What’s Amanda Nunes got to do to get a little respect? The women’s bantamweight champion enters her fight against Cris Cyborg as an understandable underdog, but no more so than Alexander Gustafsson in his main event against Jon Jones. However, unlike the Swede, Nunes will only be making 70% of the purse money of her opponent. A startling number considering, that unlike the ‘Mauler,’ she’s already got a belt around her waist.
MMA Fighting reports that Jon Jones, Cris Cyborg, and Alexander Gustafsson all stand to make at least $500,000 for their performances at UFC 232 — not counting potential bonus money and/or PPV points. According to the numbers from the California Athletic Commission, Amanda Nunes will clock in at $350,000 for her ‘superfight against Cyborg.
No other salary information has been reported for the card, at this time, but the CSAC does release that information publicly following events. So, stay tuned for the final post-fight numbers for a more complete picture of the UFC 232 payouts in the week following fight night.
In the meantime, UFC 232 takes place on December 29th at the Forum in Inglewood, CA. The event had been planned for Las Vegas, until inconsistencies in headliner Jon Jones’ drug test results led to the Nevada Commission refusing to license him and pushed the UFC to officially move locations for the pay-per-view card on December 23rd.