The UFC 226 fighter salaries have been revealed and current UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic (18-2 MMA) will take home an event high $750,000 for his efforts on Saturday night.
As for Miocic’s UFC 226 opponent, current UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier (20-1 MMA), “DC” will pocket a cool $500,000 for the pairs highly anticipated super fight.
Get the full list of UFC 226 payouts below (as obtained by MMAJunkie):
Champ Stipe Miocic: $750,000 (no win bonus)
vs. Champ Daniel Cormier: $500,000 (no win bonus)
Francis Ngannou: $100,000 to show ($100,000 to win)
vs. Derrick Lewis: $130,000 to show ($130,000 to win)
Michael Chiesa: $48,000 to show ($48,000 to win)*
vs. Anthony Pettis: $135,000 to show ($135,000 to win)
Gokhan Saki: $85,000 to show ($55,000 to win)
vs. Khalil Rountree: $19,000 to show ($19,000 to win)
Uriah Hall: $48,000 to show ($48,000 to win)
vs. Paulo Costa: $55,000 to show ($55,000 to win)
Paul Felder: $46,000 to show ($46,000 to win)
vs. Mike Perry: $40,000 to show ($40,000 to win)
Raphael Assuncao: $70,000 to show ($60,000 to win)
vs. Rob Font: $33,000 to show ($33,000 to win)
Curtis Millender: $15,000 to show ($15,000 to win)
vs. Max Griffin: $20,000 to show ($20,000 to win)
Daniel Hooker: $30,000 to show ($30,000 to win)
vs. Gilbert Burns: $31,000 to show ($31,000 to win)
Landon Vannata: $25,000 to show ($25,000 to win)
vs. Drakkar Klose: $22,000 to show ($22,000 to win)
Jamie Moyle: $12,000 to show ($12,000 to win)
vs. Emily Whitmire: $10,000 to show ($10,000 to win)
Current UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway was expected to defend his title against undefeated contender Brian Ortega in the co-headliner of this weekend’s UFC 226 event.
Unfortunately for fight fans, “Blessed” was forced to pullout of the highly aintipcated bout with “T-City” after suffering from concussion-like symptoms.
Had they fought, Max Holloway stood to make $350,000 flat for his title fight with Ortega, while Brian was set to pocket $250,000 win or lose.
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