UFC 263 Salaries and Payouts

UFC Vegas 263 salaries and payouts including base pay, win bonuses, performance bonuses and promotional compliance pay are shown in the table below.

The card was highlighted by two title fights – one contested at middleweight between champion Israel Adesanya and Marvin Vettori, and the other at flyweight between champion Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno. A highly anticipated tilt between Leon Edwards and Nate Diaz was also on the ticket.

Edwards largely controlled the pace of the fight with Diaz, staggering him with leg kicks. The tide almost turned in the fifth and final round however as Diaz nearly knocked out Edwards in the final minute. Moreno dominated the champion Figueiredo with blistering fast hands and terrific grappling. Moreno was eventually able to submit the Brazilian with a rear naked choke to take control of the flyweight belt. In the main event, Adesanya put together a striking clinic against a game Vettori. In the end, Adesanya was just too much and he defended his belt.

Moreno took a $50k performance of the night bonus and so did Drew Dober and Brad Riddell for their Fight of the Night. Paul Craig took home the other $50k bonus for his brutal dislocation of Jamahal Hill’s arm.

*The base pay numbers are OFFICIAL as provided by the Arizona Department of Gaming. The win bonuses were redacted from the released document so the numbers are assumed (later released according to MMAFighting.com although we didn’t receive that updated document). All promotional compliance pay figures are based on the formula negotiated with Venum.

PPV Assumptions
Estimates online indicate 600,000 PPV buys globally
Assuming champions got PPV points – Figueiredo and Adesanya
Assuming that Nate Diaz also has PPV points in his contract
Formula for PPV can be found here

Other notes
Steven Peterson was fined 20% of his purse for missing weight – the base goes to his opponent Chase Hooper and the win portion goes to the commission. Peterson’s disclosed base pay for the fight was $23,000 which we assume is NOT adjusted for 20%. The value in the table below has been adjusted accordingly.


Total Payout to Fighters (including fight purse, PPV points, bonuses and compliance pay): $5,586,900
Total Compliance Pay (Venum): $358,500

UFC Vegas 263 Detailed Payouts

FighterOpponentDateEventResultBase SalaryWin BonusPPV BuysPPV Payout (est)Performance BonusSponsorshipTotalComments
Israel AdesanyaMarvin Vettori6/12/2021UFC 263W$500,000 $0600,000$600,000 $42,000 $1,142,000
Deiveson FigueiredoBrandon Moreno6/12/2021UFC 263L$210,000 $0600,000$600,000 $42,000 $852,000
Leon EdwardsNate Diaz6/12/2021UFC 263W$110,000 $110,000 $11,000 $231,000
Brandon MorenoDeiveson Figueiredo6/12/2021UFC 263W$100,000 $100,000 $50,000 $32,000 $282,000
Demian MaiaBelal Muhammad6/12/2021UFC 263L$175,000 $0$21,000 $196,000
Marvin VettoriIsrael Adesanya6/12/2021UFC 263L$350,000 $0$32,000 $382,000
Nate DiazLeon Edwards6/12/2021UFC 263L$250,000 $0600,000$600,000 $21,000 $871,000
Belal MuhammadDemian Maia6/12/2021UFC 263W$80,000 $80,000 $11,000 $171,000
Drew DoberBrad Riddell6/12/2021UFC 263L$87,000 $0$50,000 $16,000 $153,000
Paul CraigJamahal Hill6/12/2021UFC 263W$55,000 $55,000 $50,000 $11,000 $171,000
Jamahal HillPaul Craig6/12/2021UFC 263L$28,000 $0$4,500 $32,500
Brad RiddellDrew Dober6/12/2021UFC 263W$40,000 $40,000 $50,000 $4,500 $134,500
Eryk AndersDarren Stewart6/12/2021UFC 263W$75,000 $75,000 $11,000 $161,000
Darren StewartEryk Anders6/12/2021UFC 263L$45,000 $0$11,000 $56,000
Lauren MurphyJoanne Calderwood6/12/2021UFC 263W$70,000 $70,000 $11,000 $151,000
Joanne CalderwoodLauren Murphy6/12/2021UFC 263L$51,000 $0$11,000 $62,000
Movsar EvloevHakeem Dawodu6/12/2021UFC 263W$36,000 $36,000 $4,500 $76,500
Hakeem DawoduMovsar Evloev6/12/2021UFC 263L$55,000 $0$6,000 $61,000
Pannie KianzadAlexis Davis6/12/2021UFC 263W$28,000 $28,000 $6,000 $62,000
Alexis DavisPannie Kianzad6/12/2021UFC 263L$43,000 $0$11,000 $54,000
Matt FrevolaTerrance McKinney6/12/2021UFC 263L$23,000 $0$6,000 $29,000
Terrance McKinneyMatt Frevola6/12/2021UFC 263W$12,000 $12,000 $4,000 $28,000
Chase HooperSteven Peterson6/12/2021UFC 263L$41,600 $0$4,500 $46,100 Opponent Fined
Steven PetersonChase Hooper6/12/2021UFC 263W$18,400 $18,400 $6,000 $42,800 Fined 20%
Fares ZiamLuigi Vendramini6/12/2021UFC 263W$14,000 $14,000 $4,000 $32,000
Luigi VendraminiFares Ziam6/12/2021UFC 263L$15,000 $0$4,000 $19,000
Carlos FelipeJake Collier6/12/2021UFC 263W$25,000 $25,000 $4,500 $54,500
Jake CollierCarlos Felipe6/12/2021UFC 263L$28,000 $0$6,000 $34,000

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