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UFC 205 Fighter Salaries, Reebok $, Attendance & Gate

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It was a historic, epic night in NYC last night for the UFC, and fittingly the sport’s biggest star, Conor McGregor, was its top earner.

Before we go any further, we should note that the New York State Athletic Commission doesn’t release fighter pay info, so none of the following salary data for the event is official.  However, you can get a fairly accurate picture of a fighter’s pay based on official purse info released from past fights.  So, based on that info, here is the estimated pay breakdown for the 22 fighters that traded blows at the event, plus Donald Cerrone who got paid out his show money despite his fight being cancelled. But please remember – this is only an estimate, not official info, especially for any fighters that made their UFC debuts at the event.

(for McGregor and Alvarez’s purses we are going off of info released by Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father, who disclosed the two fighter’s purses after a fight between his son and Alvarez fell through)

 

Attendance: 20,427
Gate: $17,700,000

 

 

Conor McGregor: $3,590,000 ($3,500,000 to show, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, $40,000 Reebok sponsorship)

Tyron Woodley: $490,000 ($400,000 to show, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $40,000 Reebok sponsorship)

Eddie Alvarez: $540,000 ($500,000 to show, $40,000 Reebok sponsorship)

Stephen Thompson: $460,000 ($380,000 to show, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $30,000 Reebok sponsorship)

Frankie Edgar: $400,000 ($190,000 to show, $190,000 win bonus, $20,000 Reebok sponsorship)

Chris Weidman: $285,000 ($275,000 to show, $10,000 Reebok sponsorship)

Joanna Jedrzejczyk: $260,000 ($110,000 to show, $110,000 win bonus, $40,000 Reebok sponsorship)

Yoel Romero: $215,000 ($130,000 to show, $30,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, $5,000 Reebok sponsorship)

Jim Miller: $151,000 ($61,000 to show, $61,000 win bonus, $9,000 from Alves for missing weight, $20,000 Reebok sponsorship)

Karolina Kowalkiewicz: $130,000 ($100,000 to show, $30,000 Reebok sponsorship)

Tim Boetsch: $123,000 ($54,000 to show, $54,000 win bonus, $15,000 Reebok sponsorship)

Donald Cerrone: $88,000 (UFC paid out despite bout being cancelled)

Jeremy Stephens: $77,000 ($57,000 to show, $20,000 Reebok sponsorship)

Miesha Tate: $60,000 ($50,000 to show, $10,000 Reebok sponsorship)

Raquel Pennington: $57,000 ($26,000 to show, $26,000 win bonus, $5,000 Reebok sponsorship)

Khabib Nurmagomedov: $57,000 ($26,000 to show, $26,000 win bonus, $5,000 Reebok sponsorship)

Rafael Natal: $56,000 ($41,000 to show, $15,000 Reebok sponsorship)

Thiago Alves: $56,000 ($45,000 to show, $9,000 fine for missing weight, $20,000 Reebok sponsorship)

Michael Johnson: $47,000 ($32,000 to show, $15,000 Reebok sponsorship)

Liz Carmouche: $43,000 ($19,000 to show, $19,000 win bonus, $5,000 Reebok sponsorship)

Vicente Luque: $34,500 ($16,000 to show, $16,000 win bonus, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship)

Belal Muhammad: $14,500 ($12,000 to show, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship)

Katlyn Chookagian: $14,500 ($12,000 to show, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship)