This past weekend the UFC held arguably one of the biggest Pay-Per View’s of the year in UFC 178.
The card was headlined by Demetrious Johnson as he defended his flyweight title against Chris Cariaso. Johnson emerged victorious, defeating Cariaso via submission in the second round.
Below is the salary report for the event, which was obtained by MMAJunkie from the NSAC.
* indicates ‘Performance of the Night’ bonus, worth $50,000
** indicates ‘Fight of the Night’ bonus, worth $50,000 for both fighters involved.
Demetrious Johnson: $183,000 (includes $54,000 win bonus)
def. Chris Cariaso: $24,000
Donald Cerrone: $126,000 (includes $63,000 win bonus)
def. Eddie Alvarez: $100,000
*Conor McGregor: $150,000 (includes $75,000 win bonus)
def. Dustin Poirier: $34,000
**Yoel Romero: $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus)
def. **Tim Kennedy: $70,000
Cat Zingano: $18,000 (includes $9,000 win bonus)
def. Amanda Nunes: $15,000
*Dominick Cruz: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)
def. Takeya Mizugaki: $32,000
Jorge Masvidal: $90,000 (includes $45,000 win bonus)
def. James Krause: $15,000
Stephen Thompson: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus)
def. Patrick Cote: $33,000
Brian Ebersole: $42,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus)
def. John Howard: $21,000
Kevin Lee: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Jon Tuck: $10,000
Manny Gamburyan: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
def. Cody Gibson: $10,000
With the added in bonus figures, Conor McGregor topped the payroll at $200,000, Yoel Romero made $108,000, Tim Kennedy made $120,000, and Dominick Cruz made $150,000.