Forrest Griffin Got $275K for Beating Tito Ortiz; Sonnen Sonnen Got 50K for Losing to Silva

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Forrest Griffin brought home $275,000 for his victory over Tito Ortiz in the co-main event of Saturday's UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II event. Griffin earned a win bonus of $150,000, according to documents released by the Nevada Athletic Commission to

Ortiz was awarded $250,000 in his final fight inside the Octagon. The former UFC light heavyweight champion was inducted into the UFC's Hall of Fame over the weekend.

Main event winner Anderson Silva picked up $200,000, while his opponent, Chael Sonnen, garnered $50,000. Silva scored a second round TKO victory.

All of the salaries below do not include any kind of locker room bonus money or sponsorship money given to the fighters.


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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