UFC 248: Salaries, Performance of the Night Bonuses Revealed

Published 03/08/2020, 5:08 AM EDT


UFC 248 just wrapped up. The event was a banger, with most fights catering to the audience’s hunger for entertainment. Here’s what each fighter made in their fight.

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The total gate for UFC 248 was $2,742,906.20. With two titles on the line, around 15,077 people attended the event inside the T-Mobile Arena.

UFC 248: Salaries

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These are flat fees paid to the athletes. Pay-per-view bonuses and performance bonuses are not included.

Israel Adesanya tops the list with a flat fee of 0.5 million for his title defence against Yoel Romero. His opponent, Romero made $350000.

Weili Zhang banked a total of $200000 ($100,000 to show, $100,000 to win) for her fight against Joana Jedrzejczyk. Whereas Joanna earned $106,000.

Beneil Dariush received $140000 for his win over Drakkar Klose. Klose made $40000.

Neil Magny received a paycheck of $152000. His opponent Li Jingliang made $64000.

Alex Oliveira won $128000 and his opponent Max Griffin received a low fee of $35000.

Sean O’Malley got $70000 for his victory over Jose Quiñónez.

Fight of the Night Bonuses

Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs Weili Zhang

The co-main event stole the show. Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Weili Zhang went to war. Both females gave their absolute best. It was a back and forth battle between the two. Despite having her forehead swollen, Joanna put on a hell of a fight.

SCARY: Images of Joanna Jedrzejczyk After the Fight Revealed

Although the champion won, the challenger showed great heart in the fight. It was a close decision which could’ve have gone both ways.

The fight was awarded Fight of the Night Bonus. Both Joanna and Weili received $50000.

Performance of the Night Bonuses

Beneil Dariush

Dariush stunned everyone with his finish of Drakkar Klose. Even after spending almost a round on Klose’s back, Dariush was unable to get the finish. However, the second round sealed the deal for Dariush.

Klose started fast, he landed multiple clean shots which stunned Dariush. However, Dariush pulled off a Hail Mary and stunned Klose. He forced Klose on the back foot and knocked him out.

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Sean O’Malley

O’Malley kept his undefeated record intact when he stopped José Quiñónez in the first round. He earned a performance of the night bonus of $50000.

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Shantanu Mayenkar

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