The payroll for UFC 182 is in, and unsurprisingly UFC light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones topped the payouts with a whopping $500,000, in addition to $50,000 for ‘Fight of the Night’ bonus.
Below is the official payroll, which was obtained by MMAJunkie from the NSAC.
Champ Jon Jones: $500,000 (no win bonus)
def. Daniel Cormier: $90,000
Donald Cerrone: $140,000 (includes $70,000 win bonus)
def. Myles Jury: $16,000
Brad Tavares: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
def. Nate Marquardt: $49,000
Kyoji Horiguchi: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
def. Louis Gaudinot: $10,000
Hector Lombard: $106,000 (includes $53,000 win bonus)
def. Josh Burkman: $45,000
Paul Felder: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Danny Castillo: $36,000
Cody Garbrandt: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Marcus Brimage: $12,000
Shawn Jordan: $44,000 (includes $22,000 win bonus)
def. Jared Cannonier: $8,000
Evan Dunham: $54,000 (includes $27,000 win bonus)
def. Rodrigo Damm: $12,000
Omari Akhmedov: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Mats Nilsson: $8,000
Marion Reneau: $17,600 (includes $8,000 win bonus)*
def. Alexis Dufresne: $6,400*
* – Dufresne missed weight and forfeited 20 percent of “show” money to Reneau
As always, the numbers mentioned above are not adjusted to reflect taxes, fighter insurance, fighter licensing, corner licenses for corner-men, money paid by sponsors, or PPV cuts.
In addition, Jon Jones, Daniel Cormier, Shawn Jordan, and Paul Felder all earned an additional $50,000 in bonus money, with Jones and Cormier earning for ‘Fight of the Night’ and Jordan and Felder earning for ‘Performance of the Night’ in their respected bouts.