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UFC 189 salaries: Conor McGregor, Chad Mendes pocket $500,000 paydays

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Conor McGregor and Chad Mendes pocketed the highest salaries following Saturday’s UFC 189 in Las Vegas.

The pair of featherweights, who battled for the interim title at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, scored a $500,000 payday each. McGregor stopped Mendes with punches with seconds left in the second round, and will now face undisputed 145-pound champion Jose Aldo.

In the co-main event, welterweight champion Robbie Lawler earned $300,000 for his fifth-round TKO victory over Rory MacDonald, who was paid $59,000.

The highest salary in the preliminary card belonged to Matt Brown, who earned $92,000 for his first-round submission victory over Tim Means.

Lawler, McDonald, McGregor and Thomas Almedia also earned $50,000 bonuses on top of their salaries.

A complete list of the UFC 189 salaries can be seen below. As always, these figures do not represent a fighter's total earnings, as sponsorship money, pay-per-view income, and discretionary post-fight bonuses are not publicly disclosed.

Main Card:
Conor McGregor ($500,000) def. Chad Mendes ($500,000)
Robbie Lawler ($150,000 + $150,000 = $300,000) def. Rory MacDonald ($59,000)
Jeremy Stephens ($32,000 + $40,000 = $72,000) def. Dennis Bermudez ($34,000)
Gunnar Nelson ($29,000 + $29,000 = $58,000) def. Brandon Thatch ($22,000)
Thomas Almeida ($12,000 + $12,000 = $24,000) def. Brad Pickett ($30,000)

Preliminary Card:
Matt Brown ($46,000 + $46,000 = $92,000) def. Tim Means ($23,000)
Alex Garcia ($15,000 + $15,000 = $30,000) def. Mike Swick ($48,000)
John Howard ($21,000 + $21,000 = $42,000) def. Cathal Pendred ($10,000)
Cody Garbrandt ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Henry Briones ($10,000)
Louis Smolka ($15,000 + $15,000 = $30,000) def. Neil Seery ($15,000)
Cody Pfister ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Yosdenis Cedeno ($13,000)