UFC 148 salaries: Griffin, Ortiz, Silva and Le at the top of the payroll

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.

For the headlining event Anderson Silva made a flat $200,000  with no win bonus. Chael Sonnen took home $50,000 for his appearance.

The full UFC 148 payouts included:

Anderson Silva: $200,000 (no win bonus)
defeated Chael Sonnen: $50,000

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Forrest Griffin: $275,000 (includes $150,000 win bonus)
defeated Tito Ortiz: $250,000

Cung Le: $150,000 (no win bonus)
defeated Patrick Cote: $21,000

Demian Maia: $96,000 (includes $48,000 win bonus)
defeated Dong Hyun Kim: $44,000

Chad Mendes: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
defeated Cody McKenzie: $10,000

Mike Easton: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
defeated Ivan Menjivar: $13,000

Melvin Guillard: $72,000 (includes $36,000 win bonus)
defeated Fabricio Camoes: $8,000

Khabib Nurmagomedov: ,000 (includes ,000 win bonus)
defeated Gleison Tibau: $31,000

Constantinos Philippou: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus)
defeated Riki Fukuda: $28,000

Shane Roller: $46,000 (includes $23,000 win bonus)
defeated John Alessio: $10,000

Rafaello Oliveira: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
defeated Yoislandy Izquierdo: $6,000

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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.