UFC 178: Fighter Salaries
UFC 178: Johnson vs Cariaso, took place on September 27th, 2014 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main event saw flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson defend his title against Chris Cariaso, with a second round submission.
The evenings co-main event saw former Bellator champion Eddie Alvarez make his UFC debut against Donald Cerrone, in what was an entertaining affair.
Likely the most highly anticipated fight of the card saw Irish star Conor McGregor take on Dustin Poirier in a featherweight contest. The Irishman did not disappoint, as he backed up his first round knockout prediction.
The event also saw the return of former bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz, who last stepped into the Octagon back in October of 2011, take on Takeya Mizugaki.
Another fighter made their return to the Octagon after a lengthy layoff due to injury, as Cat Zingano took on Amanda Nunes, with Zingano winning the fight, and earning the next shot at champion Ronda Rousey.
Here are the fighter salaries from the event, as reported by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
- Demetrious Johnson ($129,000 + $54,000 = $183,000)
- Chris Cariaso ($24,000)
- Donald Cerrone ($63,000 + $63,000 = $126,000)
- Eddie Alvarez ($100,000)
- Conor McGregor ($75,000 + $75,000 = $150,000)
- Dustin Poirier ($34,000)
- Yoel Romero ($29,000 + $29,000 = $58,000)
- Tim Kennedy ($70,000)
- Cat Zingano ($9,000 + $9,000 = $18,000)
- Amanda Nunes ($15,000)
- Dominick Cruz ($50,000 + $50,000 = $100,000)
- Takeya Mizugaki ($32,000)
- Jorge Masvidal ($45,000 + $45,000 = $90,000)
- James Krause ($15,000)
- Stephen Thompson ($16,000 + $16,000 = $32,000)
- Patrick Cote ($33,000)
- Brian Ebersole ($21,000 + $21,000 = $42,000)
- John Howard ($21,000)
- Kevin Lee ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000)
- Jon Tuck ($10,000)
- Manvel Gamburyan ($25,000 + $25,000 = $50,000)
- Cody Gibson ($10,000)
[alert variation=”alert-warning”]DISCLAIMER: These figures represent what the UFC has disclosed to the Nevada State Athletic Commission. The figures do not include discretionary bonuses handed out by the UFC, and or sponsorship money paid to the fighters. [/alert]