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UFC 168 Salaries: Weidman and Silva Earn $1 Million Together, Barnett Second Highest Payday

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The UFC 168 salaries have been announced, with headliners Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva taking home the night’s biggest paydays.

Silva may have lost the fight, breaking his leg in the second round, but he was the event’s highest earner. Silva earned a base pay of $600,000. His opponent, Chris Weidman, earned a total of $400,000, including a $200,000 win bonus, which Silva would have received had he won.

Former champ Josh Barnett had the second highest base salary, taking home a flat $170,000 with no win bonus opportunity. His opponent, Travis Browne, won less than half that, $56,000, including a $28,000 win bonus.

In the co-main event, women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey defeated Miesha Tate to earn $100,000, including a $50,000 win bonus. This does not include her $150,000 in the “Of the Night” bonuses though.

Tate meanwhile earned just $28,000 for her efforts.

Here is the full list of payouts, not including any deductions such as insurance and taxes, or post-fight bonuses (via MMAJunkie):

Champ Chris Weidman: $400,000 (includes $200,000 win bonus)
def. Anderson Silva: $600,000

Champ Ronda Rousey: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)
def. Miesha Tate: $28,000

Travis Browne: $56,000 (includes $28,000 win bonus)
def. Josh Barnett: $170,000

Jim Miller: $92,000 (includes $46,000 win bonus)
def. Fabricio Camoes: $8,000

Dustin Poirier: $46,000 (includes $23,000 win bonus)
def. Diego Brandao: $20,000

Uriah Hall: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Chris Leben: $51,000

Michael Johnson: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
def. Gleison Tibau: $39,000

Dennis Siver: $66,000 (includes $33,000 win bonus)
def. Manny Gamburyan: $25,000

John Howard: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus)
def. Siyar Bahadurzada: $17,000

William Macario: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Bobby Voelker: $12,000

Robert Peralta: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Estevan Payan: $10,000

  • WalnutCreekScott

    Chris Leben didn’t get paid enough.

    • Sadly, the same can be said for many fighters :/

      • WalnutCreekScott

        It’s kind of crazy how little the bottom-tier of fighters make. They make less than other bottom-tier fighters of regional organizations. I guess when you are the top promotion, you can pay what you want, or not pay in this case.