UFC 197 Salaries: Jon Jones Makes Bank

The fighter salaries for UFC 197 were released on Monday and oh did the UFC have to pay a chunk of cash to the top level fighters on this card.

Jon Jones earned $500,000 for defeating Ovince Saint for the interim UFC light heavyweight title in the main event. “OSP” earned $55,000. Demetrious Johnson earned $195,000 for defeating Henry Cejudo, who earned $60,000, to retain his flyweight title in the co-main event.

UFC 197 took place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday, April 23rd, 2016. The main card aired on pay-per-view while the prelims aired on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.

The full payouts include:

Jon Jones: $500,000 (no win bonus) def. Ovince Saint Preux: $55,000

Demetrious Johnson: $195,000 (includes $60,000 win bonus) def. Henry Cejudo: $60,000

Edson Barboza: $88,000 (includes $44,000 win bonus) def. Anthony Pettis: $80,000

Robert Whittaker: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus) def. Rafael Natal: $41,000

Yair Rodriguez: $42,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus) def. Andre Fili: $18,000

Sergio Pettis: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus) def. Chris Kelades: $12,000

Danny Roberts: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Dominique Steele: $12,000

Carla Esparza: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus) def. Juliana Lima: $14,000

James Vick: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus) def. Glaico Franca: $17,000

Walt Harris: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Cody East: $10,000

Marcos Rogerio de Lima: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Clint Hester: $12,000

Kevin Lee: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus) def. Efrain Escudero: $18,000

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