Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) recently released the early fight purses for the upcoming Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 245 pay-per-view (PPV) fight card, taking place this Sat. night (Dec. 14, 2019) inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
As expected, welterweight headliners Kamaru Usman (champion) and Colby Covington (challenger) will each bank a $500,000 flat rate for their 170-pound title fight, regardless of whether or not it lasts all five rounds.
In the UFC 245 PPV co-main event, reigning featherweight champion, Max Holloway, will pull $350,000 for what could prove to be a 25-minute showdown against rising 145-pound contender, Alexander Volkanovski, who gets $250,000 win or lose.
Jose Aldo and Urijah Faber are also banking the big bucks, according to Marc Raimondi:
Kamaru Usman $500K
Colby Covington $500K
Max Holloway $350K
Alexander Volkanovski $250K
Amanda Nunes $350K/$100K (win bonus)
Germaine de Randamie $100K
Jose Aldo $400K/$50K (win bonus)
Marlon Moraes $110K/$110K (win bonus)
Urijah Faber $250K
Petr Yan $66K/$66K (win bonus)
Mike Perry $90K/$90K (win bonus)
Geoff Neal $31K/$31K (win bonus)
The full payouts and salaries will be released early next week.
Keep in mind the salaries listed above do not include fight bonuses, Reebok sponsorships, percentages and other unofficial payments. It also does not include deductions for expenses such as insurance, taxes, etc.
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