UFC 86: Fighter paydays and salaries for Jackson vs. Griffin

ufc 86 salaries

MMAmania.com (www.mmamania.com) has received the fighter payouts for UFC 86: "Jackson vs. Griffin" from the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) for the pay-per-view (PPV) event held on July 5 from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

And the new light heavyweight champion of the world, Forrest Griffin, cashed in big, raking in $250,000 large (not $350,00 as originally reported) for his thrilling five-round unanimous decision over Quinton "Rampage" Jackson.

He's now an official baller ... congrats, Forrest.

Jackson earned the second highest total of the night, landing almost a quarter million ($225,000), which should help him feed his four kids and then some. And Gabriel Gonzaga did very well, earning $100,000 in a dark prelim match that took place on the under card.

Here are all the UFC 86 payouts:

Forrest Griffin -- $250,000 ($100,000 to show, $150,000 to win)
Quinton "Rampage" Jackson -- $225,000
Griffin defeated Jackson via unanimous decision

Patrick Cote -- $32,000 ($16,000 to show, $16,000 to win)
Ricardo Almeida -- $23,000
Cote defeated Almeida via split decision

Joe Stevenson -- $60,000 ($30,000 to show, $30,000 to win)
Gleison Tibau -- $11,000
Stevenson defeated Tibau via submission (guillotine choke) in round two

Josh Koscheck -- $70,000 ($35,000 to show, $35,000 to win)
Chris Lytle -- $14,000
Koscheck defeated Lytle via unanimous decision

Melvin Guillard -- $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Dennis Siver -- $7,000
Guillard defeated Siver via technical knockout (strikes) in round one

Tyson Griffin -- $40,000 ($20,000 to show, $20,000 to win)
Marcus Aurelio -- $40,000
Griffin defeated Aurelio via unanimous decision

Cole Miller -- $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Jorge Gurgel -- $10,000
Miller defeated Gurgel via submission (triangle choke) in round three

Justin Buchholz -- $8,000 ($4,000 to show, $4,000 to win)
Corey Hill -- $8,000
Buchholz defeated Hill via submission (rear naked choke) in round two

Gabriel Gonzaga -- $100,000 ($50,000 to show, $50,000 to win)
Justin McCully -- $5,000
Gonzaga defeated McCully via submission (kimura) in round one

Keep in mind the salaries listed above do not include fight bonuses, sponsorships, percentages and other unofficial payments. It also does not include deductions for expenses such as insurance, taxes, etc.

For example, the UFC often hands out extra cash for "Fight of the Night," "Knockout of the Night" and "Submission of the Night." To check out these figures for UFC 86 go here.

The total base fighter payroll for UFC 86 was $943,000.

For complete results and coverage of the "Jackson vs. Griffin" click here.

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