The fighter salaries from UFC Fight Night 40 have been released, with Matt Brown and Ed Herman scoring the biggest paychecks.
Brown, who defeated Erick Silva in the main event, earned $82,000. That does not include the $100,000 he picked up with two fight-night bonuses. Silva earned $22,000.
Herman netted himself $80,000, which included a $40,000 win bonus, for his performance vs. Rafael Natal. Natal earned $26,000 in defeat. Costas Philippou and Chris Cariaso each picked up checks over $40,000 for their main card victories vs. Lorenz Larkin and Louis Smolka, respectively.
The numbers were released to MMAjunkie.com from the Ohio Athletic Commission. As always, the salaries below do not include any sponsorship, locker room or other bonus money the fighters earn.
Darrell Montague, Ben Wall and Anthony Lapsley, who all dropped prelim bouts, had the lowest salary on the card at $8,000. Nik Lentz earned $58,000, which included a $29,000 win bonus, for his prelim victory over Manny Gamburyan on a bout streamed on Fight Pass.
Below is the complete list of fighter salaries:
Matt Brown: $82,000 (includes $41,000 win bonus)
Erick Silva: $22,000
Constantinos Philippou: $46,000 (includes $23,000 win bonus)
Lorenz Larkin: $28,000
Daron Cruickshank: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
Erik Koch: $18,000
Neil Magny: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Tim Means: $10,000
Soa Palelei: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus)
Ruan Potts: $10,000
Chris Cariaso: $42,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus)
Louis Smolka: $10,000
Ed Herman: $80,000 (includes $40,000 win bonus)
Rafael Natal: $26,000
Kyoji Horigughi: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Darrell Montague: $8,000
Zak Cummings: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Yan Cabral: $10,000
Johnny Eduardo: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Eddie Wineland: $21,000
Nik Lentz: $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus)
Manny Gamburyan: $25,000
Justin Salas: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
Ben Wall: $8,000
Albert Tumenov: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Anthony Lapsley: $8,000
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