MMAmania.com (www.mmamania.com) has received the fighter payouts for UFC Fight Night 14: "Silva vs. Irvin" from the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) for the Spike TV event held on July 19 from "The Pearl" at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
And UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva was rewarded handsomely for his "favor" to move up to light heavyweight, earning a guaranteed $200,000. Brandon Vera – the other Octagon veteran who made his 205-pound debut – matched the "Spider’s" purse for his unanimous decision win over Reese Andy.
There aren’t many salary surprises on other than that – it all seems to look somewhat normal. Of course, there are several newcomers who earned the minimum for their participation on the card, which was put together on short notice to counter the Affliction: "Banned" pay-per-view (PPV) that same night.
Here are all the UFC Fight Night 14 payouts:
Anderson Silva — $200,000
James Irvin — $20,000
Silva defeated Irvin via technical knockout (strikes) in round one
Brandon Vera — $200,000 ($100,000 to show, $100,000 to win)
Reese Andy — $15,000
Vera defeated Andy via unanimous decision
Frank Edgar — $26,000 ($13,000 to show, $13,000 to win)
Hermes Franca — $17,000
Edgar defeated Franca via unanimous decision
Cain Velasquez — $14,000 ($7,000 to show, $7,000 to win)
Jake O’Brien — $11,000
Velasquez defeated O’Brien via technical knockout (strikes) in round one
Kevin Burns — $10,000 ($5,000 to show, $5,000 to win)
Anthony Johnson — $9,000
Burns defeated Johnson via technical knockout in round three
CB Dollaway — $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Jesse Taylor — $8,000
Dollaway defeated Taylor via submission (choke) in round one
Tim Credeur — $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Cale Yarbrough — $8,000
Credeur defeated Yarbrough via technical knockout in round one
Rory Markham — $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 to win)
Brodie Farber — $3,000
Markham defeated Farber via knockout (head kick) in round one
Nate Loughran — $8,000 ($4,000 to show, $4,000 to win)
Johnny Rees — $4,000
Loughran defeated Rees via submission (triangle choke) in round one
Brad Blackburn — $10,000 ($5,000 to show, $5,000 to win)
James Giboo — $3,000
Blackburn defeated Giboo via technical knockout (strikes) in round two
Shannon Gugerty — $6,000 ($3,000 to show, $3,000 to win)
Dale Hartt — $3,000
Gugerty defeated Hartt via submission (rear naked choke) in round one
Keep in mind the salaries listed above do not include fight bonuses, sponsorships, percentages and other unofficial payments. It also does not include deductions for expenses such as insurance, taxes, etc.
For example, the UFC often hands out extra cash for "Fight of the Night," "Knockout of the Night" and "Submission of the Night." To check out these figures for UFC Fight Night 14 go here.
The total base fighter payroll for UFC Fight Night 14 was $623,000.