UFC 126 Fighter Salaries: Silva, Belfort, Griffin and Jones Earn Six Figures

The UFC 126 fighter salaries have been released and Anderson Silva, Vitor Belfort, Forrest Griffin and Jon Jones each earned a six-digit purse at Saturday's event from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

For his eighth straight successful title defense, middle champ Silva earned $200,000 with no listed win bonus, which means he will most likely be receiving a percentage of the pay-per-view revenue. His challenger Belfort earned $275,000 and would have made another $100,000 had he won.

Meanwhile, former light heavyweight titleholder Griffin locked in $125,000 plus a $150,000 win bonus for his decision victory over ex-middleweight champ Rich Franklin, who earned $70,000, but missed out on another $70,000 as a win bonus.

The complete salaries, provided by the Nevada state athletic commission, are below.

Pay-Per-View Bouts

Anderson Silva, $200,000 (no win bonus) def. Vitor Belfort, $275,000
Forrest Griffin, $125,000 + $150,000 (win) = $275,000 def. Rich Franklin, $75,000
Jon Jones, $70,000 + $70,000 (win) = $140,000 def. Ryan Bader, $20,000
Jake Ellenberger, $16,000 + $16,000 (win) = $32,000 def. Carlos Eduardo Rocha, $8,000
Miguel Torres, $28,000 + $28,000 (win) = $56,000 def. Antonio Banuelos, $9,000

Spike TV Bouts
Donald Cerrone, $18,000 + $18,000 (win) = $36,000 def. Paul Kelly, $19,000
Chad Mendes, $9,500 + $9,500 (win) = $19,000 def. Michihiro Omigawa, $8,000

Preliminary Bouts
Demetrious Johnson, $5,000 + $5,000 (win) = $10,000 def. Norifumi "KID" Yamamoto, $15,000
Paul Taylor, $18,000 + $18,000 (win) = $36,000 def. Gabe Ruediger, $8,000
Kyle Kingsbury, $10,000 + $10,000 (win) = $20,000 def. Ricardo Romero, $10,000
Mike Pierce, $14,000 + $14,000 (win) = $28,000 def. Kenny Robertson, $6,000

In addition to the purses reported by the UFC to the commission, the UFC also awarded $75,000 post-fight bonuses each to Silva (KO of the Night), Jones (Submission of the Night), Donald Cerrone and Paul Kelly (both for Fight of the Night).

More from MMA Fighting

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join MMA Fighting

You must be a member of MMA Fighting to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMA Fighting. You should read them.

Join MMA Fighting

You must be a member of MMA Fighting to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMA Fighting. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker