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Ronda Rousey stands to earn $100k with UFC 168 win over Miesha Tate

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According to a Dec. 28 post from MMA Fighting, UFC bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey (7-0) could bank $100k with a win over 135-pound title contender Miesha Tate (13-4) in the co-main of UFC 168.

Rousey, 26, is reportedly getting $50,000 to fight, and she'll receive a $50,000 bonus with a victory.

Tate, on the other hand, will earn $28,000 to fight, with a potential win bonus of $28,000.

Rousey and Tate's UFC 168 salaries pale in comparison to what the event's headliners will earn.

Former UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva (33-5 MMA, 16-1 UFC) stands to earn $800,000 with a win over Chris Weidman.

Silva, 38, will receive $600,000 to fight, and he'll get a $200,000 win bonus if he defeats Weidman.

Weidman, 29, is making $200,000 to fight, and he'll receive a $200,000 win bonus with a victory over Silva.

Also on the UFC 168 main card, Josh Barnett is set to bank a nice chunk of change.

The UFC is paying him $170,000 to fight, with a flat fee that has no potential win bonus.

Browne, on the other hand, is making $28,000 to fight, and he stands to earn another $28,000 as a win bonus.

The payouts do not reflect deductions for items such as insurance, licenses and taxes, which could be thousands of dollars out of the fighters' pockets.

Fighters also lose money on their training camps, along with paying their coaching staff.

However, the payouts do not include special discretionary bonuses or pay-per-view revenue sharing, which could boost pay by thousands of dollars.

"Knockout of the Night" and "Fight of the Night" bonuses could double a fighters' pay in some cases.

Here's a look at the full disclosed UFC 168 main card payouts:

  • Chris Weidman: $200,000 (plus a potential win bonus of $200,000)
  • Anderson Silva: $600,000 (plus a potential win bonus of $200,000)
  • Ronda Rousey: $50,000 (plus a potential win bonus of $50,000)
  • Miesha Tate: $28,000 (plus a potential win bonus of $28,000)
  • Josh Barnett: $170,000 (no win bonus)
  • Travis Browne: $28,000 (plus a potential win bonus of $28,000)

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