The California State Athletic Commission has just released the official salaries for all of the contestants that participated in “UFC 117: Silva vs. Sonnen” on August 7th in Oakland.
Middleweight king Anderson Silva pulled off a miraculous come-from-behind submission victory over challenger Chael Sonnen in the card’s featured attraction. Despite getting dominated for the majority of their highly anticipated showdown, “The Spider” had his prayers answered with only 110 ticks remaining in the fifth round to notch his seventh consecutive title defense.
Here are the fighters paydays (Courtesy of MMAJunkie.com):
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 ($28,000 win bonus) def. Rafael dos Anjos: $12,000
Matt Hughes: $200,000 ($100,000 win bonus) def. Ricardo Almeida: $35,000
Junior Dos Santos: $80,000 ($40,000 win bonus) def. Roy Nelson: $15,000
Rick Story: $22,000 ($11,000 win bonus) def. Dustin Hazelett: $18,000
Phil Davis: $18,000 ($9,000 win bonus) def. Rodney Wallace: $6,000
Johny Hendricks: $40,000 ($20,000 win bonus) def. Charlie Brenneman: $8000
Tim Boetsch: $32,000 ($16,000 win bonus) def. Todd Brown: $6,000
Stefan Struve: $30,000 ($15,000 win bonus) def. Christian Morecraft: $6,000
Dennis Hallman: $30,000 ($15,000 win bonus) def. Ben Saunders: $12,000