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UFC 162 payouts and salaries: Anderson Silva is rich, but Chris Weidman has all the gold

UFC 162 is in the books and payouts and salaries are in the checkbooks. Here's a complete list of last Saturday night's earnings for all the fighters competing at the "Silva vs. Weidman" pay-per-view (PPV) event in Las Vegas.


UFC 162 fighter payouts and salaries for those who competed at the "Silva vs. Weidman" pay-per-view (PPV) event this past Saturday night (July 6, 2013) from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas were released to earlier today by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).

And the night's top earners probably won't surprise you following last weekend's sneak peek (see it here).

As expected, former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva was the highest paid employee -- hence the term "Anderson Silva money" -- and now has 600,000 reasons to feel better about coughing up his 185-pound title to division wunderkind Chris Weidman ($24,000).

Lil' Frankie Edgar didn't do too bad himself.

"The Answer" took second place with $240,000, and like "The Spider" before him, dwarfed his opponent's earnings. Charlie Oliveira claimed just $21,000 in defeat. And how about that Tim Kennedy payday? Might be hard to sympathize with his garbage man story after seeing those numbers.

Here are the complete UFC 162 payouts and salaries:

Chris Weidman: $48,000 ($24,000 to show, $24,000 to win)
Anderson Silva: $600,000
Weidman def. Silva via knockout

Frankie Edgar: $240,000 ($120,000 to show, $120,000 to win)
Charles Oliveira: $21,000
Edgar def. Oliveira via unanimous decision

Tim Kennedy: $90,000 ($60,000 to show, $30,000 to win)
Roger Gracie: $50,000
Kennedy def. Gracie via unanimous decision

Mark Munoz: $84,000 ($42,000 to show, $42,000 to win)
Tim Boetsch: $37,000
Munoz def. Boetsch via unanimous decision

Cub Swanson: $58,000 ($29,000 to show, $29,000 to win)
Dennis Siver: $33,000
Swanson def. Siver via technical knockout

Andrew Craig: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 to win)
Chris Leben: $51,000
Craig def. Leben via split decision

Norman Parke: $30,000 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 to win)
Kazuki Tokudome: $8,000
Parke def. Tokudome via unanimous decision

Gabriel Gonzaga: $58,000 ($29,000 to show, $29,000 to win)
Dave Herman: $23,000
Gonzaga def. Herman via knockout

Edson Barboza: $46,000 ($23,000 to show, $23,000 to win)
Rafaello Oliveira: $14,000
Barboza def. Oliveira via technical knockout

Brian Melancon: $16,000 ($16,000 to show, $16,000 to win)
Seth Baczynski: $16,000
Melancon def. Baczynski via knockout

Mike Pierce: $56,000 ($28,000 to show, $28,000 to win)
David Mitchell: $10,000
Pierce def. Mitchell via technical knockout

The total disclosed payroll for UFC 162: "Silva vs. Weidman" was $1,613,000.

Keep in mind the salaries listed above do not include fight bonuses, sponsorships, percentages and other unofficial payments such as PPV bonuses, among others. 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 162 click here.

For complete UFC 162 results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here.

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