UFC 268 Salaries and Payouts


This pay per view card (on November 6, 2021) is highlighted by two title fights. In the main event, pound for pound king Kamaru Usman defends his belt against the loud mouthed Colby Covington. This is a rematch of the 2019 bout that Usman won by knockout. In the comain event, we have another rematch as “Thug” Rose Namajunas takes on former champion Zhang Weili. Weili looks to get some revenge for the vicious head kick knockout loss that Namajunas gave her in their last fight. Kicking off the main card will be an explosive fight between former interim champion Justin Gaethje and former title contender Michael Chandler.

Our usual database is experiencing some technical difficulties so far so we will post our estimates below for some of the higher paid fighters on the card. Once our database is back up, we will post the data for the entire card.

Note that all numbers here are estimates for the purposes of entertainment. We provide our numbers using previous known payouts, drawing power and contract trends.

Assumptions:
For the purposes of PPV share estimation we are using 650,000 views based on the drawing power of this card (this will be updated if official numbers are released)
Assuming Namajunas and Usman are getting paid using the standard PPV formula.
Assuming Namajunas, Usman, Gaethje, Chandler, Covington and Frankie Edgar are getting paid a flat rate with no win bonus.

Kamaru Usman:
$1,000,000 flat pay
$42,000 Venum Sponsorship
$725,000 PPV Share
$1,767,000 Total Payout

Colby Covington:
$600,000 flat pay
$32,000 Venum Sponsorship
$632,000 Total Payout

Rose Namajunas:
$250,000 flat pay
$42,000 Venum Sponsorship
$725,000 PPV Share
$1,017,000 Total Payout

Zhang Weili
$200,000 base pay
TBD win bonus
$32,000 Venum Sponsorship
TBD Total Payout

Frankie Edgar
$250,000 flat pay
$21,000 Venum Sponsorship
$271,000 Total Payout

Marlon Vera
$100,000 base pay
TBD win bonus
$16,000 Venum Sponsorship
TBD Total Payout

Justin Gaethje
$500,000 flat pay
$6,000 Venum Sponsorship
$506,000 Total Payout

Michael Chandler
$350,000 flat pay
$4,000 Venum Sponsorship
$354,000 Total Payout

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