UFC 209 Salaries

The salaries resulting from this past weekend’s UFC 209 event have been released and show that the heavyweight pairing of Alistair Overeem Vs Mark Hunt were the evening’s top earners, with each banking an impressive $750,000 payday.

Welterweight champion Tyron Woodley was next up with $500,000, while his title challenger Stephen Thompson wasn’t too far behind with $380,000.

Former light-heavyweight champion Rashad Evans was the only other fighter on the card to earn a six-figure cheque, trousering $150,000 despite his loss on the scorecards.

Darren Elkins wasn’t far off the pace though and earned ever penny of his $92,000 salary, while Marcin Tybura made $72,000 for his win in the featured prelim prior to the main card.

Check out the complete UFC 209 salary list below and keep in mind this doesn’t include extras like post-fight bonuses and sponsorship money.

Main Card:

Tyron Woodley: $500,000 (includes $100,000 win bonus)
def. Stephen Thompson: $380,000

David Teymur: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
def. Lando Vannata: $25,000

Daniel Kelly: $54,000 (includes $27,000 win bonus)
def. Rashad Evans: $150,000

Cynthia Calvillo: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Amanda Cooper: $17,000

Alistair Overeem: $750,000 (no win bonus)
def. Mark Hunt: $750,000


Marcin Tybura: $72,000 (includes $36,000 win bonus)
def. Luis Henrique: $16,000

Darren Elkins: $92,000 (includes $46,000 win bonus)
def. Mirsad Bektic: $21,000

Iuri Alcantara: $68,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)
def. Luke Sanders: $12,000

Mark Godbeer: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Daniel Spitz: $12,000

Tyson Pedro: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Paul Craig: $12,00O

Albert Morales: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Andre Soukhamthath: $10,000

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