UFC 197 Reebok Sponsorship Payouts, Bonuses and Salaries

Tuesday April 26, 2016– UFC 197 took place Saturday at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The main card aired on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass. To read the complete recap and official results of the event click here.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission released the following Salaries to FIghtBookMMA. Below you will find the Reebok Sponsorship Payouts and bonuses.

The figures do not include deductions for items such as insurance, licenses and taxes. The figures do not include money paid by sponsors, including the official UFC Athlete Outfitting sponsorship program pay. They also do not include any other “locker room” or special discretionary bonuses the UFC oftentimes pays. They also do not include pay-per-view cuts that some top-level fighters receive.

The total disclosed salaries for UFC 197 was $1,470,000.

The full UFC 197 payouts included:

  • Jon Jones: $500,000 (no win bonus)
    def. Ovince Saint Preux: $55,000
  • Demetrious Johnson: $195,000 (includes $60,000 win bonus)
    def. Henry Cejudo: $60,000
  • Edson Barboza: $88,000 (includes $44,000 win bonus)
    def. Anthony Pettis: $80,000
  • Robert Whittaker: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
    def. Rafael Natal: $41,000
  • Yair Rodriguez: $42,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus)
    def. Andre Fili: $18,000
  • Sergio Pettis: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)
    def. Chris Kelades: $12,000
  • Danny Roberts: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
    def. Dominique Steele: $12,000
  • Carla Esparza: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
    def. Juliana Lima: $14,000
  • James Vick: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
    def. Glaico Franca: $17,000
  • Walt Harris: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
    def. Cody East: $10,000
  • Marcos Rogerio de Lima: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
    def. Clint Hester: $12,000
  • Kevin Lee: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)
    def. Efrain Escudero: $18,000

UFC 197 bonuses each fighter earned an extra $50k:

  • Fight of the Night — Danny Roberts vs Dominique Steele
  • Performance of the Night — Demetrious Johnson
  • Performance of the Night — Yair Rodriguez

Under the UFC Athlete Outfitting program the payouts broken-down as follows:

Fighters with 1-5 bouts receive $2,500 per appearance; 6-10 bouts get $5,000; 11-15 bouts earn $10,000; 16-20 bouts pocket $15,000; and 21 bouts and more get $20,000. Additionally, champions earn $40,000 while title challengers get $30,000.

UFC fighters will receive in perpetuity royalty payments amounting to 20-30 percent of any UFC merchandise sold that bears their likeness, according to officials.

The full UFC 197 UFC Reebok Sponsorship Payouts:

  • Jon Jones: $30,000
    def. Ovince Saint Preux: $30,000
  • Demetrious Johnson: $40,000
    def. Henry Cejudo: $30,000
  • Edson Barboza: $10,000
    def. Anthony Pettis: $10,000
  • Robert Whittaker: $5,000
    def. Rafael Natal: $10,000
  • Yair Rodriguez: $2,500
    def. Andre Fili: $5,000
  • Sergio Pettis: $5,000
    def. Chris Kelades: $2,500
  • Danny Roberts: $2,500
    def. Dominique Steele: $2,500
  • Carla Esparza: $2,500
    def. Juliana Lima: $2,500
  • James Vick: $2,500
    def. Glaico Franca: $2,500
  • Walt Harris: $2,500
    def. Cody East: $2,500
  • Marcos Rogerio de Lima: $2,500
    def. Clint Hester: $5,000
  • Kevin Lee: $5,000
    def. Efrain Escudero: $10,000

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