UFC 219 Salaries | Cris Cyborg and Holly Holm earn top paydays

January 3, 2018 6:36 am by Tom Taylor
Cris Cyborg, Holly Holm, UFC 219 salaries

Last weekend, the UFC touched down in Las Vegas, Nevada with UFC 219.

In the card’s main event, we watched Cris Cyborg defend her women’s featherweight title by out-duelling Holly Holm to a unanimous decision win. In the co-main event, meanwhile, we saw lightweight star Khabib Nurmagomedov extend his record to an insane 25-0, bludgeoning Edson Barboza to a unanimous decision win. Elsewhere on the main card, we saw Dan Hooker tap Mark Diakiese, Neil Magny outwork Carlos Condit, and Carla Esparza sneak by rising prospect Cynthia Calvillo.

Ahead of this card, we learned that Cris Cyborg would be earning a massive $500,000, win or lose, while Holm was set to pocket a guaranteed $300,000. Now the purses for the entire card have been revealed. As expected Cyborg and Holm led the way, though Khabib Nurmagomedov and Neil Magny also passed the $100,000 mark with their wins.

Here’s a rundown of the UFC 219 salaries (via MMAFighting.com).

UFC 219 Salaries: 

Main Card (Pay-per-view)
Cris Cyborg ($500,000 + no win bonus = $500,000) def. Holly Holm ($300,000)
Khabib Nurmagomedov ($80,000 + $80,000 = $160,000) def. Edson Barboza ($75,000)
Dan Hooker ($24,000 + $24,000 = $48,000) def. Marc Diakiese ($24,000)
Carla Esparza: ($36,000 + $36,000 = $72,000) def. Cynthia Calvillo ($41,000)
Neil Magny ($70,000 + $70,000 = $140,000) def. Carlos Condit ($115,000)

Preliminary Card (FOX Sports 1)
Michal Oleksiejczuk ($12,000 + $12,000 = $24,000) def. Khalil Rountree ($19,000)
Myles Jury ($33,000 + $33,000 = $66,000) def. Rick Glenn ($22,000)
Omari Akhmedov ($29,000) vs. Marvin Vettori ($32,000) ruled a majority draw
Matheus Nicolau ($14,000 + $14,000 = $28,000) def. Louis Smolka ($32,000)

Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Tim Elliott ($28,000 + $28,000 = $56,000) def. Mark De La Rosa ($12,000)

Khabib Nurmagomedov

This, of course, isn’t all the fighters on the UFC 219 bill took home. They also got paid for wearing Reebok, through the UFC’s athlete outfitting deal with Reebok.

Reebok Payout for UFC 219

Cris Cyborg: $40,000
def. Holly Holm: $30,000

Khabib Nurmagomedov: $5,000
def. Edson Barboza: $15,000

Dan Hooker: $5,000
def. Marc Diakiese: $2,500

Carla Esparza: $5,000
def. Cynthia Calvillo: $2,500

Neil Magny: $15,000
def. Carlos Condit: $15,000

Michal Oleksiejczuk: $2,500
def. Khalil Rountree: $5,000

Myles Jury: $5,000
def. Rick Glenn: $2,500

Marvin Vettori: $2,500
vs. Omari Akhmedov: $5,000

Matheus Nicolau: $2,500
def. Louis Smolka: $5,000

Tim Elliott: $5,000
def. Mark De La Rosa: $2,500

What do you think of the salaries for UFC 219?

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 1/3/2018.


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