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UFC 278 salaries revealed: This is how much Edwards banked for the spectacular KO-win!

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Leon Edwards knocked out Kamaru Usman at UFC 278 on August 22 to become welterweight champion. Photo: Viaplay

According to salaries released by the Utah Athletic Commission, obtained by MMA Fighting, Leon Edwards banked 350,000 dollars for his massive knockout win against Kamaru Usman at UFC 278. Usman earned 500,000 dollars for the five-round fight. Neither of the top-drawer welterweights had win bonuses in their contracts.

Former featherweight king, now bantamweight contender, Jose Aldo earned 400,000 dollars in his fight against Merab Dvalishvili on the main card. That’s more than Paulo Costa and Luke Rockhold in the co-main event.

A list of the UFC 278 salaries can be seen below. However, these numbers don’t represent the contestants total earnings. Some incomes from sponsorship, PPV-bonuses and post-fight bonuses are not publicly shown.

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UFC 278 salaries

The numbers below were first presented by MMA Fighting.

Main Card

  • Leon Edwards ($350,000) def. Kamaru Usman ($500,000)
  • Paulo Costa ($65,000 + $65,000 win bonus = $130,000) def. Luke Rockhold ($200,000)
  • Merab Dvalishvili ($99,000 + $99,000 win bonus = $198,000) def. Jose Aldo ($400,000)
  • Lucie Pudilova ($46,000) def. Wu Yanan ($20,000)
  • Tyson Pedro ($43,000 + $43,000 win bonus = $86,000) def. Harry Hunsucker ($12,000)

Prelims

  • Marcin Tybura ($120,000 + $120,000 win bonus = $240,000) def. Alexandr Romanov ($36,000)
  • Jared Gordon ($47,000 + $47,000 win bonus = $94,000) def. Leonardo Santos ($44,000)
  • Sean Woodson ($24,000) vs. Luis Saldana ($14,000)
  • Ange Loosa ($12,000 + $12,000 win bonus = $24,000) def. A.J. Fletcher ($10,000)

Early Prelims

  • Amir Albazi ($16,000 + $16,000 win bonus = $32,000) def. Francisco Figueiredo ($14,000)
  • Aori Qileng ($12,000 + $12,000 win bonus = $24,000) def. Jay Perrin ($12,000)
  • Victor Altamirano ($10,000 + $10,000 win bonus = $20,000) def. Daniel Lacerda ($10,000)

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