UFC 216 Salary Report: Ferguson Makes Bank, Crushes Demetrious Johnson’s 11th Title Defense Salary

The NEW UFC interim lightweight champ Tony Ferguson made even more money than the record breaking UFC performance of the flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson

The highly anticipated UFC 216 event went down last night with a flurry of exciting octagon performances. Tony Ferguson finished Kevin Lee for the interim lightweight title. UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson made UFC history with a record breaking win over Ray Borg. Bobby Green and Lando Vannata had a bloody war that had many inside the T-Mobile Arena on their feet. It was an impressive show.

Now with the event in the books, the salaries for each of the night’s competitors has been revealed. This time, Tony Ferguson took the lead in earnings with a massive $500,000 for submitting Kevin Lee for the interim belt.

Demetrious Johnson broke Anderson Silva’s coveted UFC record for most consecutive title defenses with his 11th consecutive defense at UFC 216. Still, “Mighty Mouse” earned $370,000 for his octagon performance.

For the full breakdown of every fighter’s pay, see the list below as provided by MMA Junkie:

Tony Ferguson: $500,000 (includes $250,000 win bonus)
def. Kevin Lee: $250,000

Demetrious Johnson: $370,000 (no win bonus)
def. Ray Borg: $100,000

Fabricio Werdum: $400,000 (includes $125,000 win bonus)
def. Walt Harris: $28,000

Mara Romero Borella: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Kalindra Faria: $12,000

Beneil Dariush: $48,000*
vs. Evan Dunham: $40,000*

Cody Stamann: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Tom Duquesnoy: $23,000

Bobby Green: $24,000*
vs. Lando Vannata: $25,000*

Poliana Botelho: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Pearl Gonzalez: $10,000

Matt Schnell: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Marco Beltran: $14,000

John Moraga: $68,000 (includes $34,000 win bonus)
def. Magomed Bibulatov: $17,000

Brad Tavares: $74,000 (includes $37,000 win bonus)
def. Thales Leites: $57,000