Chad Mendes stepped in on short notice to save the main-event of “UFC 189” and was rewarded handsomely for doing so. Conor McGregor was able to put away Mendes in less than ten minutes, but it wasn’t with ease. McGregor was cut open and was taken down several times before finishing Mendes with strikes in the second.
Rory MacDonald and Robbie Lawler put on an absolute war in the co main-event of the evening that saw both fighter’s faces mauled when all was said and done. While Lawler walked out with the gold, MacDonald showed that he truly is one of the toughest men in the UFC.
Check out the payout report, obtained by MMAJunkie from the Nevada State Athletic Commission:
Conor McGregor: $500,000 (No Win Bonus)
Chad Mendes: $500,000
Robbie Lawler: $300,000 (includes $150,000 win bonus)
Rory MacDonald: $59,000
Jeremy Stephens: $72,000 (includes $40,000 win bonus)*
Dennis Bermudez: $34,000**
Gunnar Nelson: $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus)
Brandon Thatch: $22,000
Thomas Almeida: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
Brad Pickett: $30,000
Matt Brown: $92,000 (includes $46,000 win bonus)
Tim Means: $23,000
Alex Garcia: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
Mike Swick: $48,000
John Howard: $42,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus)
Cathal Pendred: $10,000
Cody Garbrandt: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Henry Briones: $10,000
Louis Smolka: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
Neil Seery: $15,000
Cody Pfister: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Yosdenis Cedeno: $13,000
* – Stephens was fined 20% of purse ($8,000) for Missing Weight
** – Bermudez was given the 20% that Stephens was fined.
The disclosed purses reported by certain state athletic commissions don’t include any discretionary bonuses or performance bonuses that may be awarded to a fighter by the promotion. The following figures also don’t reflect any deductions made my the commission for insurance and taxes.
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