 24 hours, Daniel Cormier found an opponent for UFC 200: UFC legend Anderson "The Spider" Silva. Here's how it all came together and what Silva said about his fight. read news >>

Anderson Silva a Betting Underdog Against Daniel Cormier at UFC 200

  • 18 days ago
  • 23 views

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is a betting underdog going into his UFC 200 fight against Daniel Cormier. read news >>

Cormier vs. Silva: Weigh-In Info, Top Comments Before UFC 200

  • 18 days ago
  • 499 views

After the initial furore over Anderson Silva stepping in to face Daniel Cormier at UFC 200 following Jon Jones' removal from the card, it was time for the pair to weigh in ahead of their clash on Sat read news >>

UFC 200 Results: Daniel Cormier Grabs Unanimous Decision Over Anderson Silva

  • 17 days ago
  • 38 views

UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier went the distance with Anderson Silva on Saturday, picking up a unanimous decision on the UFC 200 main card at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. read news >>