The salaries are in for this past Saturday night’s UFC 197 show in Las Vegas and show that Jon Jones was the biggest earner, banking a cool $500,000 for his victory in the main event of the evening.
Long-time fylweight champion Demetrious Johnson also earned a healthy $195,000 payday, and was the only other fighter on the card to earn a six-figure sum on the night.
Next up was Edson Barboza who capped off a great night’s work by banking $88,000, while the man he defeated, former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis was close behind with $80,000.
Meanwhile, defeated flyweight title contender Henry Cejudo and former TUF: Smashes winner Robert Whittaker both trousered $60,000.
Check out all the basic salaries from UFC 197 below, and don’t forget this doesn’t include extras like post-fight bonuses, sponsorship money, etc.
Jon Jones: $500,000
Ovince St. Preux: $55,000
Demetrious Johnson: $195,000 (includes $60,000 win bonus)
Henry Cejudo: $60,000
Edson Barboza: $88,000 (includes $44,000 win bonus)
Anthony Pettis: $80,000
Robert Whittaker: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
Rafael Natal: $41,000
Yair Rodriguez: $42,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus)
Andre Fili: $18,000
Sergio Pettis: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)
Chris Kelades: $12,000
Danny Roberts: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
Dominique Steele: $12,000
Carla Esparza: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
Juliana Lima: $14,000
James Vick: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
Glaico Franca: $17,000
Walt Harris: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Cody East: $10,000
Marcos Rogerio de Lima: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
Clint Hester: $12,000
Kevin Lee: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)
Efrain Escudero: $18,000