UFC 148 salaries: Griffin, Ortiz, Silva and Le at the top of the payrollPosted on July 9, 2012, 11:51 AM by Mike Searson
Lowkick.com just obtained the list of disclosed salaries from the Nevada State Athletic Commission for UFC 148. UFC 148 took place at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main card, including UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva's second-round TKO of Chael Sonnen and Tito Ortiz's farewell fight, aired on pay-per-view following preliminary fights on FX and Facebook. The total disclosed payroll for the event was $1,438,000.
The full UFC 148 payouts included:
Chad Mendes: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
defeated Cody McKenzie: $10,000
Khabib Nurmagomedov: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
defeated Gleison Tibau: $31,000
Constantinos Philippou: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus)
defeated Riki Fukuda: $28,000
Rafaello Oliveira: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
defeated Yoislandy Izquierdo: $6,000
These figures are base salaries as reported to the NSAC and do not include deductions for items such as insurance, licenses and taxes. These amounts do not reflect money paid by sponsors, which are often the primary portion of a fighter's income. They also do not include any discretionary bonuses such as "Knockout of the Night" or "Fight of the Night" (as we reported here) or pay-per-view bonuses that some top-level fighters receive.