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.
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