Jon Jones earned a reported half-million dollars at UFC 182. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
Jon Jones earned a base salary of $500,000 for his unanimous decision victory in the main event of UFC 182.
The UFC light heavyweight champion’s purse did not include a win bonus, which means Jones would have earned $500,000 regardless of the outcome of his title bout with Daniel Cormier, who took home $90,000 in defeat. The pair went head-to-head Saturday at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, and the payroll numbers were disclosed by the Nevada Athletic Commission on Monday.
Streaking lightweight Donald Cerrone pocketed $140,000 for beating up Myles Jury ($16,000) in the pay-per-view’s co-main event, while welterweight contender Hector Lombard earned $106,000 with a unanimous decision against Josh Burkman ($45,000).
Other high earners on the card included Evan Dunham ($54,000), Brad Tavares ($50,000) and Nate Marquardt ($49,000).
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 182 Salaries
Jon Jones: $500,000
Daniel Cormier: $90,000
Donald Cerrone: $140,000 (includes $70,000 win bonus)
Myles Jury: $16,000
Brad Tavares: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
Nate Marquardt: $49,000
Kyoji Horiguchi: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
Louis Gaudinot: $10,000
Hector Lombard: $106,000 (includes $53,000 win bonus)
Josh Burkman: $45,000
Paul Felder: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Danny Castillo: $36,000
Cody Garbrandt: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Marcus Brimage: $12,000
Shawn Jordan: $44,000 (includes $22,000 win bonus)
Jared Cannonier: $8,000
Evan Dunham: $54,000 (includes $27,000 win bonus)
Rodrigo Damm: $12,000
Omari Akhmedov: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Mats Nilsson: $8,000
Marion Reneau: $17,600 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Alexis Dufresne: $6,400