November 24, 2009

Forrest Griffin and Tito Ortiz each earned $250,000 for their main event fight at Saturday's UFC 106 in Las Vegas.

Griffin's total prize included a $150,000 bonus for winning the fight, while Ortiz's salary remained at $250,000.

Griffin avenged a April 2006 loss to Ortiz by returning the favor with a split decision win after three rounds. When the two first met at UFC 59, Ortiz earned $200,000 for the win while Griffin earned only $16,000.

Below are the disclosed paydays the UFC reported to the athletic commission and do not necessarily represent a fighter's final earnings.

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

Additionally, performance bonuses, a $70,000 bonus to each fighter for each award, were handed out at the post-fight press conference for Fight of the Night: Josh Koscheck vs. Anthony Johnson, Knockout of the Night: Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Submission of the Night: Josh Koscheck.

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