UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort was aired on pay-per-view with two preliminary-card fights airing on Spike TV and one prelim bout streamed for free on Facebook.
The total payroll for the event, which took place at the Mandalay Events Center in Las Vegas was $1.305 million dollars for the fighters.
Four of the fighters recieved six figure checks including Jon Jones, who also recieved a title shot with his victory over Ryan Bader.
The full list of paydays included:
Champ Anderson Silva: $200,000 (includes no win bonus)
def. Vitor Belfort: $275,000
Forrest Griffin: $275,000 ($150,000 win bonus)
def. Rich Franklin: $75,000
Jon Jones: $140,000 ($70,000 win bonus)
def. Ryan Bader: $20,000
Jake Ellenberger: $32,000 ($16,000 win bonus)
def. Carlos Eduardo Rocha: $8,000
Miguel Torres: $56,000 ($28,000 win bonus)
def. Antonio Banuelos: $9,000
Donald Cerrone: $36,000 ($18,000 win bonus)
def. Paul Kelly: $19,000
Chad Mendes: $19,000 ($9,500 win bonus)
def. Michihiro Omigawa: $8,000
Demetrious Johnson: $10,000 ($5,000 win bonus)
def. Norifumi Yamamoto: $15,000
Paul Taylor: $36,000 ($18,000 win bonus)
def. Gabe Ruediger: $8,000
Kyle Kingsbury: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus)
def. Ricardo Romero: $10,000
Mike Pierce: $28,000 ($14,000 win bonus)
def. Kenny Robertson: $6,000
The figures lists do not include deductions for things such as insurance, licenses, and taxes. Along those lines, it also does not include money paid by sponsors to the fighters. Some top level fighters recieve a portion of the pay-per-view revenue as well as special bonuses offered by the UFC at times.
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