UFC 235 went down last night from Las Vegas, Nevada. The card was absolutely stacked where two titles were on the line as Jon Jones looked to defend his belt against Anthony Smith and Tyron Woodley looked to defend his strap against Kamaru Usman. As well, Ben Askren made his long-awaited UFC debut when he took on Robbie Lawler.
Ultimately, Jones ended up beating Smith by unanimous decision in what was a dominating performance for Jones. Usman meanwhile kept his promise of hearing ‘And New’ as he simply mauled Woodley. He out-wrestled him and outpaced him all night long which was the difference. There could have been multiple 10-8 rounds and Usman is the new welterweight champion. Askren meanwhile had a controversial submission win over Lawler after nearly getting knocked out.
Additionally, the card had several good fights and some great finishes. Johnny Walker had yet another first-round KO win. This time knocking out Misha Cirkunov with a flying knee. Meanwhile, Pedro Munhoz knocked out Cody Garbrandt late in the first to give the former champion his third straight loss.
With a card like this, there was bound to be fighters making quite a bit of money which turned out to be the case. Both Jones and Woodley pocketed $500,000 for their fight while the challengers took him $350,000.
Here is the full list of the UFC 235 salaries via MMAJunkie.
Jon Jones: $500,000 (no win bonus)
def. Anthony Smith ($350,000)
Kamaru Usman: $350,000 (no win bonus)
def. Tyron Woodley: $500,000
Ben Askren: $350,000 (includes $150,000 win bonus
def. Robbie Lawler: $200,000
Weili Zhang: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
def. Tecia Torres: $36,000
Pedro Munhoz: $96,000 (includes $48,000 win bonus)
def. Cody Garbrandt: $130,000
Zabit Magomedsharipov: $110,000 (includes $55,000 win bonus)
def. Jeremy Stephens: $67,000
Johnny Walker: $90,000 (includes $45,000 win bonus)
def. Misha Cirkunov: $45,000
Cody Stamann: $66,000 (includes $33,000 win bonus)
def. Alejandro Perez: $42,000
Diego Sanchez: $198,000 (includes $99,000 win bonus)
def. Mickey Gall: $30,000
Edmen Shahbazyan: $26,000 (includes $13,000 win bonus)
def. Charles Byrd: $12,000
Macy Chiasson: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
def. Gina Mazany: $14,000
Hannah Cifers: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Polyana Viana: $12,000
Cole Shelton covers MMA for BJPenn.com, MMANews, and MyMMANews.com while also being the lead MMA odds writer for Sports Betting Dime