UFC 148: Silva Vs. Sonnen II Fighter Salaries Announced

Forrest Griffin may have tried to run from the Octagon Saturday night, but his efforts also landed him a fine $275,000 check.

Griffin defeated Tito Ortiz in the co-main event of UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II over the weekend. Fighter salaries were recently released by the Nevada Athletic Commission to MMA Junkie.

Ortiz, competing in his final fight, picked up $250,000.

None of the salaries below include any kind of bonus or sponsorship money the fighters earn.


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

  • Tittyfloppy

    They made 7 million plus off this event add this salary stuff up to tht 7 mill plus smh lol

  • steve

    MMA is a pretty brutal sport… I like watching it, but I wouldn’t want to participate, cause they aren’t paying fighters enough… Sonnen got 50k out this fight? ANd he’s a star of the sport?

  • Alleister

    How can Griffin and Ortiz make more money in a fight than Anderson Silva, the guy is the best fighter ever, he’s already a legend, he was in the main event, the biggest fight in ufc history.

    He already fought Griffin and made him look like the slowest human being alive, and Griffin still looked lightning fast compared to Ortiz, yet both of these guys made a ton of money…that is just beyond me

  • mooliani

    you cant tell me that you guys don’t know the headliners are making a percentage of the ppv buys smh. come on now andy made probably close to a milly and i guarantee chael got a nice piece of the pie as well

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