The official fighter salaries for this past weekend’s UFC 132 event in Las Vegas have now been released and show that former Tito Ortiz was by far and away the biggest earner on the card.
Ortiz picked up whopping $450,000 for his first round submission win over Ryan Bader, and while that seems a very large amount for a fighter who hadn’t won for five years prior to this event, there’s no doubt that his unexpected victory was the biggest talking point amongst fans on the night.
Meanwhile Wanderlei Silva emerged as the second highest earner, picking up $200,000 despite losing by KO to Chris Leben who took home $92,000.
Despite headlining the show both Dominick Cruz ($40,000) and Urijah Faber’s ($32,000) salaries pale in comparison to those UFC veterans, but if they continue to perform at the high standard they showed on Saturday then they too could be earning six figures per-fight before long.
see the full list of salaries for the event below.
- Dominick Cruz: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
- Urijah Faber: $32,000
- Chris Leben: $92,000 (includes $46,000 win bonus)
- Wanderlei Silva $200,000 (flat rate)
- Dennis Siver: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
- Matt Wiman: $18,000
- Tito Ortiz: $450,000 (flat rate; no win bonus)
- Ryan Bader: $20,000
- Carlos Condit: $68,000 (includes $34,000 win bonus)
- Dong Hyun Kim: $41,000
- Melvin Guillard: $64,000 (includes $32,000 win bonus)
- Shane Roller: $21,000
- Rafael dos Anjos: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
- George Sotiropoulos: $15,000
- Brian Bowles: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus)
- Takeya Mizugaki: $12,000
- Aaron Simpson: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus)
- Brad Tavares: $10,000
- Anthony Njokuani: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
- Andre Winner: $14,000
- Jeff Hougland: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
- Donny Walker: $6,000