Cris Cyborg Pockets $550K Leading the Salaries for UFC 219
Cris Cyborg defended her women’s featherweight title for the first time at UFC 219 with a unanimous decision win against Holly Holm and she also pocketed the biggest salary for anybody on the card.
After signing a lucrative new multi-fight deal with the UFC ahead of the year end card, Cyborg made $500,000 for her fight against Holm. In addition to that, Cyborg also took hom an additional $50,000 for her part in the ‘Fight of the Night’.
Holm didn’t go home with the title but she didn’t leave empty handed either after making $300,000 for her part in the UFC 219 main event while also earning an extra $50,000 for her part in the ‘Fight of the Night’.
In the co-main event, Khabib Nurmagomedov made $160,000 for his three round drubbing of Edson Barboza while also getting an additional $50,000 for ‘Performance of the Night’ as he moved his record to 25-0 overall.
Tim Elliott was forced to push back his fight a couple of weeks after his last opponent failed to make weight for the UFC on FOX card in Winnipeg but it all worked out for him in the end.
Elliott defeated newcomer Mark De La Rosa by submission and earned $56,000 for his salary and then also took home an additional $50,000 for ‘Performance of the Night’ after wrapping up a submission victory to kick off the UFC 219 card.
Here are the full salaries for UFC 219: Cyborg vs. Holm
Cris Cyborg: $550,000 — $500,000 flat fee plus $50,000 for ‘Fight of the Night’
Holly Holm: $350,000 — $300,000 flat fee plus $50,000 for ‘Fight of the Night’
Khabib Nurmagomedov: $210,000 — $80,000 to show, $80,000 to win plus $50,000 for ‘Performance of the Night’.
Edson Barboza: $75,000
Dan Hooker: $48,000 — $24,000 to show, $24,000 to win
Marc Diakiese: $24,000
Carla Esparza: $72,000 — $36,000 to show, $36,000 to win
Cynthia Calvillo: $41,000
Neil Magny: $140,000 — $70,000 to show, $70,000 to win
Carlos Condit: $115,000
Michal Oleksiejczuk: $24,000 — $12,000 to show, $12,000 to win
Khalil Rountree: $19,000
Myles Jury: $66,000 — $33,000 to show, $33,000 to win
Rick Glenn: $22,000
Marvin Vettori: $20,000
Omari Akhmedov: $29,000
Matheus Nicolau: $28,000 — $14,000 to show, $14,000 to win
Louis Smolka: $32,000
Tim Elliott: $106,000 — $28,000 to show, $28,000 to win plus $50,000 for ‘Performance of the Night’
Mark De La Rosa: $12,000