Matt Brown put on the most impressive performance of his career after having to come back from an early strike by Erick Silva to knock his opponent out. His victory at UFC Fight Night 40 at the U.S. Bank in Cincinnati propels him into the thick of the talk for the UFC welterweight championship.
Brown also easily topped the night’s payroll, taking home a disclosed $82,000 payday, plus an added $100,000 for Fight of the Night and Performance of the Night bonuses. The bonuses are in addition to and do not count as part of his disclosed pay.
The Ohio Athletic Commission on Monday revealed the UFC Fight Night 40 fighter salaries to MMAWeekly.com. The event took place on Saturday, May 10.
Matt Brown: $82,000 (includes $41,000 win bonus)
def. Erick Silva: $22,000
Costas Philippou: $46,000 (includes $23,000 win bonus)
def. Lorenz Larkin: $28,000
Daron Cruickshank: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Erik Koch: $18,000
Neil Magney: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Tim Means: $10,000
Soa Palelei: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus)
def. Ruan Potts: $10,000
Chris Cariaso: $42,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus)
def. Louis Smolka: $10,000
Ed Herman: $80,000 (includes $40,000 win bonus)
def. Rafael Natal: $26,000
Kyoji Horiguchi: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Darrell Montague: $8,000
Zak Cummings: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Yan Cabral: $10,000
Johnny Eduardo: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Eddie Wineland: $21,000
Nik Lentz: $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus)
def. Manny Gamburyan: $25,000
Justin Salas: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Ben Wall: $8,000
Albert Tumenov: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Anthony Lapsley: $8,000
UFC Fight Night 40 Disclosed Fighter Payroll: $680,000
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