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- SILVA AND HUGHES TOP UFC 117 PAYROLL

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by MMAWeekly.com Staff
The California State Athletic Commission released the UFC 117: Silva vs. Sonnen fighter salary information on Monday. The main event featured UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva defending his title from Chael Sonnen. The event took place on Saturday, Aug. 7, at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif.

The following figures are based on the fighter salary information that promoters are required by law to submit to the state athletic commissions, including the winners’ bonuses. Any undisclosed bonuses that a promoter also pays its fighters, but does not disclose to the athletic commissions (such as pay-per-view bonuses), are not included in the figures below.

MAIN CARD FIGHTERS:

-Anderson Silva: $200,000 (no win bonus) def. Chael Sonnen: $35,000

-Jon Fitch: $108,000 (includes $54,000 win bonus) def. Thiago Alves: $60,000

-Clay Guida: $56,000 (includes $28,000 win bonus) def. Rafael dos Anjos: $12,000

-Matt Hughes: $200,000 (includes $100,000 win bonus) def. Ricardo Almeida: $35,000

-Junior Dos Santos: $80,000 (includes $40,000 win bonus) def. Roy Nelson: $15,000

PRELIMINARY CARD (NON-TELEVISED) FIGHTERS:

-Rick Story: $22,000 (includes $11,000 win bonus) def. Dustin Hazelett: $18,000

-Phil Davis: $18,000 (includes $9,000 win bonus) def. Rodney Wallace: $6,000

-Johny Hendricks: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus) def. Charlie Brenneman: $8,000

-Tim Boetsch: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus) def. Todd Brown: $6,000

-Stefan Struve: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus) def. Christian Morecraft: $6,000

-Dennis Hallman: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus) def. Ben Saunders: $12,000

UFC 117 DISCLOSED FIGHTER PAYROLL: $1,029,000

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