The disclosed salaries for tonight’s UFC 216 main and co-main event fighters were revealed earlier this evening.
In the evening’s featured bout, an interim lightweight title fight, Tony Ferguson will take home $250,000 to show and an extra $250,000 to defeat his opponent Kevin Lee (per Adam Hill).
Disclosed salaries for #ufc216: Ferguson will make 250K to show and 250K to win. Lee will get 250 and 50. DJ gets 370K. Borg 100.
— Adam Hill (@AdamHillLVRJ) October 8, 2017
Meanwhile, “The MoTown Phenom” is guaranteed $250,000 for his efforts. Lee can pocket an extra $50,000 if he is able to defeat “El Cucuy”.
Neither Ferguson or Lee will be receiving pay-per-view points from tonight’s event (as per Ariel Helwani).
Tony Ferguson's disclosed pay for tonight is 250/250. Kevin Lee is 250/50, per NAC. Neither getting PPV points.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) October 8, 2017
In the co-main event of the evening, long time flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson will pocket a guaranteed $370,000 while his opponent Ray Borg is guaranteed $100,000 win or lose.
“Mighty Mouse” will earn pay-per-view points for the first time in his UFC career for tonight’s UFC 216 event.
Tony Ferguson will enter tongiht’s title fight sporting an impressive nine fight win streak. “El Cucuy” was most recently seen in action in November of 2016, where he scored a unanimous decision victory over former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos. Ferguson has scored six stoppage victories during his current nine fight win streak.
Meanwhile, Kevin Lee is currently riding a five fight win streak, his latest being a first-round technical submission victory over Michael Chiesa this past June in Oklahoma. “The MoTown Phenom” has scored finishes in four of his past five bouts.
In the co-main event of the evening UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson will look to make history by defeating Ray Borg.
If “Mighty Mouse” can defeat Borg tonight, he will break Anderson Silva’s record by earning his eleventh straight successful title defense.
Johnson was most recently seen in action at April’s UFC on FOX event in Kansas City, where he scored a third-round submission victory over Wilson Reis.
As for Ray Borg, “The Tazmexican Devil” is currently riding a two fight win streak, scoring decision wins over Louis Smolka and most recently Jussier Formiga.