LAS VEGAS – FightBook MMA has your official results, bonuses and Reebok Sponsorship Payout for UFC 248: Israel Adesanya vs. Yoel Romero.
The event drew an announced attendance of 15,077 fans for a live gate of $2,742,906.20. UFC officials announced the figures after the event.
UFC 248 took place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card aired on pay-per-view while the prelims on ESPN and ESPN+/UFC Fight Pass.
In the main event, middleweight champion Israel Adesanya defended his title for the first time with a unanimous decision win over Yoel Romero. In co-main event, Zhang Weili picked up her first women’s strawweight title defense with a split decision win against Joanna Jedrzejczyk.
Zhang Weili, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Beneil Dariush and Sean O’Malley each earned an extra $50,000 in bonuses. Weili and Jedrzejczyk earned the “Fight of the Night” while Dariush and O’Malley each won “Performance of the Night.” UFC officials announced the winners after the event.
Fighters took home their Reebok Sponsorship Payout totaling $257,000. The top earners were Israel Adesanya and Zhang Weili taking home $40,000 while Yoel Romero and Joanna Jedrzejczyk took home $30,000.
UFC 248: Israel Adesanya vs. Yoel Romero Reebok Sponsorship Payout:
Israel Adesanya: $40,000
Yoel Romero: $30,000
Zhang Weili: $40,000
Joanna Jedrzejczyk: $30,000
Beneil Dariush: $15,000
Drakkar Klose: $5,000
Neil Magny: $20,000
Li Jingliang: $10,000
Alex Oliveira: $15,000
Max Griffin: $5,000
Sean O’Malley: $3,500
Jose Quinonez: $5,000
Mark Madsen: $3,500
Austin Hubbard: $3,500
Rodolfo Vieira: $3,500
Saparbek Safarov: $4,000
Gerald Meerschaert: $5,000
Deron Winn: $3,500
Giga Chikadze: $3,500
Jamall Emmers: $3,500
Danaa Batgerel: $3,500
Guido Cannetti: $5,000
UFC 248: Israel Adesanya vs. Yoel Romero Results:
Israel Adesanya def. Yoel Romero via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 49-46)
Joanna Jedrzejczyk def. Zhang Weili via split decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47)
Beneil Dariush def. Drakkar Klose via knockout (punches) in Round 2, 1:00
Neil Magny def. Li Jingliang via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Alex Oliveira def. Max Griffin via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Sean O’Malley def. Jose Quinonez via TKO (punches) in Round 1, 2:02
Mark Madsen def. Austin Hubbard via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Rodolfo Vieira def. Saparbek Safarov via submission (arm-triangle choke) in Round 1, 2:58
Gerald Meerschaert def. Deron Winn via submission (rear-naked choke) in Round 3, 2:13
Giga Chikadze def. Jamall Emmers via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Danaa Batgerel def. Guido Cannetti via knockout (punches) in Round 1, 3:01
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