UFC 148 Salaries: Forrest Griffin ($275K), Tito Ortiz ($250K) Top Disclosed Payroll

By Sherdog.com Staff Jul 9, 2012



Forrest Griffin and Tito Ortiz didn’t headline UFC 148, but the light heavyweight veterans did earn the largest disclosed purses from the July 7 event.

According to figures released to Sherdog.com on Monday by the Nevada Athletic Commission, Griffin took home $275,000 (including a $150,000 win bonus) for his co-main event victory over the retiring Ortiz, who earned $250,000 in defeat.

UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, who topped the 11-fight bill last Saturday at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, banked a flat $200,000 with no win bonus for his 10th consecutive title defense, a second-round stoppage of Chael Sonnen ($50,000).

Other high earners on the card included middleweight Cung Le ($150,000), welterweight Demian Maia ($96,000) and lightweight Melvin Guillard ($72,000).

Note: The disclosed purses reported by state athletic commissions do not include any performance-based or discretionary bonuses that may be awarded to a fighter by the promotion. Additionally, the reported figures do not reflect any deductions made by the commission for taxes, insurance, etc., and do not include any sponsorship money that a fighter may acquire for their performance.

UFC 148 Payouts:

Anderson Silva: $200,000
(No win bonus)

Chael Sonnen: $50,000

Forrest Griffin: $275,000
(Includes $150,000 win bonus)

Tito Ortiz: $250,000

Cung Le: $150,000
(No win bonus)

Patrick Cote: $21,000

Demian Maia: $96,000
(Includes $48,000 win bonus)

Dong Hyun Kim: $44,000

Chad Mendes: $36,000
(Includes $18,000 win bonus)

Cody McKenzie: $10,000

Mike Easton: $20,000
(Includes $10,000 win bonus)

Ivan Menjivar: $13,000

Melvin Guillard: $72,000
(Includes $36,000 win bonus)

Fabricio Camoes: $8,000

Khabib Nurmagomedov: $20,000
(Includes $10,000 win bonus)

Gleison Tibau: $31,000

Constantinos Philippou: $32,000
(Includes $16,000 win bonus)

Riki Fukuda: $28,000

Shane Roller: $46,000
(Includes $23,000 win bonus)

John Alessio: $10,000

Rafaello Oliveira: $20,000
(Includes $10,000 win bonus)

Yoislandy Izquierdo: $6,000

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