Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will be writing a few checks now that UFC Fight Night 40 is in the books, as it's time to pay those fighters who competed at the "Brown vs. Silva" mixed martial arts (MMA) event last Saturday night (May 10, 2014) in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Some handsomely, others ... well, they got paid.
Leading the list of payouts in "Immortal" welterweight Matt Brown, who scored $82,000 for beating the brakes off Erick Silva ($22,000). That's just a smidgen higher than fellow Ultimate Fighter (TUF) guy Ed Herman, who cashes an $80,000 check for outpointing Rafael Natal
That's not all.
Here are the full UFC Fight Night 40 payouts and salaries from Ohio Athletic Commission (via MMA Junkie):
Matt Brown: $82,000 ($41,000 to show, $41,000 to win)
Erik Silva: $22,000
Brown def. Silva via technical knockout
Constantinos Philippou: $46,000 ($23,000 to show, $23,000 to win)
Lorenz Larkin: $28,000
Philippou def. Larkin via knockout
Daron Cruickshank: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 to win)
Erik Koch: $18,000
Cruickshank def. Koch via technical knockout
Neil Magny: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Tim Means: $10,000
Magny def. Means via unanimous decision
Soa Palelei: $32,000 ($16,000 to show, $16,000 to win)
Ruan Potts: $10,000
Palelei def. Potts via knockout
Chris Cariaso: $42,000 ($21,000 to show, $21,000 to win)
Louis Smolka: $10,000
Cariaso df. Smolka via split decision
Ed Herman: $80,000 ($40,000 to show, $40,000 to win)
Rafael Natal: $26,000
Herman def. Natal via unanimous decision
Kyoji Horigughi: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Darrell Montague: $8,000
Horiguchi def. Montague via unanimous decision
Zak Cummings: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Yan Cabral: $10,000
Cummings def. Cabral via unanimous decision
Johnny Eduardo: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Eddie Wineland: $21,000
Eduardo def. Wineland via knockout
Nik Lentz: $58,000 ($29,000 to show, $29,000 to win)
Manny Gamburyan: $25,000
Lentz def. Gamburyan via unanimous decision
Justin Salas: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 to win)
Ben Wall: $8,000
Salas def. Wall via knockout
Albert Tumenov: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Anthony Lapsley: $8,000
Tumenov def. Lapsley via knockout
The total disclosed payroll for UFC Fight Night 40 was $680,000.
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 promotion often hands out extra cash for "Fight of the Night" and "Performance of the Night" bonuses. To check out these figures for "Brown vs. Silva" click here.
For complete UFC Fight Night 40 results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here.