UFC 298 Salaries: Alexander Volkanovski ($750K), Robert Whittaker ($400K) Top Payroll

UFC
February 19, 2024
Alexander Volkanovski may have lost his featherweight title on Saturday night, but he was nonetheless compensated quite nicely for his efforts.

Alexander Volkanovski may have lost his featherweight title on Saturday night, but he was nonetheless compensated quite nicely for his efforts.

Volkanovski took home an event-high $750,000 for his second-round knockout loss to Ilia Topuria ($350,000) in the UFC 298 headliner at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, on Saturday night. The 35-year-old Australian was one of 13 fighters who earned a six-figure payday, according to salary figures released by the California State Athletic Commission.

Meanwhile, former middleweight champion Robert Whittaker was the card’s second second biggest earner, as he banked $400,000 for a unanimous decision triumph over Paulo Costa ($250,000) in the evening’s co-main event.

UFC 298 Salaries:

Ilia Topuria: $350,000

Alexander Volkanovski: $750,000

Robert Whittaker: $400,000 (includes $100,000 win bonus)

Paulo Costa: $250,000

Ian Garry: $110,000 (includes $55,000 win bonus)

Geoff Neal: $108,000

Merab Dvalishvili: $210,000 (includes $105,000 win bonus)

Henry Cejudo: $150,000

Anthony Hernandez: $122,000 ( includes $66,000 win bonus)

Roman Kopylov: $80,000

Amanda Lemos: $160,000 ( includes $80,000 win bonus)

Mackenzie Dern: $200,000

Marcos Rogerio de Lima: $200,000 (includes $100,000 win bonus)

Junior Tafa: $23,000

Rinya Nakamura: $46,000 (includes $23,000 win bonus)

Carlos Vera: $12,000

Mingyang Zhang: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)

Brendson Ribeiro: $10,000

Danny Barlow: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)

Josh Quinlan: $12,000

Oban Elliott: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)

Valentine Woodburn: $15,000

Miranda Maverick: $150,000 (includes $75,000 win bonus)

Andrea Lee: $70,000

Reference: https://www.sherdog.com/news/news/UFC-298-Salaries-Alexander-Volkanovski-36750K-Robert-Whittaker-36400K-Top-Payroll-192658#/slide/5

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