UFC 278 salaries: Kamaru Usman, Jose Aldo top list of disclosed payouts

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UFC 278 payouts have been released by the overseeing commissioning body.

Wednesday, MMA Junkie received a list of disclosed earnings from Pete Suazo Utah Athletic Commission head Scott Bowler, which oversaw the Aug. 20 pay-per-view event in Salt Lake City.

Atop the list of payouts is former UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, who pocketed $500,000 for his head kick knockout loss to Leon Edwards. Edwards earned $350,000 with his upset victory.

Co-headliner winner Paulo Costa earned $130,000 for his win over Luke Rockhold, who earned $200,000. Rockhold openly criticized fighter pay in the lead-up to the bout.

Former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo took home $400,000 for a loss to Merab Dvalishvili, who earned $198,000.

Heavyweight Marcin Tybura also pocketed $240,000 for his win over Alexandr Romanov ($36,000) on the prelims.

Scroll below to see a full list of payouts. It’s important to note the figures only represent the disclosed pursues. Performance bonuses, locker room bonuses, and additional compliance bonuses are not included.

Daniel da Silva: $10,000 for loss to Victor Altamirano

Aug 20, 2022; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Daniel Da Silva (red gloves) fights Victor Altamirano (blue gloves) during UFC 278 at Vivint Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

Victor Altamirano: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) for win over Daniel da Silva

Aug 20, 2022; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Victor Altamirano (blue gloves) celebrates defeating Daniel Da Silva (red gloves) during UFC 278 at Vivint Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

Jay Perrin: $12,000 for loss to Aori Qileng

Aug 20, 2022; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Aoriqileng (red gloves) fights Jay Perrin (blue gloves) during UFC 278 at Vivint Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

Aori Qileng: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) for win over Jay Perrin

Aug 20, 2022; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Aoriqileng (red gloves) fights Jay Perrin (blue gloves) during UFC 278 at Vivint Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

Francisco Figueiredo: $14,000 for loss to Amir Albazi

Francisco Figueiredo

Amir Albazi: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus) for win over Francisco Figueiredo

Aug 20, 2022; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Amir Albazi (red gloves) reacts after defeating Francisco Figueiredo (blue gloves) during UFC 278 at Vivint Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

A.J. Fletcher: $10,000 for loss to Ange Loosa

Aug 20, 2022; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Aj Fletcher (red gloves) fights Ange Loosa (blue gloves) during UFC 278 at Vivint Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

Ange Loosa: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) for win over A.J. Fletcher

Aug 20, 2022; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Aj Fletcher (red gloves) fights Ange Loosa (blue gloves) during UFC 278 at Vivint Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

Luis Saldana: $14,000 for draw vs. Sean Woodson

Aug 20, 2022; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Luis Saldana (blue gloves) reacts after the fight against Sean Woodson (red gloves) during UFC 278 at Vivint Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

Sean Woodson: $24,000 for draw vs. Luis Saldana

Aug 20, 2022; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Sean Woodson (red gloves) reacts after the fight against Luis Saldana (blue gloves) during UFC 278 at Vivint Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

Leonardo Santos: $44,000 for loss to Jared Gordon

Aug 20, 2022; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Leonardo Santos (red gloves) fights Jared Gordon (blue gloves) during UFC 278 at Vivint Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

Jared Gordon: $94,000 (includes $47,000 win bonus) for win over Leonardo Santos

Aug 20, 2022; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Leonardo Santos (red gloves) fights Jared Gordon (blue gloves) during UFC 278 at Vivint Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

Alexandr Romanov: $36,000 for loss to Marcin Tybura

Aug 20, 2022; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Marcin Tybura (red gloves) fights Alexander Romanov (blue gloves) during UFC 278 at Vivint Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

Marcin Tybura: $240,000 (includes $120,000 win bonus) for win over Alexandr Romanov

Harry Hunsucker: $12,000 for loss to Tyson Pedro

Aug 20, 2022; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Tyson Pedro (red gloves) fights Harry Hunsucker (blue gloves) during UFC 278 at Vivint Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

Tyson Pedro: $86,000 (includes $43,000 win bonus) for win over Harry Hunsucker

Aug 20, 2022; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Tyson Pedro (red gloves) reacts after defeating Harry Hunsucker (blue gloves) during UFC 278 at Vivint Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

Wu Yanan: $20,000 for loss to Lucie Pudilova

Aug 20, 2022; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Wu Yanan (red gloves) fights Lucie Pudilova (blue gloves) during UFC 278 at Vivint Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

Lucie Pudilova: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus) for win over Wu Yanan

Aug 20, 2022; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Wu Yanan (red gloves) fights Lucie Pudilova (blue gloves) during UFC 278 at Vivint Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

Jose Aldo: $400,000 for loss to Merab Dvalishvili

Aug 20, 2022; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Jose Aldo (red gloves) fights Merab Dvalishvili (blue gloves) during UFC 278 at Vivint Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

Merab Dvalishvili: $198,000 (includes $99,000 win bonus) for win over Jose Aldo

Aug 20, 2022; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Merab Dvalishvili (blue gloves) reacts after defeating Jose Aldo (red gloves) during UFC 278 at Vivint Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

Luke Rockhold: $200,000 for loss to Paulo Costa

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – AUGUST 20: Luke Rockhold of the United States looks on in a middleweight bout against Paulo Costa of Brazil during UFC 278 at Vivint Arena on August 20, 2022 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Paulo Costa: $130,000 (includes $65,000 win bonus) for win over Luke Rockhold

Aug 20, 2022; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Paulo Costa (red gloves) reacts after defeating Luke Rockhold (blue gloves) during UFC 278 at Vivint Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

Kamaru Usman: $500,000 for loss to Leon Edwards

Aug 20, 2022; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Kamaru Usman (red gloves) leaves the arena after being defeated by Leon Edwards (blue gloves) during UFC 278 at Vivint Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

Leon Edwards: $350,000 (no win bonus) for win over Kamaru Usman

Aug 20, 2022; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Leon Edwards (blue gloves) reacts after defeating Kamaru Usman (red gloves) during UFC 278 at Vivint Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

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