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UFC 132 Fighter Salaries: Tito Ortiz, Wanderlei Silva Top Payroll

Tito OrtizUFC 132 main card fighters and former champions Tito Ortiz and Wanderlei Silva topped the $1.277 million payroll for Saturday’s “UFC 132: Cruz vs. Faber 2” event in Las Vegas, the Nevada State Athletic Commission announced Tuesday.

Ortiz earned $450,000 for his upset first-round submission of Ryan Bader ($20,000) for his first win since 2006, while Silva took home $200,000 for his 27-second knockout at the hands of Chris Leben ($92,000).

UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz earned $40,000 for his successful title defense over Urijah Faber ($32,000) in the UFC 132 main event.

The complete UFC 132 salaries were:

MAIN CARD

  • Dominick Cruz: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus) def. Urijah Faber: $32,000
  • Chris Leben: $92,000 ($46,000 win bonus) def. Wanderlei Silva: $200,000
  • Dennis Siver: $50,000 ($25,000 win bonus) def. Matt Wiman: $18,000
  • Tito Ortiz: $450,000 (no win bonus) def. Ryan Bader: $20,000
  • Carlos Condit: $68,000 ($34,000 win bonus) def. Dong Hyun Kim: $41,000

PRELIMINARY CARD

  • Melvin Guillard: $64,000 ($32,000 win bonus) def. Shane Roller: $21,000
  • Rafael Dos Anjos: $28,000 ($14,000 win bonus) def. George Sotiropoulos: $15,000
  • Brian Bowles: $34,000 ($17,000 win bonus) def. Takeya Mizugaki: $12,000
  • Aaron Simpson: $34,000 ($17,000 win bonus) def. Brad Tavares: $10,000
  • Anthony Njokuani: $16,000 ($8,000 win bonus) def. Andre Winner: $14,000
  • Jeff Hougland: $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus) def. Donny Walker: $6,000

In addition to the salaries listed above, which are simply what the UFC is required to disclose to the athletic commission and not representative of a fighter’s total earnings, Cruz, Faber, Ortiz, and Condit each earned $75,000 bonuses.

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