Belfort, Griffin Top Earners From UFC 126 Fighter Payroll

Anderson Silva

UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva

Belfort, Griffin each earn $275,000

Vitor Belfort may have lost to Anderson Silva in the main event for UFC 126, but a $275,000 check tied with co-main event winner Forrest Griffin for top payday.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission released the figures earlier today to MMAjunkie.com.

Coming in third on the list, Silva, who retained his middleweight title in terrific fashion, pulled in an even $200,000 (though he did win $75,000 for Knockout of the Night bonus), while Jon Jones‘ $140,000 check comes in at the fourth spot.

The full payroll from Saturday evening’s event can be found below:

Champion Anderson Silva: $200,000 (no win bonus)
Vitor Belfort: $275,000

Forrest Griffin: $275,000 ($150,000 win bonus)
Rich Franklin: $75,000

Jon Jones: $140,000 ($70,000 win bonus)
Ryan Bader: $20,000

Jake Ellenberger: $32,000 ($16,000 win bonus)
Carlos Eduardo: $8,000

Miguel Torres: $56,000 ($28,000 win bonus)
Antonio Banuelos: $8,000

Donald Cerrone: $36,000 ($18,000 win bonus)
Paul Kelly: $19,000

Chad Mendes: $19,000 ($9,000 win bonus)
Michihiro Omigawa: $8,000

Demetrious Johnson: $10,000 ($5,000 win bonus)
Norifumi Yamamoto: $15,000

Paul Taylor: $36,000 ($18,000 win bonus)
Gabe Ruediger: $8,000

Kyle Kingsbury: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus)
Ricardo Romero: $10,000

Mike Pierce: $28,000 ($14,000 win bonus)
Kenny Robertson; $5,000


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