UFC 222 salaries: Cris Cyborg pockets $500K

Cris Cyborg

Last night, the UFC returned to its home turf of Las Vegas, Nevada, with the exciting UFC 222 pay-per-view.

The card was headlined by a women’s featherweight title fight between champion Cris Cyborg and challenger Yana Kunitskaya. This bout that replaced the card’s originally scheduled main event, a men’s featherweight title fight between champion Max Holloway and challenger Frankie Edgar. Cyborg won this main event battle by first-round TKO.

In the co-main event, the aforementioned Edgar took a high-risk, late-notice bout with surging contender Brian Ortega. Unfortunately for him, this gamble didn’t pay off, as he was put down by a thudding first-round uppercut.

Elsewhere on the card, we saw bantamweight prospect “Sugar” Sean O’Malley survive a third-round leg injury to defeat fellow prospect Andre Soukhamthath by decision, while former heavyweight Andrei Arlovski defeated Stefan Struve by decision, and surging women’s bantamweight contender Ketlen Vieira picked up her own decision win over former title challenger Cat Zingano.

Shortly after the event, the official salaries of the 24 fighters on the bill were revealed. As expected, the champ Cyborg led paydays for the event, earning $500,000. Interestingly, hot-and-cold heavyweight veteran Andrei Arlovski pocketed the next biggest check at $275,000.

Here’s a full rundown of the UFC 222 salaries (via MMAJunkie.com).

Cris Cyborg: $500,000 (no win bonus)
def. Yana Kunitskaya: $100,000

Brian Ortega: $200,000 (includes $100,000 win bonus)
def. Frankie Edgar: $195,000

Sean O’Malley: $44,000 (includes $22,000 win bonus)
def. Andre Soukhamthath: $19,000

Andrei Arlovski: $275,000 (no win bonus)
def. Stefan Struve: $77,000

Ketlen Vieira: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
def. Cat Zingano: $35,000

Mackenzie Dern: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
def. Ashley Yoder: $12,000

Alexander Hernandez: $26,000 (includes $13,000 win bonus)
def. Beneil Dariush: $48,000

John Dodson: $82,000 (includes $41,000 win bonus)
def. Pedro Munhoz: $34,000

C. B. Dollaway: $92,000 (includes $46,000 win bonus)
def. Hector Lombard: $62,000

Zak Ottow: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
def. Mike Pyle: $55,000

Cody Stamann: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
def. Bryan Caraway: $21,000

Jordan Johnson: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
def. Adam Milstead: $12,000

What do you think of the salaries for UFC 222?

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 3/4/2018.

This article appeared first on BJPENN.COM