UFC 265 Salaries and Payouts

UFC 265 Salaries and Payouts

UFC Vegas 265 salaries and payouts including base pay, win bonuses, performance bonuses and promotional compliance pay are shown in the table below.

This card (on August 8, 2021) was highlighted by an interim heavyweight title fight between Derrick Lewis and Ciryl Gane. Gane put on a kickboxing clinic and wore down “The Black Beast” eventually winning by TKO in the third round. Jose Aldo also topped Pedro Munhoz in a war that went the distance. Bonuses went to Rafael Fiziev/Bobby Green, Vicente Luque, Miles Johns, Jessica Penne and Gane. Former Rizin champion Manel Kape missed weight and was ineligible for a performance bonus following his flying knee KO of Ode Osbourne.

*Note that the official payouts have not been disclosed for this fight card in Houston so the salaries listed are based on estimates of previous contracts, trends and drawing power. Other assumptions are made like expected contract changes. All promotional compliance pay figures are based on the formula negotiated with Venum.

Assumptions:
For the purposes of PPV share estimation, we are using 400,000 views based on the drawing power of this card (this will be updated if official numbers are released)
Assuming Lewis and Gane are getting paid using the standard PPV formula
Assuming Aldo, Lewis, Gane are getting flat base pay with no win bonus
Gane revealed in interviews that his salary for the fight was $350,000. Assuming this is PPV bonus + base pay and excludes Venum/Performance Bonus.

Total Payout to Fighters (including fight purse, PPV points, bonuses and compliance pay): $3,421,500
Total Compliance Pay (Venum): $273,500

UFC 265 Detailed Payouts

FighterOpponentDateEventResultBase SalaryWin BonusPPV BuysPPV Payout (est)Performance BonusSponsorshipTotalComments
Derrick LewisCiryl Gane8/7/2021UFC 265L$500,000 $0400,000$200,000 $32,000 $732,000
Jose AldoPedro Munhoz8/7/2021UFC 265W$400,000 $0$21,000 $421,000
Michael ChiesaVicente Luque8/7/2021UFC 265L$80,000 $0$16,000 $96,000
Ciryl GaneDerrick Lewis8/7/2021UFC 265W$150,000 $0400,000$200,000 $50,000 $32,000 $432,000 Won Interim Title; Revealed Salary in interview
Pedro MunhozJose Aldo8/7/2021UFC 265L$90,000 $0$11,000 $101,000
Vicente LuqueMichael Chiesa8/7/2021UFC 265W$72,000 $72,000 $50,000 $16,000 $210,000
Tecia TorresAngela Hill8/7/2021UFC 265W$60,000 $60,000 $11,000 $131,000
Angela HillTecia Torres8/7/2021UFC 265L$60,000 $0$16,000 $76,000
Song YadongCasey Kenney8/7/2021UFC 265W$60,000 $60,000 $6,000 $126,000
Casey KenneySong Yadong8/7/2021UFC 265L$42,000 $0$6,000 $48,000
Bobby GreenRafael Fiziev8/7/2021UFC 265L$50,000 $0$50,000 $16,000 $116,000
Rafael FizievBobby Green8/7/2021UFC 265W$36,000 $36,000 $50,000 $4,500 $126,500
Vince MoralesDrako Rodriguez8/7/2021UFC 265W$20,000 $20,000 $4,500 $44,500
Drako RodriguezVince Morales8/7/2021UFC 265L$16,000 $0$4,000 $20,000
Ed HermanAlonzo Menifield8/7/2021UFC 265L$80,000 $0$21,000 $101,000
Alonzo MenifieldEd Herman8/7/2021UFC 265W$30,000 $30,000 $6,000 $66,000
Karolina KowalkiewiczJessica Penne8/7/2021UFC 265L$40,000 $0$11,000 $51,000
Jessica PenneKarolina Kowalkiewicz8/7/2021UFC 265W$30,000 $30,000 $6,000 $66,000
Manel KapeOde Osbourne8/7/2021UFC 265W$72,000 $72,000 $50,000 $4,000 $198,000 Missed weight, fined 20%
Ode OsbourneManel Kape8/7/2021UFC 265L$38,000 $0$4,500 $42,500 Recieved 20% from Kape
Miles JohnsAnderson dos Santos8/7/2021UFC 265W$20,000 $20,000 $50,000 $4,500 $94,500
Anderson dos SantosMiles Johns8/7/2021UFC 265L$20,000 $0$4,500 $24,500
Victoria LeonardoMelissa Gatto8/7/2021UFC 265L$16,000 $0$4,000 $20,000
Melissa GattoVictoria Leonardo8/7/2021UFC 265W$12,000 $12,000 $4,000 $28,000
Johnny Muñoz Jr.Jamey Simmons8/7/2021UFC 265W$14,000 $14,000 $4,000 $32,000
Jamey SimmonsJohnny Muñoz Jr.8/7/2021UFC 265L$14,000 $0$4,000 $18,000

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