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UFC 229 Fighter Salaries: Conor McGregor, Khabib Nurmagomedov Top 7 Figures



UFC 229 is in the books and the fighter salaries from the event have been released. Following the conclusion of this weekend’s pay-per-view at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, the Nevada State Athletic Commission released the purses for each fighter on the card. The two headliners of the night — UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and challenger Conor McGregor — both cleared a whopping seven-figures.

McGregor led the way with $3 million, while Nurmagomedov landed $2 million. Their combined $5 million left just $1.6 million for the remaining fighters on the card.

Co-main event participants Tony Ferguson ($155,000) and Anthony Pettis ($145,000) along with former Invicta FC champion Michelle Waterson ($100,000) were the only other fighters to clear six figures.

Unfortunately for Khabib, his post-fight antics — which included jumping out of the cage and sparking a brawl in the crowd — have led to the NSAC withholding his purse while they conduct an investigation into the incident.

The figures released do not include any money from outside sponsors, Reebok outfitting numbers or outside sponsorships for the athletes. UFC 227 purses also exclude any locker room bonuses which include the $50,000 for Fight of the Night and Performance of the night bonuses.

The $50,000 bonuses on Saturday night went to Tony Ferguson and Anthony Pettis for Fight of the Night, and Performance of the Night honors went to Derrick Lewis and Vicente Luque, who scored devastating knockout wins over Alexander Volkov and Jalin Turner, respectively.

The complete list of fighter salaries from UFC 229 can be seen below.

Khabib Nurmagomedov: $2 million (no win bonus; purse currently being withheld by NSAC)
def. Conor McGregor: $3 million (no win bonus)

Tony Ferguson: $155,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus)
def. Anthony Pettis: $145,000

Dominick Reyes: $90,000 (includes $45,000 win bonus)
def. Ovince Saint Preux: $86,000

Derrick Lewis: $270,000 (includes $135,000 win bonus)
def. Alexander Volkov: $75,000

Michelle Waterson: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)
def. Felice Herrig: $40,000

Jussier Silva: $86,000 (includes $43,000 win bonus)
def. Sergio Pettis: $46,000

Vicente Luque: $76,000 (includes $38,000 win bonus)
def. Jalin Turner: $10,000

Aspen Ladd: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Tonya Evinger: $30,000

Scott Holtzman: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
def. Alan Patrick: $30,000

Yana Kunitskaya: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
def. Lina Lansberg: $20,000

Nik Lentz: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)
def. Grey Maynard: $54,000

Tony Martin: $56,000 (includes $28,000 win bonus)
def. Ryan LaFlare: $33,000

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