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Israel Adesanya Vs Yoel Romero: UFC 248 Salaries For Fighters Have Been Revealed

Israel Adesanya Vs Yoel Romero: UFC 248 Salaries For Fighters Have Been Revealed

Israel Adesanya managed to secure a sizeable payday for his lacklustre middleweight championship clash with Yoel Romero at UFC 248.

The 'Last Stylebender,' 30, successfully defended his title for the first time by picking up a unanimous decision win on Saturday in Las Vegas.

Adesanya, who won the middleweight championship in 2019, took home $500,000 for a fight that was heavily criticised for falling below fans' expectations.

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According to MMA Mania, Romero walked away from the fight with the second biggest payday from UFC 248 at $350,000.

Zhang Weili defended the UFC women's strawweight championship in a show-stealing match against Joanna Jedrzejczyk.

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And the 30-year-old Chinese UFC star took home $100,000 for showing up for the title defence and another $100,000 for winning the fight.

Jedrzejczyk, who suffered a horrific hematoma to the head, secured a $106,000 payday for her performance against Weili.

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Posted below are the salaries for fighters on the main card at UFC 248.

Israel Adesanya (c): $500,000 (no win bonus), Yoel Romero: $350,000 (no win bonus)

Weili Zhang (c): $100,000 to show ($100,000 to win), Joanna Jedrzejczyk: $106,000 to show ($106,000 to win)

Beneil Dariush $70,000 to show ($70,000 to win), Drakkar Klose: $40,000 to show ($40,000 to win)

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Neil Magny: $76,000 to show ($76,000 to win), Li Jingliang: $64,000 to show ($64,000 to win)

Alex Oliveira: $64,000 to show ($64,000 to win), Max Griffin: $35,000 to show ($35,000 to win)

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: UFC News, MMA News, Yoel Romero, Joanna Jędrzejczyk, UFC 248, UFC, MMA, Israel Adesanya

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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