UFC women’s featherweight champion Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino topped the list of disclosed salaries for UFC 219 in Las Vegas on Saturday night, receiving a flat payout of $500,000 for her main event turn, while fellow headliner Holly Holm and three other fighters also earned six-figure sums.
‘Cyborg’, who showed patience, poise and characteristic power to overcome Holm via unanimous decision, earned just $200,000 for her previous fight against Tonya Evinger at UFC 214 in July. Her win against Evinger, however, secured her the title and thus ensured a much bigger payment this time out.
As champion, Justino may also be entitled to a cut of the revenue generated by the UFC 219 Pay-per-view broadcast.
Holm, the former bantamweight queen, made $300,000 for her unsuccessful attempt to rip the title from the terrifying Justino. That is the second highest payout of Holm’s MMA career. ‘The Preacher’s Daughter’ previously made a disclosed $500,000 for her bantamweight title defence against Miesha Tate at UFC 196 in March of 2016, a fight which she lost via fifth-round technical submission.
Co-main event combatant Khabib Nurmagomedov, who was scintillating in his three-round unanimous decision win over Edson Barboza, made $160,000 – $80,000 for showing and another $80,000 for the win.
Further down the card, welterweight veterans Neil Magny and Carlos Condit also passed the $100,000 mark. Magny earned $140,000 – $70,000 to show and another $70,000 for his unanimous decision win. Condit, who returned from a 16-month layoff to lose his third straight, received a flat fee of $115,000.
Here is the full list of payouts disclosed by the Nevada State Athletic Commission…
Cris Cyborg: $500,000 (no win bonus)
def. Holly Holm: $300,000
Khabib Nurmagomedov: $160,000 (includes $80,000 win bonus)
def. Edson Barboza: $75,000
Dan Hooker: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)
def. Marc Diakiese: $24,000
Carla Esparza: $72,000 (includes $36,000 win bonus)
def. Cynthia Calvillo: $41,000
Neil Magny: $140,000 (includes $70,000 win bonus)
def. Carlos Condit: $115,000
Michal Oleksiejczuk: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Khalil Rountree: $19,000
Myles Jury: $66,000 (includes $33,000 win bonus)
def. Rick Glenn: $22,000
Omari Akhmedov: $29,000
vs. Marvin Vettori: $32,000 (fight was a majority draw)
Matheus Nicolau: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
def. Louis Smolka: $32,000
Tim Elliott: $56,000 (includes $28,000 win bonus)
def. Mark De La Rosa: $12,000
In addition, the athletes received sponsorship money from Reebok as part of the UFC’s outfitting deal with the sports clothing giant. ‘Cyborg’ once again topped the list of these payouts.
Cris Cyborg: $40,000 def. Holly Holm: $30,000
Khabib Nurmagomedov: $5,000 def. Edson Barboza: $15,000
Dan Hooker: $5,000 def. Marc Diakiese: $2,500
Carla Esparza: $5,000 def. Cynthia Calvillo: $2,500
Neil Magny: $15,000 def. Carlos Condit: $15,000
Michal Oleksiejczuk: $2,500 def. Khalil Rountree: $5,000
Myles Jury: $5,000 def. Rick Glenn: $2,500
Marvin Vettori: $2,500 vs. Omari Akhmedov: $5,000
Matheus Nicolau: $2,500 def. Louis Smolka: $5,000
Tim Elliott: $5,000 def. Mark De La Rosa: $2,500
Justino, Holm, Nurmagomedov and Elliot also saw their earnings bolstered by bonuses, with the women landing $50,000 apiece for putting on what was deemed by company officials to be the ‘Fight of the Night’ and each of the men receiving the same sum for entering the best performances of the evening. Adding this performance bonus to his show money, his win bonus and his Reebok cash, Elliot also passed the $100,000 mark.