Newly crowned UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was one of 10 fighters to clear the six-figure mark in earnings on Saturday night, having done so for his dominant victory over Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 232.
The California State Athletic Commission released the event’s finalized salary information on Monday to MMA Fighting.
Jones defeated Gustafsson via third-round TKO in the night’s main event to win the long-anticipated rematch against the Swede and recapture the light heavyweight title he held for a historic four-year stretch from 2011 to 2015. Both Jones and Gustafsson pocketed flat $500,000 purses with no win bonuses for their performances, as did Cris Cyborg, who suffered a 51-second knockout loss to Amanda Nunes in UFC 232’s champion vs. champion co-main event. Nunes, the new UFC women’s featherweight and bantamweight champion, earned a flat $350,000 purse with no win bonus for her victorious efforts.
UFC 232 took place Dec. 29 at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. The night’s main card aired live on pay-per-view.
Aside from the championship fighters, six other UFC 232 athletes cleared the six-figure mark in earnings: Andrei Arlovski ($300,000), B.J. Penn ($150,000), Corey Anderson ($130,000), Alexander Volkanovski ($125,000), Carlos Condit ($115,000), and Uriah Hall ($110,000).
In addition to their commission-reported salaries, Nunes, Volkanovski, Chad Mendes, and Ryan Hall also took home $50,000 fight night bonuses for their performances.
A complete list of the UFC 232 salaries can be seen below. As always, these figures do not represent a fighter’s total earnings, as certain sponsorship incomes, pay-per-view earnings or discretionary bonuses are not publicly disclosed.
Main card (pay-per-view):Jon Jones ($500,000 + no win bonus = $500,000) def. Alexander Gustafsson ($500,000)Amanda Nunes ($350,000 + no win bonus = $350,000) def. Cris Cyborg ($500,000) Michael Chiesa ($48,000 + $48,000 = $96,000) def. Carlos Condit ($115,000)Corey Anderson ($65,000 + $65,000 = $130,000) def. Ilir Latifi ($90,000)Alexander Volkanovski ($65,000 + $60,000 = $125,000) def. Chad Mendes ($87,000)
Preliminary card (FOX Sports 1)Walt Harris ($36,000 + $36,000 = $72,000) def. Andrei Arlovski ($300,000)Megan Anderson ($30,000 + $30,000 = $60,000) def. Cat Zingano ($50,000)Petr Yan ($26,000 + $26,000 = $52,000) def. Douglas Silva de Andrade ($21,000)Ryan Hall ($19,000 + $19,000 = $38,000) def. B.J. Penn ($150,000)
Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass)Nathaniel Wood ($12,000 + $12,000 = $24,000) def. Andre Ewell ($12,000)Uriah Hall ($55,000 + $55,000 = $110,000) def. Bevon Lewis ($12,000)Curtis Millender ($18,000 + $18,000 = $36,000) def. Siyar Bahadurzada ($33,000)Montel Jackson ($6,000* + $10,000 = $16,000*) def. Brian Kelleher ($23,000 + $4,000* = $27,000*)
*Jackson forfeited 20 percent of his show purse to Kelleher for missing weight.