by Ken Pishna – MMAWeekly.com
The Nevada State Athletic Commission on Monday released the fighter salary information for UFC Fight Night “Silva vs. Irvin,” featuring Anderson Silva vs. James Irvin, which took place on Saturday, July 19, at the Palms in Las Vegas.
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.
Although mixed martial arts fighters do not have collective bargaining or a union, the fighters’ salaries are still public record, just as with every other major sport in the United States. Any undisclosed bonuses that a promoter also pays its fighters, but does not disclose to the athletic commissions (specifically, pay-per-view bonuses, fight of the night bonuses, etc.), are not included in the figures below.
In the listings below, “Main Event Fighters” are defined as fighters who compete in the main event of a show. “Main Card Fighters” are defined as fighters whose fights appear on the main card, but not in the main event. “Preliminary Card Fighters” are defined as fighters whose matches take place before the live broadcast goes on the air, regardless of whether or not those matches end up airing on the TV or Internet broadcast.
MAIN EVENT FIGHTERS
– Anderson Silva ($200,000/no win bonus) def. James Irvin ($20,000)
MAIN CARD FIGHTERS
– Brandon Vera ($200,000/win bonus was $100,000) def. Reese Andy ($15,000)
– Frankie Edgar ($26,000/win bonus was $13,000) def. Hermes Franca ($17,000)
– Cain Velasquez ($14,000/win bonus was $7,000) def. Jake O’Brien ($11,000)
– Kevin Burns ($10,000/win bonus was $5,000) def. Anthony Johnson ($9,000)
– C.B. Dollaway ($20,000/win bonus was $10,000) def. Jesse Taylor ($8,000)
PRELIMINARY CARD FIGHTERS
– Tim Credeur ($16,000/win bonus was $8,000) def. Cale Yarbrough ($8,000)
– Rory Markham ($12,000/win bonus was $6,000) def. Brodie Farber ($3,000)
– Nate Loughran ($8,000/win bonus was $4,000) def. Johnny Rees ($4,000)
– Brad Blackburn ($10,000/win bonus was $5,000) def. James Gaboo ($3,000)
– Shannon Gugerty ($6,000/win bonus was $3,000) def. Dale Hartt ($3,000)
UFC FIGHT NIGHT 14 DISCLOSED FIGHTER PAYROLL: $623,000
UFC FIGHT NIGHT 14 AWARD BONUSES
(as disclosed by UFC officials)
Each fighter received a $25,000 bonus for the following awards.
Fight of the Night:
– Frankie Edgar and Hermes Franca
Knockout of the Night:
– Rory Markham
Submission of the Night:
– C.B. Dollaway