UFC 226 took place on Saturday July 7, 2018 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card aired on pay-per-view while the prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
The event drew an announced sold-out attendance of 17,464 for a live gate of $5,677,238.21. UFC officials announced the tallies after the event. Below you will find the fighter bonuses, salaries and Reebok Sponsorship Payouts. For our complete and official results you can go here.
In the main event, light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier (21-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC) defeated Stipe Miocic (18-3 MMA, 12-3 UFC) by knocking him out to become the second simultaneous two-division titleholder in UFC history. During the in cage interview Cormier challenged former champion and current WWE wrestler Brock Lesnar.
In the co-main event, Derrick Lewis (20-5 MMA, 11-3 UFC) took on Francis Ngannou (11-3 MMA, 6-2 UFC) and somehow they made it through three rounds with very little action. This fight was a long feeling out process. In the end, Lewis won by unanimous decision mainly because he had earned more points with his offense.
UFC officials announced the winners of the bonuses after the event. Daniel Cormier, Anthony Pettis, Khalil Rountree and Paulo Costa each earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses All four picked up “Performance of the Night” and no “Fight of the Night” was given out.
Fighters took home their Reebok Sponsorship Payout totalling $209,500. Leading the way was Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic who each earned a maximum payout of $40,000 as titleholders.
Fighters with 1-3 bouts receive $3,500 per appearance; 4-10 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. Also, 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.
UFC 226 Reebok Sponsorship Payout:
- Daniel Cormier: $40,000
- Stipe Miocic: $40,000
- Derrick Lewis: $10,000
- Francis Ngannou: $5,000
- Mike Perry: $5,000
- Paul Felder: $10,000
- Anthony Pettis: $15,000
- Michael Chiesa: $10,000
- Khalil Rountree: $5,000
- Gokhan Saki: $3,500
- Paulo Costa: $3,500
- Uriah Hall: $10,000
- Raphael Assuncao: $15,000
- Rob Font: $5,000
- Drakkar Klose: $4,000
- Lando Vannata: $4,000
- Curtis Millender: $3,500
- Max Griffin: $4,000
- Dan Hooker: $5,000
- Gilbert Burns: $5,000
- Emily Whitmire: $3,500
- Jamie Moyle: $3,500
The Nevada State Athletic Commission released the following salaries to FightBookMMA. Seven fighters earned six-figure payouts. Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic were top earners for the event. Cormier earned a payday of $500,000 while Miocic earned $750,000. The total disclosed payout for the event was $2,737,000.
UFC 226 salaries:
- Daniel Cormier: $500,000 (no win bonus)
- Stipe Miocic: $750,000 (no win bonus)
- Derrick Lewis: $260,000 (includes $130,000 win bonus)
- Francis Ngannou: $100,000
- Mike Perry: $80,000 ($40,000 win bonus)
- Paul Felder: $46,000
- Anthony Pettis: $289,400 ($135,000 win bonus)
- Michael Chiesa: $25,600*
- Khalil Rountree: $38,000 ($19,000 win bonus)
- Gokhan Saki: $85,000
- Paulo Costa: $110,000 ($55,000 win bonus)
- Uriah Hall: $48,000
- Raphael Assuncao: $130,000 ($60,000 win bonus)
- Rob Font: $33,000
- Drakkar Klose: $44,000 ($22,000 win bonus)
- Landon Vannata: $25,000
- Curtis Millender: $30,000 ($15,000 win bonus)
- Max Griffin: $20,000
- Dan Hooker: $60,000 ($30,000 win bonus)
- Gilbert Burns: $31,000
- Emily Whitmire: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus)
- Jamie Moyle: $12,000
- * Chiesa missed weight, forfeited 30% of purse to Pettis
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Executive Writer, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a passion for Combat Sports and also a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s also a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.
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