UFC 183 Salaries: Anderson Silva ($800K), Nick Diaz ($500K) Top Payroll

By Sherdog.com Staff Feb 2, 2015
Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com

Returning former middleweight champion Anderson Silva took home a disclosed $800,000 paycheck for his victory in the main event of UFC 183.

Silva earned a five-round unanimous decision over Nick Diaz on Saturday at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Diaz pocketed $500,000 in defeat, according to figures released to Sherdog.com on Monday by the Nevada Athletic Commission.

Co-main event winner Tyron Woodley banked $139,000 for his three-round decision over Kelvin Gastelum ($21,000). Woodley’s total included a $9,000 fine taken from the purse of Gastelum, who weighed in at 180 pounds for the 170-pound affair.

Other top earners on the card included welterweight Thiago Alves ($84,000), women’s bantamweight Miesha Tate ($76,000) and middleweight Rafael Natal ($58,000).

Note: The disclosed purses reported by state athletic commissions do not include any performance-based or discretionary bonuses that may be awarded to a fighter by the promotion. Additionally, the reported figures do not reflect any deductions made by the commission for taxes, insurance, etc., and do not include any sponsorship money that a fighter may acquire for their performance.

UFC 183 Salaries

Anderson Silva: $800,000 (includes $200,000 win bonus) Nick Diaz: $500,000

Tyron Woodley: $139,000 (includes $65,000 win bonus)
Kelvin Gastelum: $21,000

Al Iaquinta: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
Joe Lauzon: $36,000

Thales Leites: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)
Tim Boetsch: $52,000

Thiago Alves: $84,000 (includes $42,000 win bonus)
Jordan Mein: $22,000

Miesha Tate: $76,000 (includes $38,000 win bonus)
Sara McMann: $25,000

Derek Brunson: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
Ed Herman: $47,000

John Lineker: $42,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus)
Ian McCall: $14,700

Rafael Natal: $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus)
Tom Watson: $22,300

Ildemar Alcantara: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus)
Richardson Moreira: $8,000

Thiago Santos: $26,000 (includes $13,000 win bonus)
Andy Enz: $8,000


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