UFC 160: Cain Velasquez set to make $400,000 win or lose

Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE

The salaries for the main and co-main event bouts at UFC 160 have been released, and all four men are making some decent coin.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission occasionally releases the salaries of UFC fighters before big events, and this is one of those times. It's not the whole card, but there's a fair amount of cash being thrown at the headliners. MMA Junkie is reporting the salaries for the top four fighters on the card - UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, his opponent Antonio Silva, and co-main event fighters Junior dos Santos and Mark Hunt. Here's a look at their respective salaries:

Cain Velasquez - $400,000 (no win bonus)

Antonio Silva - $75,000 to show, $75,000 to win

Junior dos Santos -$120,000 to show, $120,000 to win

Mark Hunt - $160,000 (no win bonus)

It's kind of interesting to see how many more guys are getting guaranteed money now as opposed to having to earn half of it via win bonuses. As a reference, Velasquez made 100k/100k to fight JDS for the title at UFC 155, while Dos Santos got the 400k flat fee. Silva made 70k with no win bonus in his fight with Alistair Overeem at UFC 156. Hunt had never competed in the UFC in a region where salaries were released before tonight.


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