Friday, December 3, 2021

UFC 183 Fighter Salaries: Silva, Diaz Earn Six-Figure Paydays

Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz both earned six-figure paydays for their UFC 183 main event fight this past Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) released the reported fighter salaries for the event, which aired live on UFC Fight Pass, FOX Sports 1 and pay-per-view.

Below are the reported salaries for the fighters who competed at the event, which do not include the many unreported bonuses, sponsorship money and other figures.

UFC 183 Pay-Per-View Fights

– Anderson Silva ($600,000 + $200,000 = $800,000) def. Nick Diaz ($500,000)
Tyron Woodley ($65,000 + $65,000 + $9,000* = $139,000) def. Kelvin Gastelum ($30,000 – $9,000* = $21,000)
– Al Iaquinta ($18,000 + $18,000 = $36,000) def. Joe Lauzon ($36,000)
– Thales Leites ($24,000 + $24,000 = $48,000) def. Tim Boetsch ($52,000)
– Thiago Alves ($42,000 + $42,000 = $84,000) def. Jordan Mein ($22,000)

UFC 183 Preliminary Fights (FOX Sports 1)

Miesha Tate ($38,000 + $38,000 = $76,000) def. Sara McMann ($25,000)
Derek Brunson ($25,000 + $25,000 = $50,000) def. Ed Herman ($47,000)
– John Lineker ($21,000 + $21,000 – *$6,300 = $35,700) def. Ian McCall ($16,000 + *$6,300 = $22,300)
– Rafael Natal ($29,000 + $29,000 = $58,000) def. Tom Watson ($16,000)

UFC 183 Preliminary Fights (UFC Fight Pass)

– Jimy Hettes ($16,000**) vs. Diego Brandao ($24,000**) cancelled
– Ildemar Alcantara ($16,000 + $16,000 = $32,000) def. Richardson Moreira ($8,000)
– Thiago Santos ($13,000 + $13,000 = $26,000) def. Andy Enz ($8,000)

* Gastelum and Lineker were forced to forfeit 30-percent of their purses for missing weight.

** Hettes and Brandao received their “show purposes” despite the fight being cancelled due a medical emergency.

For complete UFC 183 results, click here.

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