Reigning UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will defend his title later tonight (Sat., July 6, 2019) at UFC 239 live on ESPN+ pay-per-view (PPV) from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, against surging Brazilian finisher Thiago Santos.
Jones, who is expected to get past Santos and continue his dominant reign atop the 205-pound division, will be counted on to hold down a rather exciting PPV card. For his main event services, “Bones” will earn a fight purse of $500,000, per salaries released to MMA Junkie by the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC).
Not too shabby considering they’ll be more bucks to earn after everything is all said and done.
Also taking place at UFC 239 is a co-main event pitting UFC women’s bantamweight and featherweight champion Amanda Nunes against former UFC titleholder Holly Holm. “Lioness” is coming off a masterful knockout performance against Cris Cyborg this past December and will earn $300,000 for her fourth-straight women’s bantamweight title defense. A victory for Nunes over Holm will allow her to earn an extra $200,00 to match Jones on the night.
Check below for a complete list of UFC 239’s salaries:
Jon Jones ($500,000; no win bonus)
vs. Thiago Santos ($350,000; no win bonus)
Amanda Nunes ($300,000; $200,000 win bonus)
vs. Holly Holm ($300,000; no win bonus)
Ben Askren ($210,000; $160,000 win bonus)
vs. Jorge Masvidal ($100,000; $100,000 win bonus)
Jan Blachowicz ($46,000; $46,000 win bonus)
vs. Luke Rockhold ($200,000; $150,000 win bonus)
Michael Chiesa ($52,000; $52,000 win bonus)
vs. Diego Sanchez ($103,000; $103,000 win bonus)
Arnold Allen ($32,000; $32,000 win bonus)
vs. Gilbert Melendez ($200,000; no win bonus)
Nohelin Hernandez ($12,000; $12,000 win bonus)
vs. Marlon Vera ($48,000; $48,000 win bonus)
Claudia Gadelha ($51,000; $51,000 win bonus)
vs. Randa Markos ($30,000; $30,000 win bonus)
Alejandro Perez ($42,000; $42,000 win bonus)
vs. Song Yadong ($45,000; $45,000 win bonus)
Jack Marshman ($30,000; $30,000 win bonus)
vs. Edmen Shahbazyan ($16,000; $16,000 win bonus)
Ismail Naurdiev ($14,000; $14,000 win bonus)
vs. Chance Rencountre ($14,000; $14,000 win bonus)
Julia Avila ($10,000; $10,000 win bonus)
vs. Pannie Kianzad ($12,000; $12,000 win bonus)
For complete UFC 239 results and coverage click here.