The Ohio Athletic Commission provided the salaries to MMA Fighting on Tuesday with Blaydes leading all fighters after earning $262,000 for his win over Chris Daukaus. Blaydes made $131,000 to show along with a $131,000 win bonus
Blaydes also earned an extra $50,000 for a Performance of the Night bonus following his stunning knockout in the headline fight, which brought his total salary to $312,000.
As for Daukaus, he took home $80,000 in a losing effort after he dropped his second consecutive fight after falling to Derrick Lewis in December 2021.
In the co-main event, Alexa Grasso earned $86,000 for her first-round submission win over Joanne Wood as she took another step forward towards title contention in the flyweight division. Wood made $70,000 in defeat as she fell to 0-3 in her past three appearances in the UFC octagon.
With Blaydes cemented at the top of the salary list, welterweight contender Neil Magny was the second-highest paid fighter on the card after he earned $230,000 for his split decision win over Max Griffin in a back-and-forth battle on the main card.
The win moved Magny to 5-1 in his past six fights as he remains one of the most active fighters on the entire UFC roster.
Here are the full salaries for UFC Columbus including the post-fight bonuses revealed by the UFC after the event ended:
Curtis Blaydes: $312,000 — $131,000 to show, $131,000 to win plus $50,000 for Performance of the Night
Chris Daukaus: $80,000
Alexa Grasso: $86,000 — $43,000 to show, $43,000 to win
Joanne Wood: $70,000
Kai Kara-France: $102,000 — $51,000 to show, $51,000 to win
Askar Askarov: $26,000
Bryan Barberena: $172,000 — $61,000 to show, $61,000 to win plus $50,000 for Fight of the Night
Matt Brown: $155,000 — $105,000 to show plus $50,000 for Fight of the Night
Manon Fiorot: $80,000 — $40,000 to show, $40,000 to win
Jennifer Maia: $60,000
Neil Magny: $230,000 — $115,000 to show, $115,000 to win
Max Griffin: $53,000
Marc Diakiese: $66,000 — $33,000 to show, $33,000 to win
Viacheslav Borshchev — $12,000
Sara McMann: $88,000 — $44,000 to show, $44,000 to win
Karol Rosa: $28,000
Chris Gutierrez: $122,000 — $36,000 to show, $36,000 to win plus $50,000 for Performance of the Night
Batgerel Danaa: $28,000
Matheus Nicolau: $44,000 — $22,000 to show, $22,000 to win
David Dvorak: $35,000
Aliaskhab Khizriev: $20,000 — $10,000 to show, $10,000 to win
Denis Tiuliulin: $12,000
Luis Saldana: $24,000 — $12,000 to show, $12,000 to win
Bruno Souza: $12,000