UFC 209 main card paydays

March 5, 2017

ESPN’s Brett Okamoto obtained the salaries for Saturday night’s UFC 209.  The salaries, disclosed by the Nevada Athletic Commission, reflects some notable six figure paydays.

Due to complications from weight-cutting, Khabib Nurmogemonov lost out on a $500,000 payday.  Tony Ferguson was to have made $250,000 to show and another $250,000 to win in the bout that once again never happened.

Other paydays from the main card:

Tyron Woodley $400,000 to show and $100,000 to win

Vs. Stephen Thompson $380,000 to show ($180,000 if he won)

Alistair Overeem $750,000 (no win bonus)

Vs. Mark Hunt $750,000 (no win bonus if he won)

David  Teymur $14,000 to show, $14,000 to win

Vs. Lando Vannata $27,000 to show (and $27,000 if he won)

Daniel Kelly $27,000 to show, $20,000 to win

Vs. Rashad Evans $135,000 to show ($150,000 if he won)

Cynthia Carvillo $10,000 to show, $10,000 for win

Vs. Amanda Cooper $17,000 to show ($17,000 if she won)

Payout Perspective:

MMA Junkie confirmed that Ferguson was paid his fight purse of $250,000.  Still, it is disappointing that he did not have a chance at the $250,000 to win.  He did turned down a fill-in fight due to reports that he would have been paid less than his original contracted fight with Khabib.  Hunt and Overeem making $750K each is a little surprising.  Hunt made $700,000 at UFC 200.  Overeem made $800K in his title chance against Stipe Miocic last September.  It is a little interesting that Thompson had an opportunity to make more than Woodley on Saturday.

13 Responses to “UFC 209 main card paydays”

  1. d on March 5th, 2017 10:55 AM

    Something to point out- Woodley has ppv points in his contract. Whether or not he hit those marks is unknown, but I doubt Thompson did. So the upside is higher for Woodley.

  2. Wil on March 5th, 2017 12:33 PM

    Good to see Woodley win, love that guy, hope to see him hold on to the title as long as he can and I hope he keeps telling it like it is and sticking it to the bias in that promotion

  3. TOPS E on March 5th, 2017 3:30 PM

    Dw continues to say thompson won to anybody who would care to listen because favorite wnderboy is a “demo” potential….also saying they would take care of romero sounds really off…..desperate

  4. d on March 5th, 2017 6:33 PM

    Yeah, the really biased promotion. Because guys like Woodley are oppressed by being gifted title shots, victories, etc. all while claiming they are the best fighter in the world.

    The only person who claims that there is a race situation in mma is Woodley.

  5. AnonUFC on March 5th, 2017 9:28 PM

    Is there any word on the Fight pass and Prelims salary?

  6. TOPS E on March 6th, 2017 12:14 AM

    Years ago romero vs jacare should fight to save weidman ….when finally they had to fight weidman got destroyed….now romero bisping,oh gsp should fight him so whoever wins satisfies the demo..we’ll pay romero hahahaha….now when wonderboy had a draw( lost) immediate rematch hahaha

  7. TOPS E on March 6th, 2017 12:20 AM

    Dw before the decision chatting with wonderboy,brought in bluejay player,when the announcement was made he looked pissed placing the belt on woodley hahahaha

  8. Diego on March 6th, 2017 6:37 AM

    The main event was horrible. I think that’s why Dana looked disappointed. It was horrible because of both fighters.

  9. mukund on March 6th, 2017 9:02 AM

    lack lustre main event… Khabib and Tony would have been satisfying. Please bring a more exciting fighter to face tyron. I think condit would be just perfect

  10. d on March 6th, 2017 4:57 PM

    Marcin Tybura: $72,000 (includes $36,000 win bonus)
    Luis Henrique Barbosa de Oliveira: $16,000

    Darren Elkins: $92,000 (includes $46,000 win bonus)
    Mirsad Bektic: $21,000

    Iuri Alcantara: $68,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)
    Luke Sanders: $12,000

    Mark Godbeer: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
    Daniel Spitz: $12,000

    Tyson Pedro: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
    Paul Craig: $12,000

    Albert Morales: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
    Andre Soukhamthath: $10,000

    The rest.

  11. Wil on March 6th, 2017 7:35 PM

    TOPS E, bingo…Wonderboy was a future hype job like Northcutt, Van Zant….and Woodley who will NEVER be able to sell tickets with the UFC demographic is White’ worst nightmare….and I am loving it lol

  12. Random Dude on March 6th, 2017 7:42 PM

    The only thing worst than that main event would have been Stephen Thompson becoming champion. He fought a garbage fight and took more damage than Woodley. Horrible fight, but what a horrible way for someone to become a champion if he had won.

  13. d on March 6th, 2017 11:09 PM

    Wonderboy was such a hype job, the majority of news outlets, fighters, trainers, etc pointed out that he won the fight. He also beat Rory MacDonald, someone who beat the crap out of Woodley.

    There’s no hype when you fight someone 2x and arguably win both of them. He belonged in there with him and was arguably the better fighter.

    Northcutt and Van Zant are nowhere in his league. Only boxing fans who hate mma would say such an absurd thing.

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