Silva Takes Home $600k/$200k, Weidman $24k/$24k For UFC 162

The Nevada State Athletic Commission have today released some of the salaries ahead of tonight’s UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman event in Las Vegas, Nevada with Anderson Silva pocketing huge amounts of money while number one contender, Chris Weidman struggles along on his original contract.

Coming from sources:
“Top-five pay-per-view draw and middleweight champ Anderson Silva (33-4 MMA, 16-0 UFC), who recently inked a new 10-fight contract with the UFC, will bank a guaranteed $600,000 for fighting challenger Chris Weidman (9-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC), according to figures from the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

Silva, 38, stands to earn an additional $200,000 by defending his title an 11th time, which would add to his UFC record. The 29-year-old Weidman, meanwhile, is guaranteed $24,000 and an additional $24,000 if he makes history by taking the belt.”

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