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.


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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.

Watch: Insane Knockout As Beneil Dariush Drops Drakkar Klose Like A Brick At UFC 248

Sean O’Malley


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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.

Watch: First Round KO For Sean O’ Malley As He Returns to The Octagon



Shantanu Mayenkar

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