UFC 148 Salaries: Anderson Silva is Making $200K, Chael Sonnen is Making $50K


Tito Ortiz will be making $250,000 for his efforts Saturday night against Forrest Griffin in the co-main event of UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II. The card takes place Saturday night from Las Vegas.

Ortiz will be competing in his retirement bout. The former UFC light heavyweight champion will not have a win bonus for his fight. His opponent, Griffin, will earn $125,000 and can score an additional $150,000 by winning.

The headliners, Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen, will meet for the UFC middleweight title. Silva has a flat salary of $200,000, while Sonnen is set to earn $50,000 with an additional $50,000 by winning.

Cung Le has a salary of $150,000 for his fight with Patrick Cote, while Cote has $21,000 to fight and can earn another $21,000 by winning.

All of these numbers were first reported by MMAjunkie.com by the Nevada Athletic Commission. They do not include any kind of bonus money.

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