UFC 170: Daniel Cormier And Ronda Rousey Lead Way in Salaries
By FCF Staff
The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the payroll figures for Saturday’s UFC 170 card in Las Vegas, and former heavyweight contender Daniel Cormier lead the way.
According to the salaries that were disclosed to the NSAC by the UFC, Cormier made $160,000 (including a $80,000 win bonus), for his quick stoppage win over Pat Cummins. The latter and UFC newcomer, meanwhile, made $8,000. The bout marked Cormier’s light-heavyweight debut.
The card’s second highest earner was bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey, who made $110,000 for her first round, TKO win over Sarah McMann. The challenger and decorated wrestler earned $16K.
Here are the figures that the NSAC has released for the February 22nd event, which was hosted by the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The numbers do not include any pay-per-view or performance bonuses a fighter may have collected, or any sponsorship money they earned.
Ronda Rousey: $110,000 (includes $55,000 win bonus)
def. Sara McMann: $16,000
Daniel Cormier: $160,000 (includes $80,000 win bonus)
def. Patrick Cummins: $8,000
Rory MacDonald: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)
def. Demian Maia: $64,000
Mike Pyle: $96,000 (includes $48,000 win bonus)
def. T.J. Waldburger: $18,000
Stephen Thompson: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
def. Robert Whittaker: $15,000
Alexis Davis: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Jessica Eye: $8,000
Raphael Assuncao: $56,000 (includes $28,000 win bonus)
def. Pedro Munhoz: $8,000
Aljamain Sterling: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Cody Gibson: $8,000
Zach Makovsky: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Josh Sampo: $10,000
Erik Koch: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Rafaello Oliveira: $14,000
Ernest Chavez: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Yosdenis Cedeno: $8,000