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Forrest Griffin tops list of UFC 148 salaries

Nearly $1.5 million in salary was dished out over the weekend at UFC 148 with two fighters accounting for a third of it in the form of co-headliners Forrest Griffin and Tito Ortiz. Their bout marked the final meeting in a trilogy of tilts with Griffin coming out as the series’ winner based on his decision victory this past Saturday night.

Specifically, Griffin earned $350,000 in pay including a $150,000 win bonus, while Ortiz made $325,000. Both men received an additional $75,000 on top of their regularly contracted rates for their role in what was named the evening’s Fight of the Night.

Ortiz and Griffin were also among a select group of fighters topping the six-figure mark with Anderson Silva and Cung Le rounding out the quartet.

Read below for a full list of UFC 148 salaries including publicized event-specific bonuses (figures do not include other sums paid out by the UFC that are not reported to the NAC):

Rafaello Oliveira: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Yoislandy Izquierdo: $6,000
Shane Roller: $46,000 (includes $23,000 win bonus) def. John Alessio: $10,000
Constantinos Philippou: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus) def. Riki Fukuda: $28,000
Khabib Nurmagomedov: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Gleison Tibau: $31,000
Melvin Guillard: $72,000 (includes $36,000 win bonus) def. Fabricio Camoes: $8,000
Mike Easton: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Ivan Menjivar: $13,000
Chad Mendes: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus) def. Cody McKenzie: $10,000
Demian Maia: $96,000 (includes $48,000 win bonus) def. Dong Hyun Kim: $44,000
Cung Le: $150,000 (no win bonus) def. Patrick Cote: $21,000
Forrest Griffin: $350,000 (includes $150,000 win bonus, $75,000 Fight of the Night bonus) def. Tito Ortiz: $325,000 (includes $75,000 Fight of the Night bonus)
Anderson Silva: $275,000 (includes Knockout of the Night bonus) def. Chael Sonnen: $50,000

PHOTO CREDIT – UFC