Francis Ngannou Says He’s Making $500,000 For UFC 220 Main Event Against Stipe Miocic

Francis Ngannou is getting paid very well for his upcoming title fight at UFC 220

Top ranked heavyweight contender Francis Ngannou will reportedly cash in a huge payday for his upcoming fight against Stipe Miocic at UFC 220.

According to Ngannou in a new interview with French outlet SFR Sport, the heavy-handed knockout artist says he’s being paid $500,000 for his championship bout against Miocic this Saturday night from Boston.

There’s no telling how much of a raise Ngannou received to compete for the heavyweight title because strangely he’s only competed in a state with a commission that reports fighter salaries once during his UFC career and that was his debut (where he made $20,000).

Still it’s tough to imagine that Ngannou didn’t enjoy a hefty increase from his most recent fight where he took out Alistair Overeem at UFC 218, which earned him the title shot just over a month later.

Ngannou’s story truly is going from rags to riches considering it was just a few years ago when the 6-foot-4-inch monster was homeless and living on the streets of Paris, France. Now he’ll cash in a half-a-million payday for his first shot at UFC gold this weekend as he challenges Miocic in the main event in Boston.

 

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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.