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

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