Saturday, November 26, 2022

UFC 182 Fighter Salaries: Jon Jones Tops List With $500,000 Payday

UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones earned himself $500,000 for his five-round decision victory over Daniel Cormier at Saturday’s UFC 182 pay-per-view, according to the fighter salaries reported by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

Below is the official fighter salary breakdown, which does not include the many unreported bonuses given to the fighters.

UFC 182 Pay-Per-View Fights
– Jon Jones ($500,000 + no win bonus = $500,000) def. Daniel Cormier ($90,000)
Donald Cerrone ($70,000 + $70,000 = $140,000) def. Myles Jury ($16,000)
– Brad Tavares ($25,000 + $25,000 = $50,000) def. Nate Marquardt ($49,000)
– Kyoji Horiguchi ($20,000 + $20,000 = $40,000) def. Louis Gaudinot ($10,000)
– Hector Lombard ($53,000 + $53,000 = $106,000) def. Josh Burkman ($45,000)

UFC 182 FS1 Preliminary Fights
– Paul Felder ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Danny Castillo ($36,000)
– Cody Garbrandt ($8,000 + $8,000 = $16,000) def. Marcus Brimage ($12,000)
– Shawn Jordan ($22,000 + $22,000 = $44,000) def. Jared Cannonier ($8,000)
– Evan Dunham ($27,000 + $27,000 = $54,000) def. Rodrigo Damm ($12,000)

UFC Fight Pass Preliminary Fights
– Omari Akhmedov ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Mats Nilsson ($8,000)
– Marion Reneau ($8,000 + $8,000 + $1,600 = $17,600)* def. Alexis Dufresne ($6,400)*

*Dufresne forfeited 20-percent of her purse to Reneau after missing weight.

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