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UFC 219 salaries: Cris Cyborg cashes $500,000 for first title defense

Cris Cyborg led the disclosed payroll at UFC 219.
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

UFC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg led the disclosed payroll at UFC 219, earning $500,000 for her successful title defense against Holly Holm.

The Nevada Athletic Commission released the event’s finalized salary information in the aftermath of UFC 219.

Cyborg outpointed Holm to win a unanimous decision and make the first successful defense of her 145-pound belt in the night’s main event. Holm earned $300,000 in a losing effort.

UFC 219 took place Dec. 30 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. The night’s main card aired live on pay-per-view.

The three other UFC 219 fighters who cleared the six-figure mark in earnings were light standout Khabib Nurmagomedov ($160,000) and welterweight contenders Neil Magny ($140,000) and Carlos Condit ($115,000).

In addition to their commission-reported salaries, Cyborg, Holm, Nurmagomedov, and Tim Elliott also took home $50,000 fight night bonuses for their performances.

A complete list of the UFC 219 salaries can be seen below. As always, these figures do not represent a fighter's total earnings, as certain sponsorship incomes, pay-per-view earnings or discretionary bonuses are not publicly disclosed.

Main Card (Pay-per-view)
Cris Cyborg ($500,000 + no win bonus = $500,000) def. Holly Holm ($300,000)
Khabib Nurmagomedov ($80,000 + $80,000 = $160,000) def. Edson Barboza ($75,000)
Dan Hooker ($24,000 + $24,000 = $48,000) def. Marc Diakiese ($24,000)
Carla Esparza ($36,000 + $36,000 = $72,000) def. Cynthia Calvillo ($41,000)
Neil Magny ($70,000 + $70,000 = $140,000) def. Carlos Condit ($115,000)

Preliminary Card (FOX Sports 1)
Michal Oleksiejczuk ($12,000 + $12,000 = $24,000) def. Khalil Rountree ($19,000)
Myles Jury ($33,000 + $33,000 = $66,000) def. Rick Glenn ($22,000)
Omari Akhmedov ($29,000) vs. Marvin Vettori ($20,000) ruled a majority draw
Matheus Nicolau ($14,000 + $14,000 = $28,000) def. Louis Smolka ($32,000)

Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Tim Elliott ($28,000 + $28,000 = $56,000) def. Mark De La Rosa ($12,000)

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