UFC 148 Anderson Silva vs Chael Sonnen II: Salaries

The total disclosed payroll for the event was $1,438,000.

UFC 148 took place at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Silva made a flat $200,000 for the event. Sonnen, meanwhile, earned $50,000 (and would have earned another $50,000 as a win bonus)

The full UFC 148 payouts included:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Khabib Nurmagomedov: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Gleison Tibau: $31,000

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

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

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

The figures do not include deductions for items such as insurance, licenses and taxes. Additionally, the figures do not include money paid by sponsors, which can oftentimes be a substantial portion of a fighter’s income. They also do not include any other “locker room” or special discretionary bonuses the UFC oftentimes pays. They also do not include portions of the pay-per-view revenue that some top-level fighters receive.

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