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

UFC 205 Primer: Chris Weidman vs. Yoel Romero, a Head-to-Toe Breakdown

  • 28 days ago
  • 9 views

Before UFC 205 on Nov. 12 concludes with its trio of title fights, middleweights Chris Weidman and Yoel Romero will square off for a middleweight matchup rife with championship implications. Weidman, read news >>

Go Inside the Octagon with Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Karolina Kowalkiewicz (video) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 26 days ago
  • 7 views

Strawweights Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz and middleweights Chris Weidman vs. Yoel Romero get the Inside The Octagon treatment ahead of UFC 205. read news >>

Anderson Silva? Nick Diaz? Tim Kennedy is Looking for a Fight | MMAWeekly.com

  • 26 days ago
  • 16 views

Not willing to give up on fighting at UFC 205, Tim Kennedy took aim at some heavy hitters to step in for original opponent Rashad Evans. read news >>

UFC Unfiltered: Eddie Alvarez and Chris Weidman

  • 27 days ago
  • 0 views

Lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez calls in after training to discuss his first title defense against Conor McGregor at UFC 205. Later, former UFC Middleweight champ Chris Weidman calls in to talk ab read news >>

Live from New York UFC 205 blog: NY native Chris Weidman ready for Romero challenge

  • 26 days ago
  • 6 views

As Chris Weidman checked in for his UFC 205 bout against Yoel Romero, he’s already seen it all from the media celebrating the Long Islander’s first bout in New York. All except queries about his oppo read news >>

UFC 205's Chris Weidman on Yoel Romero: 'I want to make him pay' for failed drug test

  • 24 days ago
  • 22 views

NEW YORK – Chris Weidman has been a career-long advocate of punishing steroid and banned substance users to the harshest degree no matter the circumstances around a test failure. He doesn’t feel any read news >>

Champ Michael Bisping shuts down Chris Weidman's title-shot claim: 'I make the (expletive) decisions'

  • 22 days ago
  • 27 views

NEW YORK – Champion Michael Bisping isn’t buying Chris Weidman’s recent claims that he’s been guaranteed the next UFC middleweight title shot with a victory over Yoel Romero tonight at UFC 205.Filed read news >>

Twitter reacts to Yoel Romero's crowd-silencing TKO of New York's Chris Weidman at UFC 205

  • 22 days ago
  • 65 views

Yoel Romero turned Chris Weidman’s dream of fighting in his home state into a nightmare when he defeated the former UFC champion on Saturday’s UFC 205 main card at Madison Square Garden in New York C read news >>

UFC 205 results: Yoel Romero unleashes vicious knee on Chris Weidman for bloody TKO

  • 22 days ago
  • 304 views

NEW YORK – Heading into the final round, Yoel Romero’s corner told him that he likely needed a finish against Chris Weidman. Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

Yoel Romero Finishes Chris Weidman to Earn Title Shot (UFC 205 Results) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 22 days ago
  • 46 views

Former middleweight champion Chris Weidman made his first Octagon appearance since losing the belt to Luke Rockhold last December on Saturday against Yoel Romero. read news >>