After their close and contentious majority draw at UFC 205 last
November, Woodley earned the close nod this time, taking a majority
decision over “Wonderboy.” Monday, the Nevada Athletic Commission
released the UFC 209 payouts, revealing that the “The Chosen One”
netted $500,000, including a $100,000 win bonus for the victory.
Thompson earned $380,000 and his win bonus would have been
Despite his main event status, Woodley was the third highest earner
on the card. In the evening's pay-per-view opener, former K-1 World
Grand Prix champions Alistair
Overeem and Mark Hunt each
took home $750,000 flat for their bout. Overeem knocked Hunt out in
the third round with a pair of brutal knees.
UFC 209's co-main event bout, an interim lightweight title bout
Ferguson and Khabib
Nurmagomedov, was canceled due to Nurmagomedov's difficult
weight cut on Friday. Nurmagomedov was scheduled to make $500,000
flat with no win bonus, while Ferguson was to make $250,000 to show
and $250,000 to win.
Note: The disclosed purses reported by state athletic
commissions do not include any performance-based or discretionary
bonuses that may be awarded to a fighter by the promotion.
Additionally, the reported figures do not reflect any deductions
made by the commission for taxes, insurance, etc., and do not
include any sponsorship money that a fighter may acquire for their