UFN 40 purses: Brown 82k, Silva 22k and both suspended indefinitely


UFC Fight Night 40
U.S. Bank Arena
Cincinnati, OH

Albert Tumenov: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Anthony Lapsley: $8,000

Justin Salas: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Ben Wall: $8,000

Nik Lentz: $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus)
def. Manny Gamburyan: $25,000

Johnny Eduardo: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Eddie Wineland: $21,000

Zak Cummings: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Yan Cabral: $10,000

Kyoji Horigughi: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Darrell Montague: $8,000

Ed Herman: $80,000 (includes $40,000 win bonus)
def. Rafael Natal: $26,000

Main Card:

Chris Cariaso: $42,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus)
def. Louis Smolka: $10,000

Soa Palelei: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus)
def. Ruan Potts: $10,000

Neil Magny: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Tim Means: $10,000

Daron Cruickshank: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Erik Koch: $18,000

Constantinos Philippou: $46,000 (includes $23,000 win bonus)
def. Lorenz Larkin: $28,000

Matt Brown: $82,000 (includes $41,000 win bonus)
def. Erik Silva: $22,000

Total disclosed payroll was $680,000.

The above figures are the fighter salary information that promoters are required by Ohio law to submit to the state athletic commissions, including the winners' bonuses.

The figures do not represent a full accounting of each fighter's income.

Fighters bear significant costs including training expenses, a percentage to management, a percentage to the trainer, plus insurance, licenses, and taxes.

On the income side, sponsorship money can be a significant portion of the purse, although it is smaller particularly for the mid tier fighters than it was in the past. As well there are explicit 'of the Night' performance bonuses noted above, and less formal 'locker room' bonuses.

Main event PPV fighters can receive a percentage of the PPV gross, variously determined.

Lastly, many fighters earn income from teaching, from appearances, and in many cases from regular employment in the non-fighting space.

Figures courtesy of MMAFighting.

The Ohio Athletic Commission also released suspensions for the event, with both Brown and Silva receiving indefinite suspensions, pending clearance by an MD.

Matt Brown: Suspended for 45 days and additionally suspended indefinitely unless doctor clears right elbow
Erick Silva: Suspended for 60 days and additionally suspended indefinitely unless doctor clears jaw
•Lorenz Larkin: Suspended for 60 days
•Erik Koch: Suspended for 30 days
•Ruan Potts: Suspended for 60 days
•Ed Herman: Suspended 30 days; additionally, suspended indefinitely unless doctor clears right hand
•Eddie Wineland: Suspended 60 days for TKO loss and stitches in lip area. Also suspended indefinitely without doctor’s clearance for possible broken jaw
•Johnny Eduardo: Suspended 30 days for unsportsmanlike conduct for throwing his mouthpiece into the stands
•Manny Gamburyan: Suspended indefinitely and needs ophthalmologist to clear right eye
•Ben Wall: Suspended for 60 days
•Anthony Lapsley: Suspended for 60 days


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youarewhatiswrong site profile image  

5/13/14 1:51 PM by youarewhatiswrong

Gate? How much did the ufc rake in on advertiser sponsorships? From the fox contract? Hometown hero Matt Brown is probably responsible for the majority of that live gate, its not a gift to him from the UFC.

dubate site profile image  

5/13/14 8:00 AM by dubate

He made 43% of the gate. How much more should a headliner make? As a non PPV fight, that seems to be pretty fair.

youarewhatiswrong site profile image  

5/12/14 9:08 PM by youarewhatiswrong

Bullshit. People complain about every card. A headliner is a headliner. Don't try to denigrate his role.

time traveling 12er site profile image  

5/12/14 8:42 PM by time traveling 12er

He was the headliner on a fight night card that some on here were complaining was too shitty to even be free. Context is important.

TBA11 site profile image  

5/12/14 7:15 PM by TBA11

Wow that's pathetic

TBA11 site profile image  

5/12/14 7:14 PM by TBA11

Lol he was the headliner

time traveling 12er site profile image  

5/12/14 7:12 PM by time traveling 12er

They were like 5/5 not that long ago and went up to 8/8 within the last couple of years. It's about right time-wise for another bump in the minimum.

I Support BBC in Pink Shorts site profile image  

5/12/14 7:10 PM by I Support BBC in Pink Shorts

But how many games a year does a hockey team play? You can't compare the UFC to a sport where 80 plus games are played a year.

youarewhatiswrong site profile image  

5/12/14 5:08 PM by youarewhatiswrong

If these guys keep their nose to the grindstone they might be able to save up enough for a sweet new Ford Focus. If they get a few fights in a year they might come close to making as much money as I do as a cable guy living with his grandmother.

sgotwalks site profile image  

5/12/14 4:58 PM by sgotwalks

Man, that is a smoking good deal that the UFC is getting out of their fighters. They are going to milk this thing until the union finally pushes their way into the room. By that time, I imagine Dana and the Fertitta's will sell the organization and run off into the sunset with their riches.........laughing all the way! I applaud them all, it has been a real clinic in how to grow and run a business while squeezing every ounce of profit from it possible. Somewhere Floyd Mayweather is flipping bills at a camera and laughing at these poor mma fighters and their shitty one car, car collections.