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Jon Jones Sits Atop UFC 197 Fighter Salaries with $500,000

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Jon Jones returned to the Octagon at UFC 197 on Saturday in Las Vegas, following nearly a year and a half on the sidelines, struggling with various legal and personal issues. Jones was successful in capturing the interim UFC light heavyweight championship by scoring a unanimous-decision victory over Ovince Saint Preux.

The victory earned Jones a $500,000 disclosed payday, according to figures the Nevada Athletic Commission released to MMAWeekly.com on Monday.

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The runner-up on the payroll was the man that is vying with Jones to be considered the top pound-for-pound fighter in the world, Demetrious Johnson.

The UFC flyweight champion earned $195,000 for his co-main event victory over form Olympian Henry Cejudo. Johnson scored a devastating TKO stoppage in the first round.

UFC 197: Jones vs. Saint Preux took place on Saturday, April 23 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

UFC 197: Jones vs. Saint Preux Fighter Salaries

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, Jr.: $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

Daniel 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 ….View full article

Source:: mmaweekly