UFC On ESPN 1 Salaries

Cain Valesquez

The fighter salaries resulting from UFC On ESPN 1 have now been made public and shows that the evening’s top earner was Cain Velasquez with a $450,000 payday.

Next up was the man who defeated him in the main event, Francis Ngannou, who took home $220,000 for his first round KO victory.

Aljamain Sterling earned $140,000, while further down the undercard, Nik Lentz was the only other fighter on a six-figure sum, banking $106,000.

Check out the full list of UFC On ESPN 1 salaries below and keep in mind that this doesn’t include extra like bonuses and sponsorship money.

Francis Ngannou: $220,000 (includes $110,000 win bonus)
def. Cain Velasquez: $450,000

Paul Felder: $92,000 (includes $46,000 win bonus)
def. James Vick: $65,000

Cynthia Calvillo: $88,000 (includes $44,000 win bonus)
def. Courtney Casey: $50,000

Kron Gracie: $52,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
def. Alex Caceres: $55,000

Vicente Luque: $82,000 (includes $41,000 win bonus)
def. Bryan Barbarena: $35,000

Andre Fili: $74,000 (includes $37,000 win bonus)
def. Myles Jury: $36,000

Aljamain Sterling: $140,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
def. Jimmie Rivera: $68,000

Manny Bermudez: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)*
def. Benito Lopez: $12,000

Andrea Lee: $28,000 (includes $19,000 win bonus)
def. Ashlee Evans-Smith: $30,000

Nik Lentz: $106,000 (includes $53,000 win bonus)
def. Scott Holtzman: $33,000

Luke Sanders: $38,000 (includes $19,000 win bonus)
def. Renan Barao: $53,000**

Emily Whitmire: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Alexandra Albu: $12,000

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