Belfort, Franklin Top UFC 126 Salaries

Vitor Belfort. Photo by Tracy Lee/

Former UFC light heavyweight champions Vitor Belfort and Forrest Griffin each took home event-high salaries of $275,000 following their respective fights at UFC 126 on Saturday.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission released the official list of fighter salaries this morning.

Remember that this is only the base salary that a fighter received. Bonuses, deductions, and other undisclosed fees are not included.

Anderson Silva, (Knockout of the Night), Jon Jones, (Submission of the Night) and Paul Taylor and Gabe Ruediger (Fight of the Night) all received post-fight bonuses totaling $75,000.

The full list of fighter salares is as follows:

Anderson Silva ($200,000) def. Vitor Belfort ($275,000)
Forrest Griffin ($275,000) def. Rich Franklin ($75,000)
Jake Ellenberger ($32,000) def. Carlos Eduardo Rocha ($8,000)
Jon Jones ($140,000) def. Ryan Bader ($20,000)
Miguel Torres ($56,000) def. Antonio Banuelos ($9,000)
Donald Cerrone ($36,000) def. Paul Kelly ($19,000)
Chad Mendes ($!9,000) def. Michihiro Omigawa (9,000)
Demetrious Johnson ($10,000) def. Kid Yamamoto ($15,000)
Paul Taylor ($36,000) def. Gabe Ruediger ($8,000)
Kyle Kingsbury ($20,000) def. Ricardo Romero ($10,000)
Mike Pierce ($28,000) def. Kenny Robertson ($6,000)


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