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UFC 230’s Official Payouts Have Been Revealed

UFC 230’s fighter payouts have been revealed, with the pair of main-event headliners coming out on top with the biggest earnings.

Both of the guys who topped the bill did so while fighting under less-than-ideal circumstances.

We all know that Derrick Lewis took the fight just under a month after going to war with Alexander Volkov at UFC 229 – a fight in which he sustained quite a bit of damage.

Daniel Cormier, on the other hand, was pretty vocal about his struggles with a hand-injury in the lead-up to the fight but on top of that, he also almost had to withdraw from the fight just hours before it was scheduled to take place due to a freak incident that started with something as innocent as a sneeze.

The official fighter pay-outs for UFC 230 (courtesy of MMAJunkie) are as follows:

1. Daniel Cormier: $640,000 ($600,000 to show, $40,000 fight week incentive pay)
2. Derrick Lewis: $530,000 ($500,000 to show, $30,000 fight week incentive pay)
3. Chris Weidman: $360,000 ($300,000 to show, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $10,000 fight week incentive pay)
4. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza: $320,000 ($165,000 to show, $90,000 win bonus, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $15,000 fight week incentive pay)
5. Israel Adesanya: $172,000 ($59,000 to show, $59,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, $4,000 fight week incentive pay)
6. Jared Cannonier: $159,000 ($52,000 to show, $52,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night, $5,000 fight week incentive pay)
7. David Branch: $65,000 ($60,000 to show, $5,000 fight week incentive pay)
8. Derek Brunson: $54,000 ($39,000 to show, $15,000 fight week incentive pay)
9. Shane Burgos: $48,000 ($22,000 to show, $22,000 win bonus, $4,000 fight week incentive pay)
10. Ben Saunders: $41,000 ($26,000 to show, $15,000 fight week incentive pay)

Watch some of the show’s highlights in glorious slow-motion in the latest edition of Fight Motion.

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