Cris Cyborg Earns Half Million Dollar Payday for UFC 219 Main Event

Cris Cyborg got her new contract and she's cashing in with her first fight as champion

Cris Cyborg inked a lucrative new multi-fight deal with the UFC just a couple of months ago after winning the women’s featherweight championship and now we’re getting a peak at what she’s being paid.

According to the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Cyborg will make $500,000 for her first title defense against Holly Holm at UFC 219 on Saturday night.

Cyborg tops the payroll for the card making a flat $500,000 fee with no win bonus tacked on at the end of the night.

As for Holm, she’s the second highest paid athlete on the card making a flat $300,000 for her part in the main event, which will serve as her second shot at the UFC women’s featherweight title.

In the co-main event, undefeated Russian wrecking machine Khabib Nurmagomedov will make $80,000 to show with another $80,000 to win.

Meanwhile, Edson Barboza is just behind him with $75,000 to fight and $75,000 to win for his part in the co-headliner that could determine the next No. 1 contender in the lightweight division.

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Damon Martin is a veteran mixed martial arts journalist who has been covering the industry since 2003 with bylines on FOX Sports, CNN, Bleacher Report and numerous other outlets.