Silva, Hughes Top UFC 117 Payroll

Anderson Silva’s fifth round submission victory over Chael Sonnen in the main event of UFC 117 earned the middleweight champion some walking around money.

According to the California State Athletic Commission, Silva netted $200,000 for his efforts earlier this month. Matt Hughes and Jon Fitch each earned a nice paycheck as well, bringing in $200,000 and $108,000, respectively.

No other fighter brought in six-figures for their efforts in Oakland.

Main event loser Chael Sonnen’s payday was quite a bit weaker after the submission loss in a fight he was clearly winning. The middleweight top contender brought in $35,000, while co-main event loser Thiago Alves earned $60,000, and Roy Nelson took home $15,000 for a 15 minute beating at the hands of Junior dos Santos.

The full payroll from UFC 117 reached to just over 1 million dollars and can be found below.

Anderson Silva: $200,000 ($200,000 to show, no win bonus)
Chael Sonnen: $35,000

Jon Fitch: $108,000 ($54,000 to show, $54,000 win bonus)
Thiago Alves: $60,000

Clay Guida: $56,000 ($28,000 to show, $28,000 win bonus)
Rafael dos Anjos: $12,000

Matt Hughes: $200,000 ($100,000 to show, $100,000 win bonus)
Ricardo Almeida: $35,000

Junior dos Santos: $80,000 ($40,000 to show, $40,000 win bonus)
Roy Nelson: $15,000

Rick Story: $22,000 ($11,000 to show, $11,000 win bonus)
Dustin Hazelett: $18,000

Phil Davis: $18,000 ($9,000 to show, $9,000 win bonus)
Rodney Wallace: $6,000

Johny Hendricks: $40,000 ($20,000 to show, $20,000 win bonus)
Charlie Brenneman: $8,000

Tim Boetsch: $32,000 ($16,000 to show, $16,000 win bonus)
Todd Brown: $6,000

Stefan Struve: $30,000 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 win bonus)
Christian Morecraft: $6,000

Dennis Hallman: $30,000 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 win bonus)
Ben Saunders: $12,000