Heavyweight Champ Stipe Miocic Leads Salaries for UFC 220 in Boston

Here are the full salaries for UFC 220: Miocic vs. Ngannou

With two title fights at the top of the card, it’s understandable why the two champions and challengers earned the lion’s share of the salaries at UFC 220 in Boston.

On Tuesday, the Massachusetts State Athletic Commission released the salaries for the card that took place in Boston on Jan. 20 featuring heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic breaking the all time record for title defenses in his division as he defeated hulking challenger Francis Ngannou in the main event.

Miocic took home $600,000 for his part in the headline fight while Ngannou earned $500,000 as the challenger.

Miocic had been at odds with the UFC in the past over his salary after discovering that former opponent Alistair Overeem earned $800,000 for their fight at UFC 203 in 2016 while he took home $200,000 less in victory.

As for the co-main event, light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier earned $500,000 for his second round finish against Volkan Oezdemir, who took home $350,000 in his fourth fight in the UFC and first competing for a championship.

Cormier also left Boston with an additional $50,000 for ‘Performance of the Night’ for his win over Oezdemir.

Here are the full salaries for UFC 220: Miocic vs. Ngannou

Stipe Miocic: $600,000 (no win bonus)

Francis Ngannou: $500,000

Daniel Cormier: $550,000 — $500,000 in salary plus $50,000 for ‘Performance of the Night’

Volkan Oezdemir: $350,000

Calvin Kattar: $78,000 — $14,000 to show, $14,000 to win plus $50,000 for ‘Fight of the Night’

Shane Burgos: $72,000 — $22,000 to show plus $50,000 for ‘Fight of the Night’

Gian Villante: $100,000 — $50,000 to show, $50,000 to win

Francimar Barrosso: $27,000

Rob Font: $60,000 — $30,000 to show, $30,000 to win

Thomas Almeida: $36,000

Kyle Bochniak: $24,000 — $12,000 to show, $12,000 to win

Brandon Davis: $10,000

Abdul Razak Alhassan: $90,000 — $20,000 to show, $20,000 to win plus $50,000 for ‘Performance of the Night’

Sabah Homasi: $12,000

Dustin Ortiz: $60,000 — $30,000 to show, $30,000 to win

Alexandre Pantoja: $14,000

Julio Arce: $20,000 — $10,000 to show, $10,000 to win

Dan Ige: $10,000

Enrique Barzola: $42,000 — $21,000 to show, $21,000 to win

Matt Bessette: $12,000

Islam Makhachev: $32,000 — $16,000 to show, $16,000 to win

Gleison Tibau: $50,000

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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.