The fighter salaries have been released for this past weekend’s UFC 182 event in Las Vegas and show that defending light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones was the clear front-runner, banking $500,000 for his night’s work.

Bear in mind that doesn’t take into account the cut of PPV revenue that he’ll be entitled to as a champion and one of the sports biggest stars, and with Dana White claiming the buy rate was potentially above 750,000 that should guarantee that ‘Bones’ made a seven figure sum overall on Saturday night.

Donald Cerrone was next up with a $140,000 payday and he could potentially earn the same again in just two weeks time when he steps in as a late replacement for Eddie Alvarez against Ben Henderson at UFC Fight Night 59.

Hector Lombard also scraped into the six figure bracket with $106,000 for his main card win, while Daniel Cormier fell just short of that with a $90,000 basic salary.

Check out the full list of UFC 182 salaries below and don’t forget that this is just their initial salary and doesn’t include extras such as post-fight bonuses, sponsorship, etc.

Jon Jones: $500,000 (no win bonus)
def. Daniel Cormier: $90,000

Donald Cerrone: $140,000 (includes $70,000 win bonus)
def. Myles Jury: $16,000

Brad Tavares: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
def. Nate Marquardt: $49,000

Kyoji Horiguchi: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
def. Louis Gaudinot: $10,000

Hector Lombard: $106,000 (includes $53,000 win bonus)
def. Josh Burkman: $45,000

Paul Felder: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Danny Castillo: $36,000

Cody Garbrandt: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Marcus Brimage: $12,000

Shawn Jordan: $44,000 (includes $22,000 win bonus)
def. Jared Cannonier: $8,000

Evan Dunham: $54,000 (includes $27,000 win bonus)
def. Rodrigo Damm: $12,000

Omari Akhmedov: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Mats Nilsson: $8,000

Marion Reneau: $17,600 (includes $8,000 win bonus)*
def. Alexis Dufresne: $6,400 (minus 20% for not making weight)

SHARE
Previous articleEddie Alvarez Out, Donald Cerrone In Vs Ben Henderson At UFN 59
Next articleUFC Fight Night 59: Conor McGregor Trailer / Feature
Ross launched MMA Insight (previously FightOfTheNight.com) in 2009 as a way to channel his passion for the sport of mixed martial arts. He's since penned countless news stories and live fight reports along with dozens of feature articles as the lead writer for the site, reaching millions of fans in the process.

LEAVE A REPLY