UFC double-champ Amanda Nunes picked up another huge win this past Saturday night with a first-round knockout against Holly Holm and she also goes home with the biggest disclosed payday for anyone on the card.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission released salary figures for UFC 239 on Monday following the event in Las Vegas this past weekend.
Nunes earned $300,000 to show with an additional $200,00 for her win over Holm in the UFC 239 co-main event. Nunes then earned an another $50,000 for one of the ‘Performance of the Night’ bonuses, which brought her to $550,000 for her total payday.
Holm earned $300,000 in a losing effort after falling to Nunes at UFC 239.
UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones took home $500,000 for his split decision victory over Thiago Santos in the main event. Jones had a guaranteed purse, which meant his disclosed $500,000 payday was the same win, lose or draw in his fight against Santos.
For his part, Santos took home a flat $350,000 fee for his performance against Jones where he came up just one round short from dethroning the light heavyweight champion.
Welterweight contender Jorge Masvidal went home with $250,000 in his pocket after earning the fastest knockout in UFC history with a flying knee that put Ben Askren down and out just five seconds into the fight. Masvidal earned $100,000 to show with another $100,000 to win plus an additional $50,000 for ‘Performance of the Night’.
That means Masvidal made $50,000 per second in his victory over Askren on Saturday night.
Here are the full salaries from UFC 239 as disclosed by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. These figures do not include any pay-per-view bonuses or other payouts made by the UFC behind the scenes.
Jon Jones: $500,000 — $500,000 flat fee paid
Thiago Santos: $350,000 — $350,000 flat fee paid
Amanda Nunes: $550,000 — $300,000 to show, $200,000 to win plus $50,000 for ‘Performance of the Night’.
Holly Holm: $300,000 — $300,000 flat fee paid.
Jorge Masvidal: $250,000 — $100,000 to show, $100,000 to win plus $50,000 for ‘Performance of the Night’
Ben Askren: $210,000
Jan Blachowicz: $142,000 — $46,000 to show, $46,000 to win plus $50,000 for ‘Performance of the Night’
Luke Rockhold: $200,000
Michael Chiesa: $104,000 — $52,000 to show, $52,000 to win
Diego Sanchez: $103,000
Arnold Allen: $64,000 — $32,000 to show, $32,000 to win
Gilbert Melendez: $200,000
Marlon Vera: $96,000 — $48,000 to show, $48,000 to win
Nohelin Hernandez: $12,000
Claudia Gadelha: $102,000 — $52,000 to show, $52,000 to win
Randa Markos: $30,000
Song Yadong: $140,000 — $45,000 to show, $45,000 to win plus $50,000 for ‘Performance of the Night’
Alejandro Perez: $42,000
Edmen Shahbazyan: $32,000 — $16,000 to show, $16,000 to win
Jack Marshman: $30,000
Chance Rencountre: $28,000 — $14,000 to show, $14,000 to win
Ismail Naurdiev: $14,000
Julia Avila: $20,000 — $10,000 to show, $10,000 to win
Pannie Kianzad: $12,000