Entire list of disclosed payouts from UFC 219

January 3, 2018

MMA Payout has obtained the salaries for the entire card from UFC 219 this past Saturday.  As previously revealed, the main event participants were the highest paid on the card.

Via the Nevada Athletic Commission:

Cristiane Justino:  $500,000 (no win bonus) def. Holly Holm:  $300,000

Khabib Nurmegomedov $160,000 ($80K/$80K) def. Edson Barboza:  $75,000

Daniel Hooker:  $48,000 ($24K/$24K) def. Marc Diakiese: $24,000

Carla Esparza $72,000 ($36K/$36K) def. Cynthia Calvillo $41,000

Neil Magny: $140,000 ($70K/$70K) def. Carlos Condit:  $115,000

Michal Oleksiejczuk: $24,000 ($12K/$12K) def. Khalil Rountree: $19,000

Myles Jury:  $66,000 ($33K/$33K) def. Ricky Lee Glenn $22,000

Marvin Vettori:  $20,000 draw Oman Akhmedov: $29,000

Matheus Nicolau Pereira:  $28,000 ($14K/$14K) def. Louis Smolka:  $32,000

Tim Elliott:  $54,000 ($28K/$28K) def. Mark De La Rosa:  $12,000

Payout Perspective:

What probably jumps out from the payouts is the championship fight salaries.  While no win bonus, the reported payout does not include any PPV points that might be triggered if the PPV hits a certain buy rate.  Aside from the top of the card, all other fighters would have earned double their purse if they prevailed.

Cyborg and Holm top UFC 219 salaries

December 30, 2017

ESPN’s Brett Okamoto reports some of the purses for Saturday night’s UFC 219. Cristiane Justino will earn $500,000 while Holly Holm will make $300,000.

Both main event fighters will not receive a win bonus if they prevail. Although, the hefty show purses should compensate for the lack of a win bonus. Khabib Nurmogomedov will draw $80,000 and another $80,000 to win. Edson Barboza will earn $75,000 and $75,000 for a win.

Carlos Condit’s return will draw him $115,000 and $115,000 and his opponent Neil Magny will earn $70,000 and $70,000.

Cynthia Calvillo will earn $41,000/$41,000 and Carla Esparza will earn $36,000/$36,000.

Payout Perspective:

Cyborg’s last fight at UFC 214 drew $200,000 (no win bonus) against Tonya Evinger. Holm’s last reported fight purse was in March 2016 when she made $500,000 in a win against Miesha Tate. Since then, Holm has had 3 more fights and one might infer that she has not made as much since defending the title although I would surmise she’s made 6 figures in each of the last 3 fights. It’s likely that we’ll get the rest of the payouts after the event from the Nevada Athletic Commission.

Moraes leads fighter roster of payouts for UFC Fight Night 123

December 13, 2017

MMA Junkie reports the payouts from this Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 123.  Marlon Moraes took home the highest disclosed payout of $146,000.

Moraes knocked out Aljamain Sterling with a knee.  For his troubles, Sterling earned $36,000.  Brian Ortega received $68,000 including a $29,000 bonus and Cub Swanson earned $76,000.

The payouts were disclosed by the California State Athletic Commission:

Brian Ortega: $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus)
def. Cub Swanson: $76,000

Gabriel Benitez: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
def. Jason Knight: $31,000

Marlon Moraes : $146,000 (includes $73,000 win bonus)
def. Aljamain Sterling: $36,000

Scott Holtzman: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
def. Darrell Horcher: $15,000

Eryk Anders: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
def. Markus Perez: $12,000

Benito Lopez: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Albert Morales: $15,000

Alexis Davis: $64,000 (includes $32,000 win bonus)
def. Liz Carmouche: $30,000

Andre Soukhamthath: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Luke Sanders: $12,000

Alex Perez: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Carls John de Tomas: $10,000

Frankie Saenz: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
def. Merab Dvalishvili: $10,000

Alejandro Perez: $46,000 (includes $23,000 win bonus)
def. Iuri Alcantara: $39,000

Davi Ramos: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Chris Gruetzemacher: $12,000

Trevin Giles: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
def. Antonio Braga Neto: $10,000

Payout Perspective:

The total payroll for the event was $866,000 with the former WSOF champ making almost $200,000 with the inclusion of his $50,000 Performance Bonus.  Moraes was making $90K and $90K with WSOF, but there’s likely more room to grow (read: make more money in the longrun) in the UFC.

Flyweight title fight draw top salaries for TUF 26 Finale

December 4, 2017

The TUF 26 Finale finalists earned $100,000 for their efforts Friday night.  Nicco Monsanto and Roxanne Modaferri earned $100,000 each.

Monsanto, the inaugural 125-pound women’s champion, did not earn a win bonus for her victory.

Via MMA Junkie:

Nicco Montano: $100,000 (no win bonus)
def. Roxanne Modafferi: $100,000

Sean O’Malley: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Terrion Ware: $10,000

Lauren Murphy: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Barb Honchak: $10,000

Gerald Meerschaert: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
def. Eric Spicely: $14,000

DeAnna Bennett: $10,000*
vs. Melinda Fabian: $10,000*

Brett Johns: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
def. Joe Soto: $31,000

Montana De La Rosa: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Christina Marks: $10,000

Ryan Janes: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Andrew Sanchez: $28,000

Rachael Ostovich: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Karine Gevorgyan: $10,000

Shana Dobson: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Ariel Beck: $10,000

Gillian Robertson: $20,000 (includes $ win bonus)
def. Emily Whitmire: $10,000

Bennett and Fabian’s fight resulted in a draw.

Payout Perspective:

The $100K salaries for the finalists is much more than the $30K ($15K win/$15K show) purse for TUF 25 winner Jesse Taylor and runner-up Dhiego Lima ($15K).  TUF 24 challenger Tim Elliott received $100K for his chance to challenge Demetrious Johnson.  Thus, it appears that $100K is the threshold pay for a title fight for the TUF series.

Pitbull tops Bellator 183 paydays

September 26, 2017

MMA Fighting reports the salaries from Bellator’s event held in San Jose on Saturday night.  With his win, Patricky Pitbull was the top earner for the night making $110,000 for his split decision over former UFC lightweight champ Benson Henderson.

The California State Athletic Commission released the purses for the San Jose, California event.

Via MMA Fighting:

Patricky Freire ($65,000 + $45,000 = $110,000) def. Benson Henderson ($50,000)
Paul Daley ($50,000 + no win bonus = $50,000) def. Lorenz Larkin ($40,000)
Roy Nelson ($30,000 + $30,000 = $60,000) def. Javy Ayala ($50,000)
Aaron Pico ($25,000 + $25,000 = $50,000) def. Justin Linn ($4,000)
Goiti Yamauchi ($16,000 + $16,000 = $32,000) def. Adam Piccolotti ($18,000)

Tony Johnson ($1,500 + $1,500 = $3,000) def. Mike Ortega ($1,500)
Kaytlin Neil ($2,000 + $2,000 = $4,000) def. Brooke Mayo ($3,000)
Brandon Laroco ($1,500 + $1,500 = $3,000) def. Gaston Bolanos ($4,000)
Corina Herrera ($1,500 + $1,500 = $3,000) vs. Jaymee Nievara ($1,500)
Fernando Gonzalez ($6,000 + $6,000 = $12,000) def. Alex Lopez ($2,500)
Ricardo Vasquez ($1,000 + $1,000 = $2,000) def. Justin Tenedora ($1,500)
J.J. Okanovich ($2,000 + $2,000 = $4,000) def. Luis Jauregui ($1,500)
Daniel Gonzalez ($1,000 + $1,000 = $2,000) def. Anthony Castrejon ($1,000)

Payout Perspective:

Notably, Henderson made just $50,000 in a losing effort.  Roy Nelson made $30,000 to show and another $30,000 to win.  Nelson’s last official reported payout was in July 2016 when he lost a decision to Derrick Lewis.  Nelson made $100,000 that night.  Similarly, Henderson’s pay has dropped as well since being the UFC lightweight champ.  Also, Lorenz Larkin’s second fight in Bellator gave him $40,000.  His last fight at UFC 202 gave Larkin $39,000 to show and another $39,000 to win

PFL Everett: Shields tops salaries; slightly over 3K in attendance

July 31, 2017

MMA Payout has obtained the attendance, gate and payouts from PFL Everett held in Everett, Washington on Saturday night.  Jake Shields led the roster of salaries with $100,000.

Shields soundly defeated Danny Davis, Jr. and earned $50,000 to show and a $50,000 win bonus.  UFC veteran Yushin Okami earned $50,000 total ($25,000 plus $25,000 win) for his win on the show.

According to the Washington State Department of Licensing, there were 489 paid tickets with 2,542 comps.  The total attendance was 3,031 with a gross gate revenue of $19,444.  The PFL held a promotion where U.S. veterans were given free entrance which might account for the number of comps.

Per the Washington State Department of Licensing the rest of the purses are as follows:

Punahele Soriano $1,000 ($1,000 win bonus) = $2,000 def Jon Gover $1,000 to show

Miles Hunsinger $3,000 ($3,000 win bonus) = $6,000 def Andy Nigretto $1,000

Jared Torgeson $2,000 ($2,000 win bonus) = $4,000 def Dale Sopi $3,000

Louis Taylor $8,000 ($8,000 win bonus) = $16,000 def Zach Conn $4,500

Luiz Firmino Carvalho $17,000 ($17,000 win bonus) = $34,000 def Eddy Ellis $5,000

Jared Rosholt $16,000 ($16,000 win bonus) =$32,000 def Nick Rossborough $6,000

Josh Copeland $10,000 ($10,000 win bonus) = $20,000 def Mike Kyle $15,000

Bruno Santos $8,000 ($8,000 win bonus ) = $16,000 def Rex Harris $7,000

Jake Shields $50,000 ($50,00 win bonus) = $100,000 def Danny Davis, Jr. $10,000

Yushin Okami $25,000 ($25,000 win bonus) = $50,000 def Andre Lobato $5,000

Andre Harrison $17,000 ($17,000 win bonus) = $34,000 def Steven Rodriguez $5,000

Payout Perspective:

The total reported salaries for PFL Everett came to $376,500.  Harrison, the main event earned as much as Carvalho, who was on the prelim show.  Shields and Okami, as expected earned the most.  The gate was more than I expected although I thought there were more paid attendance.  But with the veteram promotion and UFC 214 the same night (even though you could have gotten home to watch the co and main events) the number of paid attending seems very low.

Cormier tops UFC 214’s salaries

July 30, 2017

Daniel Cormier tops the list of the UFC 214 payroll as disclosed by the California Athletic Commission.

Via MMA Junkie:

Jon Jones: $500,000 (no win bonus)

def. Daniel Cormier: $1,000,000

Tyron Woodley: $500,000 (no win bonus)

def. Demian Maia: $110,000

Cristiane Justino: $200,000 (no win bonus)

def. Tonya Evinger: $100,000

Robbie Lawler: $300,000 (includes $100,000 win bonus)

def. Donald Cerrone: $155,000

Volkan Oezdemir: $110,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)

def. Jimi Manuwa: $120,000

Ricardo Lamas: $106,000 (includes $53,000 win bonus)

def. Jason Knight $31,000

Aljamain Sterling: $66,000 (includes $33,000 win bonus)

def. Renan Barao: $53,000

Brian Ortega: $52,000 (includes $26,000 win bonus)

def. Ricardo Moicano: $23,000

Calvin Kattar: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)

def. Andre Fili: $24,000

Alexandra Albu: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)

def. Kailin Curran: $20,000

Jarred Brooks: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)

def. Eric Shelton: $10,000

Drew Dober: $44,000 (includes $22,000 win bonus)

def. Josh Burkman $54,000

Payout Perspective:

11 fighters made 6 figures at UFC 214 according to the disclosed.  Cormier’s $1 million is the highest disclosed pay since Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz’s pay last August.  Notably, Robbie Lawler is making $200,000 plus another $100,000 for his win over Cerrone.  The Cowboy made $155,000 in a losing effort.  Also, Tonya Evinger made $100,000 despite her loss to Cyborg (who made $200,000).

Gaethje tops TUF 25 Finale salaries

July 11, 2017

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the payouts from TUF 25.  Newcomer to the UFC, Justin Gaethje drew $300,000  including bonuses for Friday’s fight against Michael Johnson.

Via MMA Junkie:

Justin Gaethje: $200,000 (includes $100,000 win bonus)
def. Michael Johnson: $47,000

Jesse Taylor: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Dhiego Lima: $15,000

Drakkar Klose: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Marc Diakiese: $24,000

Jared Cannonier: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)
def. Nick Roehrick: $12,000

Brad Tavares: $68,000 (includes $34,000 win bonus)
def. Elias Theodorou: $24,000

Jordan Johnson: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Marcel Fortuna: $14,000

Angela Hill: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
def. Ashley Yoder: $12,000

James Krause: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)
def. Tom Gallicchio: $10,000

C.B. Dolloway: $86,000 (includes $43,000 win bonus)
def. Ed Herman: $54,000

Tecia Torres: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
def. Juliana Lima: $17,000

Gray Maynard: $102,000 (includes $51,000 win bonus)
def. Teruto Ishihara: $21,000

Payout Perspective:

In addition to the $30,000 earned by Taylor, he received $290,000 which included $250,000 for winning TUF and then $40,000 in wins and bonuses during the season.  The payroll far exceeds the total reported gate of $432,495.  In his debut with the company, former WSOF lightweight champ Justin Gaethje is making $100,000 and $100,000 which seems commensurate to his status and fight style as an entertaining fight favorite.  With his $100,000 bonuses for FOTN and POTN, Gaethje made out with $300,000 (not including Reebok pay) for the night.

Overeem tops UFC 213 salaries

July 11, 2017

The Nevada State Athletic Commission disclosed the salaries for UFC 213 which took place this past Saturday.  Heavyweight Alistair Overeem was the highest paid fighter on the event with $800,000.

The main event competitors Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero earned $350,000 each.  Whittaker did not draw a win bonus although both drew the Fight of the Night bonus.  Thus, each actually made $400,000 notwithstanding the Reebok pay.

Salaries via MMA Junkie:

Robert Whittaker: $350,000 (no win bonus)
def. Yoel Romero: $350,000

Alistair Overeem: $800,000 (no win bonus)
def. Fabricio Werdum: $275,000

Robert Whittaker: $350,000 (no win bonus)
def. Yoel Romero: $350,000

Alistair Overeem: $800,000 (no win bonus)
def. Fabricio Werdum: $275,000

Robert Whittaker: $350,000 (no win bonus)

def. Yoel Romero: $350,000

Alistair Overeem: $800,000 (no win bonus)

def. Fabricio Werdum: $275,000

Curtis Blaydes: $38,000 (includes $19,000 win bonus)

def. Daniel Omielanczuk: $30,000

Anthony Pettis: $180,000 (includes $90,000 win bonus)

def. Jim Miller: $71,000

Rob Font: $39,000 (includes $19,500 win bonus)

def. Douglas Silva de Andrade: $18,000

Aleksei Oleinik: $54,000 (includes $27,000 win bonus)

def. Travis Browne: $120,000

Chad Laprise: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)

def. Brian Camozzi: $10,000

Thiago “Marreta” Santos: $68,000 (includes $34,000 win bonus)

def. Gerald Meerschaert: $14,000

Belal Muhammad: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)

def. Jordan Mein: $25,000

Cody Stamann: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)

def. Terrion Ware: $10,000

Trevin Giles: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)

def. James Bochnovic: $12,000

Payout Perspective:

The $800,000 for Overeem is on par with his salary as he earned $750,000 in May for his KO of Mark Hunt.  Werdum’s $275,000 and Travis Browne’s $125,000 shows you that the Heavyweight division is still the place to be if you want to fight.

Penn, Lee and Boetsch lead UFC Fight Night 112 pay

June 27, 2017

MMA Junkie reports the salaries from Sunday night’s UFC Fight Night 112 held on Sunday night in Oklahoma City.  BJ Penn received the highest purse at $150,000.

The salaries were released by the Oklahoma State Athletic Commission.

Via MMA Junkie:

Kevin Lee: $88,000 (includes $44,000 win bonus)
def. Michael Chiesa $36,000

Tom Boetsch: $134,000 (includes $67,000 win bonus)
def. Johny Hendricks $100,000

Felice Herrig: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
def. Justine Kish $14,000

Dominick Reyes: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Joachim Christensen $16,000

Tim Means: $78,000 (includes $39,000 win bonus)
def. Alex Garcia $31,000

Dennis Siver: $78,000 (includes $39,000 win bonus)
def. B.J. Penn: $150,000

Clay Guida: $110,000 (includes $55,000 win bonus)
def. Erik Koch: $24,000

Marvin Vettori: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Vitor Miranda: $18,000

Carla Esparza: $66,000 (includes $33,000 win bonus)
def. Maryna Moroz: $23,000

Darrell Horcher: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Devin Powell: $10,000

Jared Gordon: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Michel Quinones: $10,000

Tony Martin: $38,000 (includes $19,000 win bonus)
def. Johnny Case: $23,000

Jeremy Kimball: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Josh Stansbury: $12,000

Payout Perspective:

BJ Penn drew the $150,000 purse while the main event earned $44,000 and $36,000 to show respectively.  Lee earned his win bonus to bump his pay to $88,000 plus his $50,000 Performance Bonus to push him to $138,000 for the night.  Tim Boetsch drew the other 6 figure salary as he received $67,000 to show and another $67,000 and another $50,000 for his win over Johny Hendricks.  A nice $188,000 payday for Boetsch.

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