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UFC 125 Fighter Salaries: Thiago Silva, Frankie Edgar Top Payroll

Thiago SilvaUFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and main card winner Thiago Silva topped the $872,000 payroll for Saturday’s UFC 125 event in Las Vegas.

Edgar earned $102,000 for his draw against challenger Gray Maynard ($52,000) in the UFC 125 headliner, while Silva scored $110,000 for his victory over Brandon Vera ($60,000).

The official UFC 125 fight salaries were:

  • Frankie Edgar: $102,000 (includes $51,000 win bonus) vs. Gray Maynard $52,000 ($26,000 win bonus)*
  • Brian Stann: $42,000 ($21,000 win bonus) def. Chris Leben: $46,000
  • Thiago Silva: $110,000 ($55,000 win bonus) def. Brandon Vera: $60,000
  • Dong Hyun Kim: $70,000 ($35,000 win bonus) def. Nate Diaz: $33,000
  • Clay Guida: $62,000 ($31,000 win bonus) def. Takanori Gomi: $50,000
  • Jeremy Stephens: $36,000 ($18,000 win bonus) def. Marcus Davis: $31,000
  • Dustin Poirier: $8,000 ($4,000 win bonus) def. Josh Grispi: $15,000
  • Brad Tavares: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. Phil Baroni: $25,000
  • Diego Nunes: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus) def. Mike Brown: $23,000
  • Daniel Roberts: $24,000 ($12,000 win bonus) def. Greg Soto: $8,000
  • Jacob Volkmann: $24,000 ($12,000 win bonus) def. Antonio McKee: $15,000

* Edgar and Maynard were both paid their win bonuses despite fighting to a draw

In addition to the salaries listed above, which are what the UFC is required to disclose to the athletic commission and not representative of a fighter’s total earnings, Edgar, Maynard, Guida, and Stephens each earned $60,000 bonuses.

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Pictured: Thiago Silva

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