Despite winning the UFC bantamweight title from TJ Dillashaw, Dominick Cruz still didn’t take home the highest base salary following last month’s UFC Fight Night 81 Boston card.
Cruz took home a total of $165,000 made up of a $110,000 appearance fee and $55,000 win bonus. Cruz’s take home pay packet was eclipsed by the co-main event winner Travis Browne who earned a total of $180,000 made up of a $120,000 base pay and then a $60,000 bonus for his win over Matt Mitrione.
What these figures don’t include, however, are any deductions such as tax, insurance etc, neither do they include any of the official bonuses or discretionary bonuses that the UFC handed to the fighters.
On the night, additional $50,000 bonuses to were awarded to Cruz, Dillashaw, Sanders and Herman. Cruz and Dillashaw earned the “Fight of the Night” awards while Sanders and Herman picked up “Performance of the Night” honors.
Just adding the bonuses to the base salaries, Ed Herman would be the second highest paid fighter on the card taking home a cool $191,000 for his night of work on January 17th.
The total disclosed payroll for the event was $1,189,000.
Dominick Cruz: $110,000 (includes $55,000 win bonus)
def. T.J. Dillashaw: $70,000
Eddie Alvarez: $100,000 (no win bonus)
def. Anthony Pettis: $80,000
Travis Browne: $120,000 (includes $60,000 win bonus)
def. Matt Mitrione: $36,000
Francisco Trinaldo: $54,000 (includes $27,000 win bonus)
def. Ross Pearson: $48,000
Patrick Cote: $86,000 (includes $43,000 win bonus)
def. Ben Saunders: $18,000
Ed Herman: $94,000 (includes $47,000 win bonus)
def. Tim Boetsch: $52,000
Chris Wade: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus)
def. Mehdi Baghdad: $12,000
Luke Sanders: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Maximo Blanco: $25,000
Paul Felder: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
def. Daron Cruickshank: $20,000
Ilir Latifi: $44,000 (includes $22,000 win bonus)
def. Sean O’Connell: $18,000
Charles Rosa: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Kyle Bochniak: $10,000
Rob Font: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Joey Gomez: $10,000
Francimar Barroso: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Elvis Mutapcic: $18,000
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Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou Official for UFC 220
UFC 220 in Boston, Massachusetts has its main event. Stipe Miocic (17-2) will put his belt on the line for the third time against rising heavyweight star, Francis Ngannou (11-1)
Rumors surrounded the match-up for UFC 220 after Ngannou’s first round knockout over Alistair Overeem, at UFC 218. The Cameroonian heavyweight called for the fight himself. In his octagon interview proceeding his most recent victory, Ngannou stated:
“I’m feeling good… I’m on my way to a title shot”.
— UFC (@ufc) December 10, 2017
The heavy handed Ngannou has finished all of his opponents in all of his six UFC bouts. A streak which includes a kimura submission over Anthony Hamilton and a TKO victory against former UFC heavyweight champion, Andrei Arlovski. Overall, he holds a ten fight win streak. His only defeat came by way of unanimous decision to Zoumana Cisse, in his second professional MMA fight.
If victorious, Ngannou would become the first African-born champion in UFC history.
Not to be diminished, Stipe Miocic rides his a streak of his own into the beantown match-up. Five consecutive wins, five knockouts and the past four of which, ended in the first round. A victory in Boston for the champ would make him the longest reigning heavyweight champion in UFC history. Currently, Miocic is one of three heavyweights, in the promotions entirety, whom has successfully defended the belt twice.
UFC 220 will be held at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts on January 20th, 2018. The pay-per-view (PPV) card will also feature light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, as he faces challenger Volkan “No Time” Oezdemir.
Ladies Fight Night 7: “Double Trouble” Preview
Polish women’s federation Ladies Fight Night is going to celebrate their second birthday this year on the 15th to 17th of December. Two days, two events with a lot of great bouts.
LFN in Poland is being titled the new Invicta FC. The Polish owners created this federation to give European women a chance to fight on a big platform.
Hosting their first ever event in December 2015, LFN will hold two great cards next week, that will feature women who have fought under many prestigious promotions, such as the UFC, Invicta, Bellator, Glory, and Kunlun.
Two days of fantastic fights, intensified by a double dose of sports impressions. The name is not accidental, LFN 7 / LFN 8 combines two events, during which the best Polish fighters will be shown, as well as the best fighters from Europe (including France, Sweden, Italy, the Czech Republic and Romania)
The stakes are high, and we are electrified by the clashes between warriors such as Żaneta Cieśla vs Silvia La Notte and Patricia Axling vs. Cindy Silvestri. Mainly due to their vastness of their experience in the cage.
In the fight of the evening, the talented Romanian Cristina Stanciu will face Magdaléna Šormovádo. Stanciu fought twice in the UFC, but she was unfortunately cut from the promotion after suffering consecutive losses to Cortney Casey and Maryna Moroz.
Judyta Rymarzak vs Marta Waliczek is an amazing fight between two experienced kickboxers. Both making their pro MMA debuts on the night, we will witness a one-of-a-kind duel between two kickboxing perfectionists, as they look to transcend their skills into the MMA world.
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