Monday, July 9, 2012

UFC 148 Fighter Payouts Total $1.438 Million – Griffin & Ortiz Top All Earners

 The disclosed payroll for this past weekends UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II event totaled $1,438,000 for the Las Vegas event.
Earning the top payouts on the card were co-main event fighters Forrest Griffin, who earned $275,000 which includes a $150,000 win bonus, and opponent Tito Ortiz, who earned a flat fee of $250,000 in the trilogy loss.
The third highest payout went to headliner, and UFC middleweight champ, Anderson Silva who made $200,000 with no win bonus for his second round finish of Chael Sonnen ($50,000).
UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II went down July 7, 2012 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The entire payroll was posted by this afternoon:
Main Card (Pay-per-view)
Anderson Silva: $200,000 (no win bonus) def. Chael Sonnen: $50,000
Forrest Griffin: $275,000 (includes $150,000 win bonus) def. Tito Ortiz: $250,000
Cung Le: $150,000 (no win bonus) def. Patrick Cote: $21,000
Demian Maia: $96,000 (includes $48,000 win bonus) def. Dong Hyun Kim: $44,000
Chad Mendes: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus) def. Cody McKenzie: $10,000
Mike Easton: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Ivan Menjivar: $13,000
Prelim Card (FX Television)
Melvin Guillard: $72,000 (includes $36,000 win bonus) def. Fabricio Camoes: $8,000
Khabib Nurmagomedov: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Gleison Tibau: $31,000
Constantinos Philippou: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus) def. Riki Fukuda: $28,000
Shane Roller: $46,000 (includes $23,000 win bonus) def. John Alessio: $10,000
Preliminary Card (Facebook)
Rafaello Oliveira: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Yoislandy Izquierdo: $6,000