UFC Fight Night 14 salaries: Silva and Vera net $200,000 each
UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva earned $200,000 for his first-round TKO victory over James Irvin in the light-heavyweight, non-title main event of this past Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 14 event. Co-main event winner Brandon Vera netted the same for his victory over UFC newcomer Reese Andy.
The event took place at The Palms Las Vegas and aired live on Spike TV.
Total disclosed payroll for the event was $623,000.
The full results included:
Anderson Silva: $200,000 (no win bonus issued)
def. James Irvin: $20,000
Brandon Vera: $200,000 (includes $100,000 win bonus)
def. Reese Andy $15,000
Frankie Edgar: $26,000 ($13,000 win bonus)
def. Hermes Franca : $17,000
Cain Velasquez: $14,000 ($7,000 win bonus)
defeats Jake O’Brien: $11,000
Kevin Burns: $10,000 ($5,000 win bonus)
def. Anthony Johnson: $9,000
CB Dollaway: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus)
defeats Jesse Taylor: $8,000
Tim Credeur: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus)
def. Cale Yarbrough: $8,000
Rory Markham: $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus)
defeats Brodie Farber: $3,00O
Nate Loughran: $8,000 ($4,000 win bonus)
defeats Johnny Rees: $4,000
Brad Blackburn: $10,000 ($5000 win bonus)
defeats James Gaboo: $3,000
Shannon Gugerty: $6,000 ($3,000 win bonus)
defeats Dale Hartt: $3,000
Now, the usual disclaimer: the figures do not include deductions for items such as insurance, licenses and taxes. Additionally, the figures do not include money paid by sponsors, which can oftentimes be a substantial portion of a fighter’s income. They also do not include any other “locker-room” or special bonuses the UFC oftentimes pays. In other words, these are simply base salaries reported to the commission and do not reflect entire compensation packages for the event.