On January 20, the UFC returned to Boston with UFC 220, a massive pay-per-view that featured title fights at both heavyweight and light heavyweight.
In the main event, UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic defended his title by outworking dangerous challenger Francis Ngannou to a unanimous decision, derailing one of MMA’s biggest hype trains in the process.
In the co-main event, meanwhile, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier slowed the momentum of surging Swiss knockout artist Volkan Oezdemir, who he took out with a second-round volley from the crucifix position.
While we have known for some time how much the fighters on the UFC 220 bill earned for wearing Reebok per the UFC’s athlete outfitting deal, actual fighter salaries have only recently been disclosed.
While there were some rather paltry paydays on the undercard (two fighters earned just $10,000), the four fighters in the two title fights that topped the bill earned some massive paydays. Combined, in fact, they made almost $2 million, accounting for the vast majority of the card’s total $2,549,000 payout.
Here’s a full rundown of the UFC 220 salaries, via MMAJunkie.com.
Stipe Miocic $600,000 (no win bonus)
def. Franciso Ngannou $500,000
Daniel Cormier $500,000 (no win bonus)
def. Volkan Oezdemir $350,000
Calvin Kattar $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
def. Shane Burgos $22,000
Gian Villante $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)
def. Francimar Barrosso $27,000
Rob Font $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
def. Thomas Almeida $36,000
Kyle Bochniak $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Brandon Davis $10,000
Abdul Razak Alhassan $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
def. Sabah Homasi $12,000
Dustin Ortiz $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
def. Alexandre Pantoja $14,000
Julio Arce $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Dan Ige $10,000
Enrique Barzola $42,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus)
def. Matt Bessette $12,000
Islam Makhachev $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus)
def. Gleison Tibau $50,000
What do you think of the fighter salaries for UFC 220? Do you think any particular fighters should have been paid more? Join the debate in the comments section.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 1/31/2018.