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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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