UFC 216 Payouts: Tony Ferguson Leads The Way
By FCF Staff
The fighter purses have been released for Saturday’s UFC 216 card, and new interim lightweight champ Tony Ferguson led the way.
According to the payout figures that were disclosed to the Nevada Commission by the UFC, Ferguson was paid $500,000 for his submission win over Kevin Lee.
Flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson was paid $370,000 for his tap-out victory over Ray Borg.
Here are the fighter payouts for UFC 216. The figures do not include any additional revenue a fighter may have earned through pay-per-view dividends etc. Win bonuses are posted in brackets and are included in the total to the left (salaries via MMA Junkie).
Tony Ferguson: $500,000 ($250,000 win bonus)
def. Kevin Lee: $250,000
Demetrious Johnson: $370,000 (no win bonus)
def. Ray Borg: $100,000
Fabricio Werdum: $400,000 ($125,000 win bonus)
def. Walt Harris: $28,000
Mara Romero Borella: $24,000 ($12,000 win bonus)
def. Kalindra Faria: $12,000
Beneil Dariush: $48,000
vs. Evan Dunham: $40,000
(fight was declared a draw)
Cody Stamann: $24,000 ($12,000 win bonus)
def. Tom Duquesnoy: $23,000
Bobby Green: $24,000
vs. Lando Vannata: $25,000 (fight was declared a draw)
Poliana Botelho: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus)
def. Pearl Gonzalez: $10,000
Matt Schnell: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus)
def. Marco Beltran: $14,000
John Moraga: $68,000 ($34,000 win bonus)
def. Magomed Bibulatov: $17,000
Brad Tavares: $74,000 ($37,000 win bonus)
def. Thales Leites: $57,000
Mark Godbeer: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)*
* bout was canceled on event day, according to the NSAC