UFC 219 fighter payouts for those athletes competing at the "Cyborg vs Holm" pay-per-view (PPV) event last night (Sat., Dec. 30, 2017) from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Nevada have been revealed.
Leading the way was Cris Cyborg, who banked $500,000 following her five-round war against Holly Holm (see it), who managed to rake in $300,000 in defeat. Cyborg defeated “The Preacher’s Daughter” via unanimous decision in a title fight that also earned each lady $50,000 in “Fight of the Night” bonuses.
Not a bad night for the hard-hitting strikers.
Meanwhile, the next highest earner was Khabib Nurmagomedov, who banked $160,000 after walking right through Edson Barboza, while Neil Magny was close behind with $140,000.
That's not all. Here is the complete list of UFC 219 payouts and salaries (via MMA Junkie):
Cris Cyborg: $500,000 (no win bonus) def. Holly Holm: $300,000
Khabib Nurmagomedov: $160,000 (includes $80,000 win bonus) def. Edson Barboza: $75,000
Dan Hooker: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus) def. Marc Diakiese: $24,000
Carla Esparza: $72,000 (includes $36,000 win bonus) def. Cynthia Calvillo: $41,000
Neil Magny: $140,000 (includes $70,000 win bonus) def. Carlos Condit: $115,000
Michal Oleksiejczuk: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Khalil Rountree: $19,000
Myles Jury: $66,000 (includes $33,000 win bonus) def. Rick Glenn: $22,000
Omari Akhmedov: $29,000 vs. Marvin Vettori: $32,000 (fight was a majority draw)
Matheus Nicolau: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus) def. Louis Smolka: $32,000
Tim Elliott: $56,000 (includes $28,000 win bonus) def. Mark De La Rosa: $12,000
The total disclosed payroll for UFC 219 was $ 1,795,000
Keep in mind the salaries listed above do not include fight bonuses, Reebok sponsorships, percentages and other unofficial payments. It also does not include deductions for expenses such as insurance, taxes, etc.
For example, the promotion often hands out extra cash for "Fight of the Night" and "Performance of the Night" bonuses. To check out these figures for "Ferguson vs, Lee" click here.
For complete UFC 219 results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here.