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)