UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort Official Salaries; Forrest Griffin and Vitor Belfort top list

UFC 126 fighter payouts for this past weekend’s UFC 126 event in Las Vegas, Nevada was released today by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

Former light heavyweight champions, Forrest Griffin and Vitor Belfort topped the list with $375,000 and $275,000 respectively. Incredibly long-time middleweight champion and “pound for pound” king, Anderson Silva received just $200,000 for his stunning first round knockout win and former middleweight kingpin Rich Franklin went home with a $75,000 for his losing effort in the card’s co-main event.

The only other fighter to break triple digits was new light heavyweight number one contender Jon Jones, who collected a $140,000 bounty for defeating the formerly undefeated Ryan Bader , who received $20,000 for his efforts.

The official salary list looks like this:

Anderson Silva: $200,000 (no win bonus) def. Vitor Belfort: $275,000
Forrest Griffin: $375,000 (includes $150,000 win bonus) def. Rich Franklin: $75,000
Jon Jones: $140,000 (includes $70,000 win bonus) def. Ryan Bader: $20,000
Jake Ellenberger: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus) def. Carlos Eduardo Rocha: $8,000
Miguel Torres: $56,000 (includes $28,000 win bonus) def. Antonio Banuelos: $9,000
Donald Cerrone: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus) def. Paul Kelly: $19,000
Chad Mendes: $19,000 (includes $9,500 win bonus) def. Michihiro Omigawa: $8,000
Demetrious Johnson: $10,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus) def. Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto: $15,000
Paul Taylor: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus) def. Gabe Ruediger: $8,000
Kyle Kingsbury: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Ricardo Romero: $10,000
Mike Pierce: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus) def. Kenny Robertson: $6,000

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