UFC 298 salaries revealed: Alexander Volkanovski leads the way

By Cole Shelton - February 17, 2024

Alexander Volkanovski will be pocketing the most money at UFC 298.

Alexander Volkanovski, Ilia Topuria, UFC 298

UFC 298 is set to go down on Saturday night in Anaheim, California and the salaries for the card have been released. Combat sports reporter Manouk Akopyan obtained a copy of the guaranteed minimum purses and bonuses for UFC 298, as filed with the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC).

It should be noted that these salaries are just what the UFC is disclosing to the CSAC. Meaning, these salaries do not include bonuses like Performance of the Night, sponsorships, pay-per-view points, or other locker room bonuses that the UFC decides to hand out.

To no surprise, UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski is set to make the most money at $750,000, while Ilia Topuria who is challenging for the belt has a disclosed payout of $350,000. In the co-main event, former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker will bank $300,000 with a $100,000 win bonus while Paulo Costa will make $250,000 with a $100,000 win bonus.

Also on the UFC 298 main card, Henry Cejduo is set to make $150,000 to show and $150,000 to win against Merab Dvalishvili who will pocket $105,000 to show and $105,000 to win.

One of the more noticeable salaries is Ian Machado Garry who will only be making $55,000 to show and $55,000 to win. The Irishman has been brash on how big of a star he is, but he will earn less than 14 fighters on the card.

The full UFC 298 salaries are as follows:

The salaries are disclosed in their show/win format, as if the fighter wins at UFC 298 they will also receive their second pay:

  • Alexander Volkanovski ($750,000 flat)
  • Ilia Topuria ($350,000 flat)
  • Robert Whittaker ($300,000/$100,000)
  • Paulo Costa ($250,000/$100,000)
  • Geoff Neal ($108,000/$108,000)
  • Ian Machado Garry ($55,000/$55,000)
  • Merab Dvalishvili ($105,000/$105,000)
  • Henry Cejudo ($150,000/$150,000)
  • Anthony Hernandez ($66,000/$66,000)
  • Roman Kopylov ($80,000/$80,000)
  • Amanda Lemos ($80,000/$80,000)
  • Mackenzie Dern ($200,000/$100,000)
  • Marcos Rogerio de Lima ($100,000/$100,000)
  • Junior Tafa (not revealed, short-notice replacement)
  • Rinya Nakamura ($23,000/$23,000)
  • Carlos Vera ($12,000/$12,000)
  • Zhang Mingyang ($10,000/$10,000)
  • Brendson Ribeiro ($10,000/$10,000)
  • Josh Quinlan ($12,000/$12,000)
  • Danny Barlow ($10,000/$10,000)
  • Oban Elliott ($10,000/$10,000)
  • Val Woodburn ($15,000/$15,000)
  • Andrea Lee ($70,000/$70,000)
  • Miranda Maverick ($75,000/$75,000)

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