Velasquez to make $400k win or lose
In some states, athletic commissions will reveal the salary for all fighters on the card a few days after the event. Nevada is one of those state and a full list of contracted show and win purses will be available next. MMAJunkie however was able to obtain the purses for the main and co-main event of tonight’s UFC 160:
Cain Velasquez (11-1 MMA, 9-1 UFC) hopes to walk away from tonight’s UFC 160 event with the UFC heavyweight title around his waist. Whether he’s successful or not, he’ll find himself $400,000 richer.
MMAjunkie.com today confirmed with sources close to the event that Velasquez is scheduled to make a flat $400,000 paycheck at UFC 160 with no win bonus on the line.
His opponent, Antonio Silva (18-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC), is scheduled to make $75,000 to show and would earn another $75,000 with a win bonus.
In the night’s heavyweight co-feature, former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos (15-2 MMA, 9-1 UFC) is scheduled to make $120,000 in show money with the potential for a $120,000 win bonus. His opponent, Mark Hunt (9-7 MMA, 4-1 UFC), will make $160,000 flat fee with no win bonus on the line.