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UFC 227 salaries: Four fighters cash six-figure paydays

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T.J. Dillashaw defeated Cody Garbrandt at UFC 227.
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UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw and challenger Cody Garbrandt were among four fighters to clear the six-figure mark in earnings on Saturday night at UFC 227. The California State Athletic Commission released the event’s finalized salary information over the weekend to MMA Fighting.

Dillashaw defeated Garbrandt via first-round knockout to move his record to 2-0 over the Team Alpha Male fighter in the night’s main event. Dillashaw pocketed a flat $350,000 purse with no win bonus for his victory, while Garbrandt earned $200,000 in a losing effort.

UFC 227 took place August 4 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif. The night’s main card aired live on pay-per-view.

Aside from the main event competitors, only two other fighters cleared the six-figure mark in earnings at UFC 227: New UFC flyweight champion Henry Cejudo ($100,000) and former titleholder Demetrious Johnson ($380,000), both of whom competed in the co-main event.

In addition to their commission-reported salaries, Dillashaw, Cejudo, Johnson, and Renato Moicano also took home $50,000 fight night bonuses for their performances.

A complete list of the UFC 227 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)
T.J. Dillashaw ($350,000 + no win bonus = $350,000) def. Cody Garbrandt ($200,000)
Henry Cejudo ($100,000 + no win bonus = $100,000) def. Demetrious Johnson ($380,000)
Renato Moicano ($26,000 + $26,000 = $52,000) def. Cub Swanson ($90,000)
J.J. Aldrich ($18,000 + $18,000 = $36,000) def. Polyana Viana ($12,000)
Thiago Santos ($48,000 + $48,000 = $96,000) def. Kevin Holland ($13,000)

Preliminary Card (FOX Sports 1)
Pedro Munhoz ($42,000 + $42,000 = $84,000) def. Brett Johns ($22,000)
Ricky Simon ($12,000 + $12,000 = $24,000) def. Montel Jackson ($10,000)
Ricardo Ramos ($14,000 + $14,000 = $28,000) def. Kyung Ho Kang ($16,000)
Sheymon Moraes ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Matt Sayles ($10,000)

Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Alex Perez ($14,000 + $14,000 = $28,000) def. Jose Torres ($14,000)
Weili Zhang ($14,000 + $14,000 = $28,000) def. Danielle Taylor ($20,000)
Marlon Vera ($32,000 + $32,000 = $64,000) def. Wuliji Buren ($10,000)