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Newly crowned interim UFC lightweight champion Tony Ferguson was the top earner at Saturday’s UFC 216 event.

Ferguson (23-3 MMA, 13-1 UFC), who picked up a third-round submission victory over Kevin Lee (16-3 MMA, 9-3 UFC) in the headliner, earned a disclosed payout of $500,000 – $250,000 of which was a win bonus. Lee picked up $250,000, and if victorious, would have earned an extra $50,000 as a win bonus.

MMAjunkie obtained the list of disclosed payouts from the Nevada State Athletic Commission on fight night.

UFC 216 took place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, and the main card aired on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and UFC Fight Pass.

Another top earner was flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson (27-2-1 MMA, 15-1-1 UFC), who notched a UFC-record 11th consecutive title defense with a nifty fifth-round tap-out of Ray Borg (11-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC) in the co-headliner. “Mighty Mouse” earned a flat rate of $370,000; Borg got $100,000 (and also wasn’t eligible for a win bonus).

The total disclosed payout for the event topped $2 million – $2,148,000, to be precise.

The full list of UFC 216 payouts included:

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

* – Fight ended in a draw; no win bonuses given

Now, the usual disclaimer: The figures do not include deductions for items such as insurance, licenses and taxes. Additionally, the figures do not include money paid by sponsors, including the official UFC Athlete Outfitting sponsorship program pay. They also do not include any other “locker room” or special discretionary bonuses the UFC often pays. They also do not include pay-per-view cuts that some top-level fighters receive.

For example, as previously reported, UFC officials handed out additional $50,000 UFC 216 fight-night bonuses to Johnson and Moraga (“Performance of the Night”) and Green and Vannata (“Fight of the Night”).

In other words, the above figures are simply base salaries reported to the commission and do not reflect entire compensation packages for the event.

For more on UFC 216, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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