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