UFC 232 is set to go down Saturday night in Inglewood, California. There are two title fights, and it arguably is the biggest pay-per-view of the year, excluding UFC 229. With that, three of the four fighters in the main and co-main events will be cashing in half-a-million dollars.
According to a report from MMAFighting Jon Jones, Alexander Gustafsson, and Cris Cyborg will all bring home 500,000 dollars. Meanwhile, title challenger Amanda Nunes will bring home 350,000 dollars.
In the main event, it is a rematch five years in the making in Jones vs. Gustafsson. Jones will make his long-awaited return to the Octagon to fight Gustafsson who gave him his toughest fight to date back in 2015. Since then, Jones has been dominant and defended his title twice, while winning the interim and light heavyweight title again after serving his USADA suspensions.
Gustafsson, on the other hand, will also be making his long-awaited return to the Octagon. The Swede last fought back in May of 2017 where he knocked out Glover Teixeira in the fifth round. Since the 2015 fight, Gustafsson has been clamoring for a rematch against Jones given he believed he defeated Jones. Now, Jones will get the chance to showcase why he is arguably the greatest fighter of all-time, while Gustafsson will show that he is better than Jones.
If that isn’t enough for a pay-per-view, in the co-main event will be the biggest women’s fight in MMA history. Dominant featherweight champion, Cris Cyborg will take on bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes who is going up to try and be the next champ-champ. Cyborg hasn’t lost since her professional debut in 2005 and since then has gone 20-0 with one no-contest. Ultimately, this fight will be Cyborg’s toughest test to date with Nunes.
Whoever wins this fight may very well go down as the greatest women’s MMA fighter in history. And in the main event, Jones is looking to cement himself as the greatest ever. While Gustafsson is looking to finally become a UFC champion.