MMAJunkie.com has compiled a list of the official payouts for Saturday night’s UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort fight card, which saw UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva defend his belt in spectacular fashion and young light heavyweight Jon Jones earn a surprise title shot by taking out Ryan Bader.
The following figures are not indicative of the fighters’ total earnings for the night, as they do not include fight night bonuses, “locker room” bonuses, sponsorship money, or any cut of the pay-per-view sales a fighter receives, which likely accounts for Silva’s official payout being lower than the man he defeated, Vitor Belfort.
Belfort and Griffin took home the fattest stacks according to the official salaries, with both men earning a cool $275,000 for their efforts. The full list of payouts is below.
-Mike Pierce: $14,000 + $14,000 win bonus defeated Kenny Robertson: $6,000
-Kyle Kingsbury: $10,000 + $10,000 win bonus defeated Ricardo Romero: $10,000
-Paul Taylor: $18,000 + $18,000 win bonus defeated Gabe Ruediger: $8,000
-Demetrious Johnson: $5,000 + $5,000 win bonus defeated Norifumi Yamamoto: $15,000
-Chad Mendes: $10,000 + $9,000 win bonus defeated Michihiro Omigawa: $8,000
-Donald Cerrone: $18,000 + $18,000 win bonus defeated Paul Kelly: $19,000
-Miguel Torres: $28,000 + $28,000 win bonus defeated Antonio Banuelos: $9,000
-Jake Ellenberger: $16,000 + $16,000 win bonus defeated Carlos Eduardo Rocha: $8,000
-Jon Jones: $70,000 + $70,000 win bonus defeated Ryan Bader: $20,000
-Forrest Griffin: $125,000 + $150,000 win bonus defeated Rich Franklin: $75,000
-Anderson Silva (c): $200,000 (no win bonus) defeated Vitor Belfort: $275,000
UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort took place on February 5th at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.