UFC 226 full fighter salaries: Miocic $750,000, Cormier $500,000

The payouts have been released for Saturday night’s UFC 226 card in Las Vegas, and unsurprisingly the top earner on the card is heavyweight…

By: Mookie Alexander | 5 years ago
UFC 226 full fighter salaries: Miocic $750,000, Cormier $500,000
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The payouts have been released for Saturday night’s UFC 226 card in Las Vegas, and unsurprisingly the top earner on the card is heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic, who gets a career-high $750,000, with no win bonus. Miocic recently said he’s finally happy with his pay, and presumably he’s also getting pay-per-view points. Daniel Cormier is the second-highest earner at $500,000 + PPV points.

For the record, had Max Holloway vs. Brian Ortega gone on as planned, Holloway would’ve had a $350,000 salary (no win bonus), while Ortega was on a flat $250,000.

Here are the reported salaries courtesy of the Nevada Athletic Commission:

Main Card

Stipe Miocic: $750,000 (no win bonus)
Daniel Cormier: $500,000 (no win bonus)

Francis Ngannou: $100,000 ($100,000 to win)
Derrick Lewis: $130,000 ($130,000 to win)

Michael Chiesa: $48,000 ($48,000 to win)*
Anthony Pettis: $135,000 ($135,000 to win) – Chiesa missed weight, and if he wins, Pettis will receive 30% of Chiesa’s base salary and win money.

Gokhan Saki: $85,000 ($55,000 to win)
Khalil Rountree: $19,000 ($19,000 to win)

Preliminary Card

Uriah Hall: $48,000 ($48,000 to win)
Paulo Henrique Costa: $55,000 ($55,000 to win)

Paul Felder: $46,000 ($46,000 to win)
Mike Perry: $40,000 ($40,000 to win)

Raphael Assuncao: $70,000 ($60,000 to win)
Rob Font: $33,000 ($33,000 to win)

Curtis Millender: $15,000 ($15,000 to win)
Max Griffin: $20,000 ($20,000 to win)

Daniel Hooker: $30,000 ($30,000 to win)
Gilbert Burns: $31,000 ($31,000 to win)

Lando Vannata: $25,000 ($25,000 to win)
Drakkar Klose: $22,000 ($22,000 to win)

Jamie Moyle: $12,000 ($12,000 to win)
Emily Whitmire: $10,000 ($10,000 to win)

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