Cris Cyborg Leads UFC 219 Salaries
Following UFC 219, not only did Cris Cyborg led the disclosed payroll for the event, earning $500,000 for her successful title defense against Holly Holm.
The Nevada Athletic Commission released the event’s finalized salary information following December 30th’s event.
Cyborg outpointed Holm to win a unanimous decision and make the first successful defense of her 145-pound belt in the night’s main event. Holm earned $300,000 in a losing effort.
UFC 219 took place Dec. 30 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. The night’s main card aired live on pay-per-view.
The three other UFC 219 fighters who cleared the six-figure mark in earnings were light standout Khabib Nurmagomedov ($160,000) and welterweight contenders Neil Magny ($140,000) and Carlos Condit ($115,000).
In addition to their commission-reported salaries, Cyborg, Holm, Nurmagomedov, and Tim Elliott also took home $50,000 fight night bonuses for their performances.
A complete list of the UFC 219 salaries can be seen below. These figures do not represent a fighter’s total earnings, as certain sponsorship incomes, pay-per-view earnings or discretionary bonuses are not publicly disclosed.
Cris Cyborg ($500,000 + no win bonus = $500,000) def. Holly Holm ($300,000)
Khabib Nurmagomedov ($80,000 + $80,000 = $160,000) def. Edson Barboza ($75,000)
Dan Hooker ($24,000 + $24,000 = $48,000) def. Marc Diakiese ($24,000)
Carla Esparza: ($36,000 + $36,000 = $72,000) def. Cynthia Calvillo ($41,000)
Neil Magny ($70,000 + $70,000 = $140,000) def. Carlos Condit ($115,000)
Michal Oleksiejczuk ($12,000 + $12,000 = $24,000) def. Khalil Rountree ($19,000)
Myles Jury ($33,000 + $33,000 = $66,000) def. Rick Glenn ($22,000)
Omari Akhmedov ($29,000) vs. Marvin Vettori ($32,000) ruled a majority draw
Matheus Nicolau ($14,000 + $14,000 = $28,000) def. Louis Smolka ($32,000)
Tim Elliott ($28,000 + $28,000 = $56,000) def. Mark De La Rosa ($12,000)