Sunday, October 8, 2017

UFC 216 salaries: Tony Ferguson cashes $500,000 for interim title win

UFC 216 salaries

  Tony Ferguson has staked his claim to the UFC Lightweight championship.

'El Cucuy' finished Kevin Lee in the third round via a triangle choke of their UFC 216 main event on Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Ferguson won his 10th consecutive bout and claimed the UFC’s interim lightweight championship.
In the co-main event Demetrious Johnson successfully defended his flyweight title for a UFC record-breaking 11th time, stopping Ray Borg by an armor submission in the fifth round.

Financially, MMAjunkie obtained the list of disclosed payouts from the Nevada State Athletic Commission, which oversaw UFC 216.

Here is how much the fighters made at UFC 216:

Tony Ferguson: $500,000 (includes $250,000 win bonus)
def. Kevin Lee: $250,000

Demetrious Johnson: $370,000 (no win bonus)
def. Ray Borg: $100,000

Fabricio Werdum: $400,000 (includes $125,000 win bonus)
def. Walt Harris: $28,000

Mara Romero Borella: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Kalindra Faria: $12,000

Beneil Dariush: $48,000*
vs. Evan Dunham: $40,000*

Cody Stamann: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Tom Duquesnoy: $23,000

Bobby Green: $24,000*
vs. Lando Vannata: $25,000*

Poliana Botelho: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Pearl Gonzalez: $10,000

Matt Schnell: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Marco Beltran: $14,000

John Moraga: $68,000 (includes $34,000 win bonus)
def. Magomed Bibulatov: $17,000

Brad Tavares: $74,000 (includes $37,000 win bonus)
def. Thales Leites: $57,000.