UFC 248: How Much Did Israel Adesanya & Others Earn?

Published 03/09/2020, 4:42 PM EDT


Israel Adesanya, the highest earning fighter in UFC 248, faced Yoel Romero on Saturday in a match that many called boring.  Adesanya earned $500,000 without any win bonus for the fight, while Romero earned $350,000.

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The co-main event on the night saw Zhang Weili go up against Joanna Jedrzejczyk in what was one of the best fights in the history of the tournament. While Weili earned $200,000, which included a $100,000 win bonus, Jedrzejczyk got $106,000.

Complete list of salaries for UFC 248:

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  • Israel Adesanya: $500,000 (no win bonus)
  • Yoel Romero: $350,000
  • Zhang Weili: $200,000 (includes $100,000 win bonus)
  • Joanna Jedrzejczyk: $106,000
  • Beneil Dariush: $140,000 (includes $70,000 win bonus)
  • Drakkar Klose: $40,000
  • Neil Magny: $152,000 (includes $76,000 win bonus)
  • Li Jingliang: $64,000
  • Alex Oliveira: $128,000 (includes $64,000 win bonus)
  • Max Griffin: $35,000
  • Sean O’Malley: $70,000 (includes $35,000 win bonus)
  • José Quiñónez: $33,000
  • Mark Madsen: $66,000 (includes $33,000 win bonus)
  • Austin Hubbard: $12,000
  • Rodolfo Vieira: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
  • Saparbek Safarov: $22,000
  • Gerald Meerschaert: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
  • Deron Winn: $12,000
  • Giga Chikadze: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
  • Jamall Emmers: $10,000
  • Danaa Batgerel: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
  • Guido Cannetti: $14,000

UFC 248 main event, Israel Adesanya vs Yoel Romero, disappoints Dana White

Among the many people who found the fight between Adesanya and Romero boring was UFC president Dana White, who expressed his disappointment in the post-fight interview.

The matchmakers didn’t love that fight and didn’t want to make that fight. They did not want to make Adesanya vs Romero,” he said.

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“The goofy fan in me said, are you sh**ting me? This is a fun fight to do. And the fact that he wants to fight a guy that nobody wants to fight, now hindsight is 20/20 – probably shouldn’t have done that fight and should’ve waited for Costa”

 

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Saketh Kandadai

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