UFC 220 Salaries: Stipe Miocic Earns Event High $600,000 for Record-Breaking Title Defense

By Tristen Critchfield Jan 30, 2018


Stipe Miocic set a promotional record for most consecutive heavyweight title defenses at UFC 220, and he was well compensated for his work.

Miocic earned an event high $600,000 for his five-round decision victory over Francis Ngannou in the Jan. 20 headliner at the TD Garden in Boston. Ngannou, meanwhile, pocketed $500,000 in defeat. The Massachusetts State Athletic Commission released a list of salaries from the event on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier took home $500,000 for his second-round technical knockout triumph over Volkan Oezdemir ($350,000) in the co-main event. Next, Miocic will defend his heavyweight crown against Cormier in the UFC 226 headliner on July 7.

The only other fighter on the card to earn six figures was Gian Villante, who garnered $100,000 for a split decision over Francimar Barroso ($27,000) in a featured 205-pound affair.

Note: The disclosed purses reported by state athletic commissions do not include any performance-based or discretionary bonuses that may be awarded to a fighter by the promotion. Additionally, the reported figures do not reflect any deductions made by the commission for taxes, insurance, etc., and do not include any sponsorship money that a fighter may acquire for their performance.

UFC 220 Salaries:

Stipe Miocic $600,000 (no win bonus)
Francis Ngannou $500,000

Daniel Cormier $500,000 (no win bonus)
Volkan Oezdemir $350,000

Calvin Kattar $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
Shane Burgos $22,000

Gian Villante $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)
Francimar Barroso $27,000

Rob Font $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
Thomas Almeida $36,000

Kyle Bochniak $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
Brandon Davis $10,000

Abdul Razak Alhassan $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
Sabah Homasi $12,000

Dustin Ortiz $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
Alexandre Pantoja $14,000

Julio Arce $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Dan Ige $10,000

Enrique Barzola $42,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus)
Matt Bessette $12,000

Islam Makhachev $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus)
Gleison Tibau $50,000

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