UFC 229 is a historic event, and it will have some historic paychecks as well. The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the salaries for the show (via MMA Fighting), and both headliners are set to take home seven-figure marks. And that’s just in base pay.
According to the commission, UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov will earn two million dollars, with no win bonus, in base pay for the fight. His opponent, challenger Conor McGregor, will earn a cool three million with no win bonus.
Remember, this doesn’t include any money from PPV points, which is expected to inflate that number significantly for both fighters.
Besides the two men at the top of the card, three other fighters – Tony Ferguson, Anthony Pettis, and Derrick Lewis – are set to take home six-figure base salaries, and can double that with a win.
Here’s a look at the full list of salaries for Saturday’s show in the T-Mobile Arena:
Khabib Nurmagomedov ($2,000,000/$0)
Conor McGregor ($3,000,000/$0)
Tony Ferguson ($150,000/$5,000)
Anthony Pettis ($145,000/$145,000)
Ovince Saint Preux ($86,000/$86,000)
Dominick Reyes ($45,000/$45,000)
Derrick Lewis ($135,000/$135,000)
Alexander Volkov ($75,000/$75,000)
Michelle Waterson ($50,000/$50,000)
Felice Herrig ($40,000/$40,000)
Sergio Pettis ($46,000/$46,000)
Jussier Formiga ($43,000/$43,000)
Vicente Luque ($38,000/$38,000)
Jalin Turner ($10,000/$10,000)
Aspen Ladd ($12,000/$12,000)
Tonya Evinger ($30,000/$30,000)
Scott Holtzman ($20,000/$20,000)
Alan Patrick ($25,000/$25,000)
Gray Maynard ($54,000/$54,000)
Nik Lentz ($50,000/$50,000)
Ryan LaFlare ($33,000/$33,000)
Tony Martin ($28,000/$28,000)
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