Jon-Jones-Banner-1Jon Jones Hits +500k Payday


UFC Light-Heavyweight CHAMP Jon Jones earned the top disclosed payday at this past weekend’s UFC 182 event. UFC 182 took place this past Saturday, Jan. 3, at the Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Jones earned $500k, while his opponent Daniel Cormier, earned $90,000. Cormier who lost to a unanimous decision would have received another $90k as a win bonus if he had pulled off the big W.

This payout list was obtained by Vendetta Fighter from the Nevada State Athletic Commission.


 UFC 182 Salaries

The total disclosed payroll for the event was $1.3 million.

The full disclosed UFC 182 payouts include:

Champ Jon Jones: $500,000 (no win bonus)
def. Daniel Cormier: $90,000

Donald Cerrone: $140,000 (includes $70,000 win bonus)
def. Myles Jury: $16,000

Brad Tavares: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
def. Nate Marquardt: $49,000

Kyoji Horiguchi: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
def. Louis Gaudinot: $10,000

Hector Lombard: $106,000 (includes $53,000 win bonus)
def. Josh Burkman: $45,000

Paul Felder: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Danny Castillo: $36,000

Cody Garbrandt: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Marcus Brimage: $12,000

Shawn Jordan: $44,000 (includes $22,000 win bonus)
def. Jared Cannonier: $8,000

Evan Dunham: $54,000 (includes $27,000 win bonus)
def. Rodrigo Damm: $12,000

Omari Akhmedov: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Mats Nilsson: $8,000

Marion Reneau: $17,600 (includes $8,000 win bonus)*
def. Alexis Dufresne: $6,400*

* – Dufresne missed weight and forfeited 20 percent of “show” money to Reneau

*Disclaimer: These payout figures do not include deductions, such as insurance, licenses and taxes. Additionally, the figures do not include money paid by sponsors, which can oftentimes be a substantial portion of a fighter’s income. They also do not include any other “locker room” or special discretionary bonuses the UFC most often pays. Additionally, these payouts do not include any PPV some UFC fighters may receive.

UFC Disclosed Performance BONUSES

UFC officials handed out $50,000 UFC 182 bonuses (each) to Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier (“Fight of the Night”), Jordan (“Performance of the Night”) and Felder (“Performance of the Night”).

An emotional Daniel Cormier after his first loss in the octagon.



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