Seven of UFC 235’s main card stars will earn guaranteed six-figure paychecks.
Saturday’s headliners and co-headliners will all earn guarantee show money with no win bonuses, according to Yahoo Sports’ Kevin Iole. Defending champions Jon Jones and Tyron Woodley will earn flat half-million dollar purses, while contenders Anthony Smith and Kamaru Usman will make $350,000.
What may catch some off-guard is how the debuting Ben Askren has the potential to earn more than his opponent, former welterweight champion Robbie Lawler. Both fighters will make a guaranteed $200,000, but Askren’s win bonus is $150,000 vs. Lawler’s $100,000.
Take a look at all the main card purses below.
Jon Jones: $500,000 show/no win bonus
Anthony Smith: $350,000 show/no win bonus
Tyron Woodley: $500,000 show/no win bonus
Kamaru Usman: $350,000 show/no win bonus
Robbie Lawler: $200,000 show/$100,000 win bonus
Ben Askren: $200,000 show/$150,000 win bonus
Tecia Torres: $36,000 show/$36,000 win bonus
Weili Zhang: $18,000 show/$18,000 win bonus
Cody Garbrandt: $130,000 show/$130,000 win bonus
Pedro Munhoz: $48,000 show/$48,000 win bonus
As usual, the above purse amounts do not include sponsorship money from apparel company Reebok, pay-per-view points, discretionary bonuses, performance bonuses, etc.