The checks have been written for the folks doing work at the UFC 227 pay-per-view (PPV) event, held last Saturday night (Aug. 4, 2018) inside Staples Center in Los Angeles, and are now delivered to your hands courtesy of California State Athletic Commission.
Leading the payday way is former UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson, who surrendered his 125-pound strap to division rival Henry Cejudo after five rounds of back-and-forth action (recap).
Don’t worry, “Mighty Mouse” has 380,000 reasons to feel better about himself.
Close behind him with $350,000 is reigning bantamweight kingpin TJ Dillashaw. Cody Garbrandt, who succumbed to the champ by way of first-round technical knockout, takes home $200,000 in defeat.
The full list of UFC 227 salaries includes:
T.J. Dillashaw: $350,000 (no win bonus)
def. Cody Garbrandt: $200,000
Henry Cejudo: $100,000 (no win bonus)
def. Demetrious Johnson: $380,000
Renato Moicano: $52,000 ($26,000 win bonus)
def. Cub Swanson: $90,000
J.J. Aldrich: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
def. Polyana Viana: $12,000
Thiago “Marreta” Santos: $96,000 (includes $48,000 win bonus)
def. Kevin Holland: $13,000
Pedro Munhoz: $84,000 (includes $42,000 win bonus)
def. Brett Johns: $22,000
Ricky Simon: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Montel Jackson: $10,000
Ricardo Ramos: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
def. Kyung Ho Kang: $16,000
Sheymon Moraes: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Matt Sayles: $10,000
Alex Perez: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
def. Jose Torres: $14,000
Weili Zhang: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
def. Danielle Taylor: $20,000
Marlon Vera: $64,000 (includes $32,000 win bonus)
def. Wuliji Buren: $10,000
The total disclosed payroll for UFC 227 was $1,707,000.
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 those figures for “Dillashaw vs. Garbrandt 2” click here.