Miocic tops UFC 226 salaries

July 6, 2018

The Nevada Athletic Commission has disclosed the payouts for UFC 226 tomorrow.  Stipe Miocic is making $750,000 for his title defense against Daniel Cormier.

The UFC Light Heavyweight Champion is making $500,000 for his part in the main event.

The rest of the payouts via MMA Junkie:

  • Champ Stipe Miocic: $750,000 (no win bonus)
    Champ Daniel Cormier: $500,000 (no win bonus)
  • Francis Ngannou: $100,000 to show ($100,000 to win)
    Derrick Lewis: $130,000 to show ($130,000 to win)
  • Michael Chiesa: $48,000 to show ($48,000 to win)*
    Anthony Pettis: $135,000 to show ($135,000 to win)
  • Gokhan Saki: $85,000 to show ($55,000 to win)
    Khalil Rountree: $19,000 to show ($19,000 to win)
  • Uriah Hall: $48,000 to show ($48,000 to win)
    Paulo Costa: $55,000 to show ($55,000 to win)
  • Paul Felder: $46,000 to show ($46,000 to win)
    Mike Perry: $40,000 to show ($40,000 to win)
  • Raphael Assuncao: $70,000 to show ($60,000 to win)
    Rob Font: $33,000 to show ($33,000 to win)
  • Curtis Millender: $15,000 to show ($15,000 to win)
    Max Griffin: $20,000 to show ($20,000 to win)
  • Daniel Hooker: $30,000 to show ($30,000 to win)
    Gilbert Burns: $31,000 to show ($31,000 to win)
  • Landon Vannata: $25,000 to show ($25,000 to win)
    Drakkar Klose: $22,000 to show ($22,000 to win)
  • Jamie Moyle: $12,000 to show ($12,000 to win)
    Emily Whitmire: $10,000 to show ($10,000 to win)

Payout Perspective:

Michael Chiesa is forfeiting 30% of his purse to Anthony Pettis due to not making weight.  Pettis is making a gaudy $135,000 to show and $135,000 to win plus Chiesa’s $14,400 which will have him nearing $300,000 if he wins.  The co-main event of Ngannou and Lewis drew the second-highest payout on the card with Ngannou having a chance for $200K and Lewis at $260,000.  It goes to show that the heavyweight division is the big-pay division.

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