UFC 250 Salaries: Amanda Nunes ($500K), Cody Garbrandt ($260K) Top Payroll

By: Tristen Critchfield
Jun 8, 2020


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The winners at the top of the UFC 250 card were also the event’s highest earners.

Two-division champion Amanda Nunes took home $500,000 for her lopsided decision triumph over Felicia Spencer ($125,000) in Saturday’s headliner at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. That figure included a $150,000 win bonus for the Brazilian, who successfully defended her featherweight crown for the first time.

In the co-main event, Cody Garbrandt garnered $260,000 — including a $130,000 win bonus — for a spectacular second-round knockout of Raphael Assuncao ($79,000) at bantamweight. The victory ended a three-bout losing streak for the former 135-pound champion.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission recently released a full list of salaries from the event.

Three other competitors from UFC 250 earned six-figure paydays. Aljamain Sterling received $152,000 for a first-round submission of Cory Sandhagen ($80,000) at bantamweight, while Neil Magny earned $158,000 for a decision over Anthony Rocco Martin ($48,000). Finally, Alex Caceres picked up $116,000 for a three-round verdict against Chase Hooper ($27,000).

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 performance.

Amanda Nunes: $500,000 (includes $150,000 win bonus)
Felicia Spencer: $125,000

Cody Garbrandt: $260,000 (includes $130,000 win bonus)
Raphael Assuncao: $79,000

Aljamain Sterling: $152,000 (includes $76,000 win bonus)
Cory Sandhagen: $80,000

Neil Magny: $158,000 (includes $79,000 win bonus)
Anthony Rocco Martin: $48,000

Sean O'Malley: $80,000 (includes $40,000 win bonus)
Eddie Wineland: $46,000

Alex Caceres: $116,000 (includes $58,000 win bonus)
Chase Hooper: $27,000

Ian Heinisch: $80,000 (includes $40,000 win bonus)
Gerald Meerschaert: $33,000

Cody Stamann: $72,000 (includes $36,000 win bonus)
Brian Kelleher: $33,000

Maki Pitolo: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Charles Byrd: $12,000

Alex Perez: $80,000 (includes $40,000 win bonus)
Jussier Formiga: $98,000

Devin Clark: $96,000 (includes $48,000 win bonus)
Alonzo Menifield: $14,000

Herbert Burns: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
Evan Dunham: $60,000

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