UFC 106 Payouts: Forrest, Tito Earn $250,000 Each

By Loretta Hunt Nov 23, 2009
They may have disagreed on the split decision, but Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin walked away with equal purses at UFC 106 last Saturday in Las Vegas, according to documents released Monday by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

The light heavyweights earned $250,000 each (disclosed pay only) for their back-and-forth, three-round bout that Griffin won via split decision. Ortiz won the first encounter, also a split decision, in this inevitable trilogy at UFC 59 in April 2006.

Josh Koscheck was another big winner in more ways than one. The American Kickboxing Academy welterweight took home $246,000 for his second-round submission against Anthony Johnson, which included two performance bonuses distributed by the promotion. Koscheck also utilized his platform Saturday to campaign for a rematch with champion St. Pierre, boosting fan awareness in the process. Johnson earned $87,000 in defeat.

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira’s Octagon debut earned him $170,000, which included the evening’s knockout bonus for his tidy first-round handling of Luis Arthur Cane. Cane took home $19,000.

UFC 106 Payouts

Forrest Griffin -- $250,000 (including $150,000 win bonus)
def.
Tito Ortiz -- $250,000

Josh Koscheck -- $246,000 (including $53,000 win bonus, $70,000 FOTN bonus, $70,000 submission bonus)
def.
Anthony Johnson -- $87,000 ($70,000 FOTN bonus)

Amir Sadollah -- $30,000 (including $15,000 win bonus)
def.
Phil Baroni -- $25,000

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira -- $170,000 (including $30,000 win bonus, $70,000 knockout bonus)
def.
Luis Arthur Cane -- $19,000

Paulo Thiago -- $16,000 (including $8,000 win bonus)
def.
Jacob Volkmann -- $6,000

George Sotiropoulos -- $20,000 (including $10,000 win bonus)
def.
Jason Dent -- $8,000

Caol Uno -- $20,000 (no win bonus awarded for draw)
def.
Fabricio Camoes-- $10,000

Brian Foster -- $12,000 (including $6,000 win bonus)
def.
Brock Larson -- $26,000

Kendall Grove -- $44,000 (including $22,000 win bonus)
def.
Jake Rosholt -- $15,000

Ben Saunders -- $20,000 (including $10,000 win bonus)
def.
Marcus Davis -- $27,000

Note: These numbers, sent to Sherdog.com by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, are disclosed pay only. They do not include additional compensation such as sponsorships or percentages of pay-per-view revenue.
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