UFC 178 salaries: Champion Demetrious Johnson banks $183k; See who else tops the list

September 29, 2014

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UFC 178 salaries: Champion Demetrious Johnson banks $183k; See who else tops the list



UFC 178 took place this past Saturday night in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The headliner showcased current UFC flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson vs. number one contender Chris Cariaso.

The stacked card proved to be one hell of a night of action.

The total disclosed payroll for the event was $1,233,000.  Canadian Patrick Cote earned $33k.

The full UFC 178 payouts included:

Demetrious Johnson: $183,000 (includes $54,000 win bonus)
def. Chris Cariaso: $24,000

Donald Cerrone: $126,000 (includes $63,000 win bonus)
def. Eddie Alvarez: $100,000

Conor McGregor: $150,000 (includes $75,000 win bonus)
def. Dustin Poirier: $34,000

Yoel Romero: $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus)
def. Tim Kennedy: $70,000

Cat Zingano: $18,000 (includes $9,000 win bonus)
def. Amanda Nunes: $15,000

Dominick Cruz: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)
def. Takeya Mizugaki: $32,000

Jorge Masvidal: $90,000 (includes $45,000 win bonus)
def. James Krause: $15,000

Stephen Thompson: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus)
def. Patrick Cote: $33,000

Brian Ebersole: $42,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus)
def. John Howard: $21,000

Kevin Lee: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Jon Tuck: $10,000

Manny Gamburyan: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
def. Cody Gibson: $10,000

Just a FYI: The figures do not include deductions for items such as insurance, licenses and taxes,  money paid by sponsors etc.  They also do not include any other “locker room” or special discretionary bonuses the UFC oftentimes pays. Additionally, they don’t include any pay-per-view revenue some top fighters receive.

The amount above does not include any fight of the night bonuses. The above figures are simply base salaries reported to the commission and do not reflect entire compensation packages for the event.

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