According to disclosed salary figures released by the Ohio State
Athletic Commission, both Paul and Woodley received $2 million for
their 190-pound bout. Paul
defeated the former UFC welterweight champion via
split-decision after eight rounds at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
in Cleveland, Ohio.
It is likely one of the biggest paydays ever earned by Woodley. In
his last bout in which salary figures were released, “The Chosen
One” garnered a $200,000 check for a loss to Gilbert
Burns at UFC on ESPN 9 in May 2020. In his last appearance as
welterweight champion, Woodley received $500,000 for a loss to
Usman at UFC 235.
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