Francis Ngannou UFC 270 Paycheck Leaks

The UFC Heavyweight Champion Francis Ngannou reportedly earned the most from Saturday’s UFC 270 card, according to salary figures released by the California State Athletic Commission. Ngannou garnered a $600,000 payday for his five-round fight against Ciryl Gane ($500,000) in the evening’s main event at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. Ngannou earned a victory and successfully defended the heavyweight belt for the first time.



Meanwhile, Deiveson Figueiredo took home $150,000 for his decision to win against Brandon Moreno in their flyweight championship trilogy in the evening’s co-main event. Moreno earned $200,000 in defeat. While Michel Pereira was the card’s only other six-figure earner, he took home a $100,000 disclosed payday for a three-round verdict over Andre Fialho ($12,000) a featured welterweight contest.

It is to be noted that the disclosed purses reported by state athletic commissions do not include any performance-based or discretionary bonuses that may be awarded to a fighter by the promotion. Additionally, the reported figures do not reflect any deductions made by the commission for taxes, insurance, etc., and do not include any sponsorship money that a fighter may acquire for their performance.

On social media, the combat sports world reacted to Ngannou’s Heavyweight Title win as Jon Jones stated: “If this is the Apex of heavyweight fighting, I’m excited about it. Got some more records to break. Further adding, I love how everyone gets so impressed with the new guy lol”

However, former champion Daniel Cormier was far more complimentary by stating on the platform: “#andstill the champion @francis_ngannou great job by the champion. Who would have thought it would be wrestling and grappling that got him the victory. Congrats champ!”

Check out UFC 270 salaries below:

Francis Ngannou: $600,000 (no win bonus)
Ciryl Gane: $500,000

Deiveson Figueiredo: $150,000 (no win bonus)
Brandon Moreno: $200,000

Michel Pereira: $100,000 ($50,000 win bonus)
Andre Fialho: $12,000

Said Nurmagomedov: $50,000 ($25,000 win bonus)
Cody Stamann: $65,000

Michael Morales: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus)
Trevin Giles: $45,000

Victor Henry: $40,000 ($20,000 win bonus)
Raoni Barcelos: $29,000

Jack Della Maddalena: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus)
Pete Rodriguez: $12,000

Tony Gravely: $44,000 ($22,000 win bonus)
Saimon Oliveira: $10,000

Matt Frevola: $46,000 ($23,000 win bonus)
Genaro Valdez: $10,000

Vanessa Demopoulos: $24,000 ($12,000 win bonus)
Silvana Gomez Juarez: $12,000

Jasmine Jasudavicius: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus)
Kay Hansen: $17,000

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