UFC 266 Salaries and Payouts

UFC 266 Salaries and Payouts

UFC 266 salaries and payouts including base pay, win bonuses, performance bonuses and promotional compliance pay are shown in the table below.

This card (on September 25, 2021) was highlighted by TWO title fights and the return of a legend. Alexander Volkanovski defended his belt in a thrilling back and forth battle with Brian “T-City” Ortega. Flyweight queen Valentina Shevchenko stopped Lauren Murphy’s 5-fight win streak with a 4th round KO. Former champion Robbie Lawler stopped former Strikeforce kingpin Nick Diaz after an exciting few rounds filled with striking exchanges. Bonuses went to Volk and Ortega for Fight of the Night and Merab and Daukaus for Perforamance of the Night.

*Note that the official payouts have not been disclosed for this fight card in Las Vegas 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 500,000 views based on the drawing power of this card (this will be updated if official numbers are released)
Assuming Shevchenko and Volk are getting paid using the standard PPV formula.
Assuming Volk and Diaz are getting flat, no win bonus contracts.

Total Payout to Fighters (including fight purse, PPV points, bonuses and compliance pay): $4,708,500
Total Compliance Pay (Venum): $314,500

UFC 266 Detailed Payouts

FighterOpponentDateEventResultBase SalaryWin BonusPPV BuysPPV Payout (est)Performance BonusSponsorshipTotalComments
Alexander VolkanovskiBrian Ortega9/25/2021UFC 266W$300,000 $0500,000$400,000 $50,000 $42,000 $792,000
Brian OrtegaAlexander Volkanovski9/25/2021UFC 266L$300,000 $0$32,000 $332,000
Valentina ShevchenkoLauren Murphy9/25/2021UFC 266W$200,000 $200,000 500,000$400,000 $50,000 $42,000 $892,000
Lauren MurphyValentina Shevchenko9/25/2021UFC 266L$100,000 $0$32,000 $132,000
Nick DiazRobbie Lawler9/25/2021UFC 266L$400,000 $0$11,000 $411,000
Robbie LawlerNick Diaz9/25/2021UFC 266W$250,000 $100,000 $21,000 $371,000
Curtis BlaydesJairzinho Rozenstruik9/25/2021UFC 266W$100,000 $100,000 $11,000 $211,000
Jairzinho RozenstruikCurtis Blaydes9/25/2021UFC 266L$70,000 $0$6,000 $76,000
Jessica AndradeCynthia Calvillo9/25/2021UFC 266W$100,000 $100,000 $16,000 $216,000
Cynthia CalvilloJessica Andrade9/25/2021UFC 266L$72,000 $0$6,000 $78,000
Marlon MoraesMerab Dvalishvili9/25/2021UFC 266L$120,000 $0$6,000 $126,000
Merab DvalishviliMarlon Moraes9/25/2021UFC 266W$40,000 $40,000 $50,000 $6,000 $136,000
Dan HookerNasrat Haqparast9/25/2021UFC 266W$150,000 $150,000 $16,000 $316,000
Nasrat HaqparastDan Hooker9/25/2021UFC 266L$42,000 $0$6,000 $48,000
Shamil AbdurakhimovChris Daukaus9/25/2021UFC 266L$30,000 $0$6,000 $36,000
Chris DaukausShamil Abdurakhimov9/25/2021UFC 266W$40,000 $40,000 $50,000 $4,500 $134,500
Roxanne ModafferiTaila Santos9/25/2021UFC 266L$60,000 $0$11,000 $71,000
Taila SantosRoxanne Modafferi9/25/2021UFC 266W$24,000 $24,000 $4,500 $52,500
Uros MedicJalin Turner9/25/2021UFC 266L$20,000 $0$4,000 $24,000
Jalin TurnerUros Medic9/25/2021UFC 266W$20,000 $20,000 $6,000 $46,000
Cody BrundageNick Maximov9/25/2021UFC 266L$12,000 $0$4,000 $16,000
Nick MaximovCody Brundage9/25/2021UFC 266W$14,000 $14,000 $4,000 $32,000
Matthew SemelsbergerMartin Sano Jr.9/25/2021UFC 266W$30,000 $30,000 $4,500 $64,500
Martin Sano Jr.Matthew Semelsberger9/25/2021UFC 266L$12,000 $0$4,000 $16,000
Jonathan PearceOmar Morales9/25/2021UFC 266W$20,000 $20,000 $4,500 $44,500
Omar MoralesJonathan Pearce9/25/2021UFC 266L$30,000 $0$4,500 $34,500

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