Monday July 13, 2015– FightBookMMA.com recieved the list of official disclosed salaries from the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
UFC 189 took place at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The main card aired on pay-per-view while the prelims aired on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.
In the main event, Conor McGregor (18-2 MMA, 6-0 UFC) won the interim featherweight title with an impressive win over Chad Mendes (17-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC) in the second round. In the co-main event, Robbie Lawler (26-10 MMA, 11-4 UFC) defended his welterweight title for the first time also with an impressive win over Rory MacDonald (18-3 MMA, 9-3 UFC).
The total disclosed payroll for the event was $1,952,000. The figures do not include deductions for items such as insurance, licenses and taxes. Additionally, the figures do not include money paid by sponsors like Reebok, for the UFC 189 Reebok Payout go here.
Official UFC 189 payouts:
Conor McGregor: $500,000 (no win bonus)
def. Chad Mendes: $500,000 (wasn’t eligible for win bonus)
Champ Robbie Lawler: $300,000 (includes $150,000 win bonus)
def. Rory MacDonald: $59,000
Jeremy Stephens: $72,000 (includes $40,000 win bonus)*
def. Dennis Bermudez: $34,000*
Gunnar Nelson: $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus)
def. Brandon Thatch: $22,000
Thomas Almeida: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Brad Pickett: $30,000
Matt Brown: $92,000 (includes $46,000 win bonus)
def. Tim Means: $23,000
Alex Garcia: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Mike Swick: $48,000
John Howard: $42,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus)
def. Cathal Pendred: $10,000
Cody Garbrandt: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Henry Briones: $10,000
Louis Smolka: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Neil Seery: $15,000
Cody Pfister: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Yosdenis Cedeno: $13,000
* – Stephens fined 20 percent ($8,000) for missing weight; fine was issued to Bermudez