We recently got a sneak peek at some of the payouts for the UFC 245 pay-per-view (PPV) event — which went down last Sat. night (Dec. 14, 2019) in Las Vegas, Nevada — and now the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) has released the full payouts for the entire card.
As expected, event headliners Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington earned the biggest paydays for their welterweight scrap, which saw “The Nigerian Nightmare” retain his title by stopping “Chaos” in the fifth and final round (highlights).
Amanda Nunes also scored a nice payday for her bantamweight win over Germaine De Randamie, raking in $450,000, which includes a $100,000 win bonus. Also, the now-former featherweight champion, Max Holloway, banked a cool $350,000, which is $50,000 less than Jose Aldo’s $400K.
Take a look at the rest of the UFC 245 payouts.
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
Marlon Moraes $110K/$110K (win bonus)
Urijah Faber $250K
Petr Yan $66K/$66K (win bonus)
Mike Perry $90K
Geoff Neal $31K/$31K (win bonus)
Ian Heinisch $25K
Omari Akhmedov $55K.$55k (win bonus)
Chase Hopper $24K/$24K (win bonus)
Daniel Teymur $18K
Matt Brown $80K/$80K (win bonus)
Ben Saunders $35K
Brandon Moreno $31K/$31K (win bonus)
Kai Kara-France $25K
Jessica Eye $48K/$48K (win bonus)
Viviane Gomes $45K plus $14,400 of Jessica Eye’s “show money” for missing weight
Punahele Soriano $10K/$10K (win bonus)
Oskar Piechota $20K
The total disclosed payroll was $4.081 million.
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.
For example, the promotion often hands out extra cash for “Fight of the Night” and “Performance of the Night” bonuses, as well as the occasional (and undisclosed) locker room bonuses (sample here).
For complete UFC 245: “Usman vs. Covington” results and play-by-play, click HERE!