UFC 249 salaries released - Lowest $12K, Highest $500K

UFC 249 salaries released – Lowest $12K, Highest $500K

UFC 249 saw a number of fighters walking away with big pay days as six fighters earned over six figures. Justin Gaethje and Tony Ferguson walked with the most money given their main event position which ultimately ended up earning a “Fight of the Night” bonus.

MMA Junkie reported the earnings from last weekends event after obtaining a list of disclosed UFC 249 salaries from the Florida State Boxing Commission, who oversaw Saturday’s event.

Gaethje (22-2) left Jacksonville, Fla. with an interim lightweight championship and earned $350,000. Meanwhile, Ferguson, who saw his 12 fight winning streak come to an end, left with the highest pay our of anyone on the card by making $500,000. Both numbers are base salaries and do not include their additional $50,000 dollars for their “Fight of the Night” bonus.

In the co-main event, both UFC bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo (16-2) and Dominick Cruz (22-3) also received six figure payouts after their fight in which Cejudo stopped Cruz late in the second round. Cejudo earned $350,000, while Cruz made $300,000.

The numbers do not include money paid by sponsors or deductions for insurance, licenses and taxes. The pay also does not include pay-per-view cuts for some of the top-level fighters or any other special discretionary bonuses.

The full list of UFC 249 salaries are listed below:

Sam Alvey: $65,000

Ryan Spann: $50,000

Charles Rosa: $24,000

Bryce Mitchell: $54,000

Niko Price: $57,000

Vicente Luque: $180,000

Michelle Waterson: $60,000

Carla Esparza: $102,000

Fabricio Werdum: $100,000

Aleksei Oleinik: $160,000

Donald Cerrone: $200,000

Anthony Pettis: $310,000

Yorgan De Castro: $12,000

Greg Hardy: $180,000

Jeremy Stephens: $46,900*

Calvin Kattar: $116,100**

Jairzinho Rozenstruik: $80,000

Francis Ngannou: $260,000

Dominick Cruz: $300,000

Henry Cejudo: $350,000

Tony Ferguson: $500,000

Justin Gaethje: $350,000

*Stephens was fined 30 percent of his purse for missing weight, which went to Kattar.
**Kattar took 30 percent of Stephens’ fight purse.

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