The Nevada Athletic Commission has released the official salaries for all the contestants who competed in Saturday’s “UFC 182: Jones vs. Cormier” event.
As expected, reigning light heavyweight king Jon Jones (pictured) was the night’s biggest winner. Not only because he retained his title against Daniel Cormier in the main event, but he walked away with a flat $500,000 salary.
Cormier received $90,000 for stepping into the cage.
Donald Cerrone was the card’s second-highest earner with $140,000 (half coming via win bonus) for beating Myles Jury.
Please keep in mind, the numbers that get reported to the athletic commissions are only of what’s required. These figures do not include deductions for items such as licenses and taxes.
Additionally, they do not contain money paid by sponsors or any bonuses from the UFC. These royalties can include pay-per-view commissions, Fight Night bonuses, top secret discretionary bonuses, etc., which can oftentimes represent a substantial portion of a fighter’s total income.
MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas hosted Saturday’s event.
(Total disclosed payroll: $1.3 million)
Marion Reneau: $17,600 (includes $8,000 win bonus)*
Defeated Alexis Dufresne: $6,400
Omari Akhmedov: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Defeated Mats Nilsson: $8,000
Evan Dunham: $54,000 (includes $27,000 win bonus)
Defeated Rodrigo Damm: $12,000
Shawn Jordan: $44,000 (includes $22,000 win bonus)
Defeated Jared Cannonier: $8,000
Cody Garbrandt: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Defeated Marcus Brimage: $12,000
Paul Felder: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Defeated Danny Castillo: $36,000
Hector Lombard: $106,000 (includes $53,000 win bonus)
Defeated Josh Burkman: $45,000
Kyoji Horiguchi: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
Defeated Louis Gaudinot: $10,000
Brad Tavares: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
Defeated Nate Marquardt: $49,000
Donald Cerrone: $140,000 (includes $70,000 win bonus)
Defeated Myles Jury: $16,000
Jon Jones: $500,000 (no win bonus)
Defeated Daniel Cormier: $90,000
* – Dufresne missed weight and forfeits 20 percent ($1,600) of her purse to Reneau