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