UFC 132 Fighter Salaries


This will probably anger quite a few people, considering Jacob Christopher “Tito” Ortiz has quite a few “haters” in the MMA world, but Ortiz came away from UFC 132 with a near-record payday.  His $525,000 cheque is the second biggest of all-time, in terms of reported pay and end of night bonuses, trailing only Chuck Liddell’s $550,000 haul at UFC 79.

Yes, a man who hadn’t won a match since 2006 before shockingly beating Ryan Bader last Saturday night got a raise from $250,000 per fight to $450,000.  The only catch is reportedly Ortiz no longer gets a cut of the PPV revenue like he used to.  But still, Ortiz’s $450,000 base salary is currently the highest in the UFC, even higher than Georges St-Pierre and Brock Lesnar.  His payday from Saturday night also propels Ortiz into fourth place on our all-time UFC fighter career earnings list.

Here are the complete reported fighter payouts for UFC 132, straight from the Nevada Athletic Commission:

Tito Ortiz: $525,000 ($450,000 to show, $75,000 Submission of the Night bonus)

Wanderlei Silva: $200,000

Carlos Condit: $143,000 ($34,000 to show, $34,000 win bonus, $75,000 Knockout of the Night bonus)

Dominick Cruz: $115,000 ($20,000 to show, $20,000 win bonus, $75,000 Fight of the Night bonus)

Urijah Faber: $107,000 ($32,000 to show, $75,000 Fight of the Night bonus)

Chris Leben: $92,000 ($46,000 to show, $46,000 win bonus)

Melvin Guillard: $64,000 ($32,000 to show, $32,000 win bonus)

Dong Hyun Kim: $41,000

Dennis Siver: $36,000 ($18,000 to show, $18,000 win bonus)

Brian Bowles: $34,000 ($17,000 to show, $17,000 win bonus)

Aaron Simpson: $34,000 ($17,000 to show, $17,000 win bonus)

Rafael dos Anjos: $28,000 ($14,000 to show, $14,000 win bonus)

Shane Roller: $21,000

Ryan Bader: $20,000

Matt Wiman: $18,000

Anthony Njokuani: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)

George Sotiropoulos: $15,000

Andre Winner: $14,000

Takeya Mizugaki: $12,000

Jeff Hougland: $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 win bonus)

Brad Tavares: $10,000

Donny Walker: $6,000


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