The official salaries for UFC 294 in Dubai have not yet been released but we have made our best estimates based on previous data, social media posts and card drawing power. Based on recent interviews, Khamzat mentioned he was taxed half a million dollars in his last fight which would put his gross earnings around $1m. He likely made far more against Kamaru Usman based on his star power. As a UFC veteran in his 7th fight, he would have made a paltry $6,000 in Venum promotional pay based on the standard guidance. He was likely paid around $750,000 for his base pay and an additional $750,000 for winning the fight. He likely negotiated PPV share which at an estimated 700,000 buys would have been $850,000. In total its estimated that Khamzat made in the neighborhood of $2.35m at UFC 294.
More about Khamzat Chimaev:
Khamzat Chimaev is a rising star in the world of mixed martial arts (MMA). Born on May 1, 1994, in Chechnya, Russia, Chimaev is a Swedish MMA fighter who competes in the welterweight and middleweight divisions. He gained significant attention and popularity for his impressive performances on Fight Island in 2020.
- Early Life and Background: Chimaev had a background in wrestling, which he developed in Sweden, where he moved with his family at a young age.
- MMA Debut: He made his professional MMA debut in 2018, and his success in the European MMA scene quickly caught the attention of the UFC.
- UFC Debut: Khamzat Chimaev made his UFC debut in July 2020. He gained fame for his dominant victories and quick turnarounds between fights. He secured a reputation for his excellent wrestling and striking skills.
- Record-Breaking Start: Chimaev’s meteoric rise in the UFC included setting records for the fastest turnaround between wins in the promotion. He won three fights in a span of just 66 days.
- Training Camps: Chimaev trained with Allstars Training Center in Sweden, where he honed his skills alongside other notable fighters.
- Personality and Fighting Style: Chimaev is known for his brash and confident personality, often calling out other fighters. His fighting style combines strong wrestling and striking, which makes him a well-rounded and formidable opponent.
- Health Issues: In late 2020, Khamzat Chimaev announced his retirement from MMA due to health complications related to COVID-19. However, he later reversed his decision and announced his return to the sport.
- Injury and Comeback: In 2021, Chimaev suffered from a lingering health issue that required surgery. He took time off from competition to recover.