It looks like the night's big winners were Forrest Griffin and Vitor Belfort, who each pocked 275K for their trouble. But Anderson Silva — who fought at a flat rate of 200K — likely walks away as the biggest earner as he assuredly sees a percentage of the pay-per-view revenue.
Anderson Silva: $200,000 (no win bonus)
Vitor Belfort: $275,000
Forrest Griffin: $275,000 ($125,000 to show, $150,000 to win)
Rich Franklin: $75,000
The total disclosed payroll for the UFC 126 was $1.305 million.
The fighters below all took home bonuses of 75K:
Fight of the Night — Paul Kelly vs Donald Cerrone
Knockout of the Night — Anderson Silva
Submission of the Night — Jon Jones