The final payouts have been released by Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) for the UFC 248: “Adesanya vs. Romero” pay-per-view (PPV) event, which took place last Sat. night (March 7, 2020) inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya was the big winner of the night, taking home $500,000 for his five-round win over 185-pound contender, Yoel Romero, who should probably give his $350,000 to Weili Zhang and Joanna Jedrzejczyk after their 25-minute bloodbath in the strawweight co-main event.
They went out there and earned it.
Here is the compete list of UFC 248 payouts, which includes win bonuses.
Israel Adesanya: $500,000 (no win bonus)
def. Yoel Romero: $350,000
Zhang Weili: $200,000 (includes $100,000 win bonus)
def. Joanna Jedrzejczyk: $106,000
Beneil Dariush: $140,000 (includes $70,000 win bonus)
def. Drakkar Klose: $40,000
Neil Magny: $152,000 (includes $76,000 win bonus)
def. Li Jingliang: $64,000
Alex Oliveira: $128,000 (includes $64,000 win bonus)
def. Max Griffin: $35,000
Sean O’Malley: $70,000 (includes $35,000 win bonus)
def. Jose Quinonez: $33,000
Mark Madsen: $66,000 (includes $33,000 win bonus)
def. Austin Hubbard: $12,000
Rodolfo Vieira: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
def. Saparbek Safarov: $22,000
Gerald Meerschaert: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
def. Deron Winn: $12,000
Giga Chikadze: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Jamall Emmers: $10,000
Danaa Batgerel: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Guido Cannetti: $14,000
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, as well as the occasional (and undisclosed) locker room bonuses (sample those figures here).
For complete UFC 248: “Adesanya vs. Romero” results and recap click here.