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UFC 106 Fighter Salaries: Griffin and Ortiz Each Earn $250,000 as Payroll Tops $1 Million

Tito Ortiz and Forrest GriffinUFC 106 headliners Forrest Griffin and Tito Ortiz, former light heavyweight champions who squared off at Saturday’s pay-per-view event in Las Vegas, each earned $250,000 for their matchup, which saw Griffin pick up a split decision victory to even their career series at 1-1.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission released the event’s official fighter salaries on Monday.

Griffin and Ortiz accounted for nearly half of the event’s $1,021,000 payroll, with Josh Koscheck and Antonio Rogerio each earning over $100,000 for their UFC 106 main card wins.

The official salaries for UFC 106 were:

  • Forrest Griffin ($250,000 – includes $150,000 win bonus) def. Tito Ortiz ($250,000)
  • Josh Koscheck ($106,000 – $53,000 win bonus) def. Anthony Johnson ($17,000)
  • Paulo Thiago ($16,000 – $8,000 win bonus) def. Jacob Volkmann ($6,000)
  • Antonio Rogerio Nogueira ($100,000 – $30,000 win bonus) def. Luiz Cane ($19,000)
  • Amir Sadollah ($30,000 – $15,000 win bonus) def. Phil Baroni ($25,000)
  • Ben Saunders ($20,000 – $10,000 win bonus) def. Marcus Davis ($27,000)
  • Kendall Grove ($44,000 – $22,000 win bonus) def. Jake Rosholt ($15,000)
  • Brian Foster ($12,000 – $6,000 win bonus) def. Brock Larson ($26,000)
  • Caol Uno ($20,000) vs. Fabricio Camoes ($10,000)
  • George Sotiropoulos ($20,000 – $10,000 win bonus) def. Jason Dent ($8,000)

Remember, the salaries listed above are simply those reported by the UFC to the Nevada State Athletic Commission and do not represent a fighter’s actual earnings as they exclude additional earnings such as bonuses, sponsorships, and pay-per-view revenue.

In addition to their salaries above, Koscheck earned an additional $140,000 in “fight night” bonuses while Johnson and Nogueira each took home an extra $70,000 each.

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Pictured: Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin


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