The aftermath of UFC 292 unveiled a roster of stars who walked away with six-figure disclosed payouts. As reported through the athletic commission (via Dailymail) documents, a total of twelve stars who participated in the event secured substantial paychecks.
At the pinnacle of disclosed payouts stands UFC women’s strawweight champion, Zhang Weili, who seized a commanding half-million dollars ($520,000) for her triumphant title defense against Amanda Lemos, who garnered $250,000. Meanwhile, headlining contenders Sean O’Malley and Aljamain Sterling each secured substantial sums, pocketing an equitable $500,000.
The Massachusetts Division of Occupational Licensure granted the request to release the numbers. These figures, regulated by the Massachusetts State Athletic Commission (MSAC), exclusively encompass disclosed amounts and exclude supplementary bonuses such as LOA (side letter) bonuses, sponsorships, and locker room bonuses.
Intriguing glimpses into the disclosed payouts of the 24 athletes who graced the card are detailed below:
Gregory Rodrigues: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus) for his win over Denis Tiuliulin
Chris Weidman: $426,000 for his bout against Brad Tavares
Brad Tavares: $200,000 (includes $100,000 win bonus) for his win over Chris Weidman
Pedro Munhoz: $150,000 for his performance against Marlon Vera
Marlon Vera: $310,000 (includes $155,000 win bonus) for his win over Pedro Munhoz
Neil Magny: $134,000 for his participation in a bout against Ian Garry
Ian Garry: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus) for his win over Neil Magny
Amanda Lemos: $250,000 for her performance against Zhang Weili
Zhang Weili: $520,000 (no win bonus) for her victory over Amanda Lemos
Aljamain Sterling: $500,000 for his bout against Sean O’Malley
Sean O’Malley: $500,000 (no win bonus) for his win over Aljamain Sterling
It’s important to note that the disclosed payouts provided offer an insight into the earnings of these stars, excluding additional bonuses and sponsorships. The disclosed amounts are a testament to the significance of these athletes’ dedication and performance on the grand stage of UFC 292.
Since 2014, Benny A. King has been fully immersed in the world of combat sports. Starting with a blog about Greco Roman wrestling, Benny’s passion for combat sports has led him to explore various disciplines.