HENRY CEJUDO may not have topped the card for UFC 249 but the bantamweight champion is estimated to have taken home the biggest pay cheque.
A second-round technical knockout of Dominick Cruz in Florida successfully defended the American's bantamweight belt and capped a career that he ended after the fight.
With the state's Athletic Commission not releasing the official figures, The Sports Daily estimates Cejudo's takings topped £315,000.
Just behind are new interim lightweight champion Justin Gaethje and Tony Ferguson, who both took home around £308,000.
As the late call-up to replace Khabib Nurmagomedov for the headline bout, underdog Gaethje was handed a lower basic pay rate than his opponent.
But £40,000 rewards for winning both the Fight of the Night and Performance of the Night crowns bumped up the 31-year-old's wage considerably.
Experienced Brazilian fighter and former heavyweight champ Fabricio Werdum is thought to have earned in the region of £275,000 for his undercard loss to Aleksei Oleinik.
A £120,000 win bonus made up almost half of Anthony Pettis' £267,000 take from UFC 249 as he downed Donald Cerrone via unanimous decision after three rounds.
Add-on awards also bulked up Francis Ngannou's £260,000 day at the office.
For downing Jairzinho Rozenstruik within 20 seconds, the Cameroonian made £40,000 as the Performance of the Night with his fourth victory in a row pocketing a £105,000 win bonus.
Further down the list is the £17,500 thought to be paid to Surinamese fighter Rozenstruik for his part in the heavyweight contest.
And little known Yorgan De Castro sits at the bottom of the list having taken home just £12,500 for his unanimous points loss to Greg Hardy early on in the evening.
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