UFC 278 prize money: Leon Edwards KOs Kamaru Usman

UFC 278 prize money: Leon Edwards KOs Kamaru Usman

UFC 278 took place on August 20 at the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The headliner was the welterweight championship main event between Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards.

Kamaru Usman’s welterweight title streak ended with Leon Edwards grabbing it and continuing his winning run.

The defending welterweight champion Usman earned a whopping $750k guaranteed purse.

Challenger Leon Edwards, pocketed a $400k guaranteed purse along with $32k sponsorship money after the match.

Emerging as the winner with a knockout, Leon Edwards also took home a $50,000 winning bonus.

Paulo Costa won in the face off against Luke Rockhold in the  co-main event middleweight battle.

Paulo Costa took home a $500k guaranteed salary while Luke Rockhold got a guaranteed payday of $200k.