Cody Garbrandt solidified his spot in the UFC bantamweight division on Sunday by toppling Thomas Almeida in the UFC Fight Night 88 main event in Las Vegas.
The victory earned Garbrandt $48,000 and the respect that he believes he’s been due for a long time.
He didn’t, however, top the UFC Fight Night 88 payroll. That honor went to Jeremy Stephens, who earned $100,000 for giving former bantamweight champion Renan Barao a rude welcome to the 145-pound division.
The Nevada Athletic Commission released the fighter salaries to MMAWeekly.com on Tuesday.
The disclosed payroll filed with athletic commissions does not include sponsorship money, discretionary bonuses, nor other incentives or compensation.
UFC Fight Night 88: Almeida vs. Garbrandt took place on Sunday, May 29, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.
UFC Fight Night 88: Almeida vs. Garbrandt Fighter Salaries
Cody Garbrandt: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus) def. Thomas Almeida: $25,000
Jeremy Stephens: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus) def. Renan Barao: $50,000
Rick Story: $76,000 (includes $38,000 win bonus) def. Tarec Saffiedine: $37,000
Chris Camozzi: $72,000 (includes $36,000 win bonus) def. Vitor Miranda: $18,000
Lorenz Larkin: $72,000 (includes $36,000 win bonus) def. Jorge Masvidal: $57,000
Paul Felder: $42,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus) def. Josh Burkman: $48,000
Sara McMann: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus) def. Jessica Eye: $25,000
Abel Trujillo: $52,000 (includes $26,000 win bonus) def. Jordan Rinaldi: $10,000
Jake Collier: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus) def. Alberto Uda: $10,000
Erik Koch: $42,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus) def. Shane Campbell: $15,000
Bryan Caraway: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus) def. Aljamain Sterling: $30,000
Adam Milstead: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Chris De La Rocha: $10,000
UFC Fight Night 88 Disclosed Fighter Payroll: $975,000