UFC 214 Fighter Salaries

It was a very rough night in the Octagon for Daniel Cormier at UFC 214 on Saturday night, but despite his KO loss he can at least console himself with the fact that he was still the evening’s top earner with a $1,000,000 payday.

The man who defeated him by KO to win back the light-heavyweight title, Jon Jones, had to settle for a $500,000 salary on this occasion, as did welterweight kingpin Tyron Woodley.

Former 170lb titleholder Robbie Lawler was next up with a $300,000 salary, while newly crowned women’s featherweight champion Cris ‘Cyborg’ took home $200,000 and Jimi Manuwa came away with $120,000.

Despite losing out on the scorecards in his fight with Lawler, Donald Cerrone still trousered $155,000, while Demian Maia and Volkan Oezdemir bolstered their bank accounts by $110,000.

Rounding off the six-figure earners were Ricardo Lamas with $106,000 and former Invicta FC 135lb champ Tonya Evinger who banked $100,000.

Jon Jones: $500,000 (no win bonus)

def. Daniel Cormier: $1,000,000

Tyron Woodley: $500,000 (no win bonus)

def. Demian Maia: $110,000

Cristiane Justino: $200,000 (no win bonus)

def. Tonya Evinger: $100,000

Robbie Lawler: $300,000 (includes $100,000 win bonus)

def. Donald Cerrone: $155,000

Volkan Oezdemir: $110,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)

def. Jimi Manuwa: $120,000

Ricardo Lamas: $106,000 (includes $53,000 win bonus)

def. Jason Knight $31,000

Aljamain Sterling: $66,000 (includes $33,000 win bonus)

def. Renan Barao: $53,000

Brian Ortega: $52,000 (includes $26,000 win bonus)

def. Ricardo Moicano: $23,000

Calvin Kattar: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)

def. Andre Fili: $24,000

Alexandra Albu: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)

def. Kailin Curran: $20,000

Jarred Brooks: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)

def. Eric Shelton: $10,000

Drew Dober: $44,000 (includes $22,000 win bonus)

def. Josh Burkman $54,000

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