UFC 269 Salaries and Payouts

UFC 269 Salaries and Payouts

This pay per view card (on December 11, 2021) is highlighted by two title fights. In the main event, lightweight kingpin Charles “Do Bronx” Oliveira takes on former interim champion Dustin Poirier. The champion Oliveira has not lost since 2017, reeling off wins against the likes of Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee. Oliveira captured the crown vacated by Khabib Nurmagomedov’s retirement by knocking out former Bellator champion Michael Chandler this past May at UFC 262. Poirier earned his shot at the title by defeating former champ-champ Conor McGregor in their trilogy with their most recent bout coming at UFC 264.

The co-main event features another title defense by pound for pound queen Amanda Nunes. She squares off with Julianna Pena for the bantamweight belt. Nunes is attempting to build on her legacy as the greatest fighter of all time (male or female) by adding to her 12 fight win streak. As expected, Nunes is the biggest betting favorite on the card at -850 while Pena is currently at +525.

This stacked card also features Dominick Cruz, Dan Ige, Pedro Munhoz, Cody Garbrandt and Suga Sean O’Malley. A planned fight between Matt Schnell and Alex Perez was cancelled due to health concerns. Priscila Cachoeira missed weight forfeiting 30% of her purse to Gillian Robertson.

Update: This card had everything – crazy knockouts, submissions, historic upsets and the solidification of a true champion. The biggest moment of the night had to be Julianna Pena’s incredible rear naked choke win over the GOAT Amanda Nunes. Pena wore down the champion with pressure and precise striking and eventually dragged her to the floor to finish her. This was certainly one of the most shocking moments in MMA history and the rematch should be fireworks. In the main event, Charles Oliveira defended his title against Dustin Poirier. Poirier put it on the champion in the first round but Oliveira weathered the storm just like he did against Michael Chandler. Oliveira was able to take the fight to the mat to implemented his legendary ground game and eventually submitted Poirier.

Bonuses went to Sean O’Malley, Pena, Andre Muniz, Bruno Silva, Kai-Kara France, Tai Tuivasa and Pedro Munhoz/Dominick Cruz (FOTN).

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.

Nunes and Oliveira are getting paid points according to the standard PPV formula.
Given Poirier’s star power, assuming he is getting paid PPV points as well.
Using 550,000 as an approximation of the PPV buys for my sole purpose of estimating the PPV share. This is a best guess based on this cards drawing power.
Assuming Schnell and Perez got paid their Venum money since the fight made it to weigh-ins.

Key Payouts

Charles Oliveira
$600,000 flat pay
$42,000 Venum Sponsorship
$500,000 PPV Share
$1,142,000 Total Payout

Dustin Poirier:
$500,000 flat pay
$32,000 Venum Sponsorship
$500,000 PPV Share
$1,032,000 Total Payout

Amanda Nunes:
$500,000 flat pay
$42,000 Venum Sponsorship
$500,000 PPV Share
$1,042,000 Total Payout

Total Payout for UFC 269: $6,561,500
Venum (Sponsorship) Fighter payout: $333,500
Performance Bonus money paid out: $400,000

UFC 269 Detailed Payouts

FighterOpponent DateEventResultBase SalaryWin BonusPPV BuysPPV Payout (est)Performance BonusSponsorshipTotalComments
Charles OliveiraDustin Poirier12/11/2021UFC 269W$600,000 $0 550,000$500,000 $42,000 $1,142,000
Sean O'MalleyRaulian Paiva12/11/2021UFC 269W$100,000 $100,000 $50,000 $6,000 $256,000
Dustin PoirierCharles Oliveira12/11/2021UFC 269L$500,000 $0 550,000$500,000 $32,000 $1,032,000
Cody GarbrandtKai Kara-France12/11/2021UFC 269L$150,000 $0 $11,000 $161,000
Dominick CruzPedro Munhoz12/11/2021UFC 269W$250,000 $250,000 $50,000 $16,000 $566,000
Pedro MunhozDominick Cruz12/11/2021UFC 269L$100,000 $0 $50,000 $11,000 $161,000
Josh EmmettDan Ige12/11/2021UFC 269W$90,000 $90,000 $6,000 $186,000
Santiago PonzinibbioGeoff Neal12/11/2021UFC 269L$90,000 $0 $11,000 $101,000
Geoff NealSantiago Ponzinibbio12/11/2021UFC 269W$72,000 $72,000 $6,000 $150,000
Alex PerezMatt Schnell12/11/2021UFC 269n/a$0 n/a$6,000 $6,000 Fight Cancelled
Dan IgeJosh Emmett12/11/2021UFC 269L$90,000 $0 $11,000 $101,000
Amanda NunesJulianna Peña12/11/2021UFC 269L$500,000 $0 550,000$500,000 $42,000 $1,042,000
Julianna PeñaAmanda Nunes12/11/2021UFC 269W$100,000 $100,000 $50,000 $32,000 $282,000
Kai Kara-FranceCody Garbrandt12/11/2021UFC 269W$60,000 $60,000 $50,000 $6,000 $176,000
Raulian PaivaSean O'Malley12/11/2021UFC 269L$40,000 $0 $6,000 $46,000
Augusto SakaiTai Tuivasa12/11/2021UFC 269L$72,000 $0 $6,000 $78,000
Tai TuivasaAugusto Sakai12/11/2021UFC 269W$72,000 $72,000 $50,000 $6,000 $200,000
Jordan WrightBruno Silva12/11/2021UFC 269L$30,000 $0 $4,500 $34,500
Bruno SilvaJordan Wright12/11/2021UFC 269W$30,000 $30,000 $50,000 $4,000 $114,000
Andre MunizEryk Anders12/11/2021UFC 269W$36,000 $36,000 $50,000 $6,000 $128,000
Eryk AndersAndre Muniz12/11/2021UFC 269L$80,000 $0 $11,000 $91,000
Miranda MaverickErin Blanchfield12/11/2021UFC 269L$24,000 $0 $4,500 $28,500
Erin BlanchfieldMiranda Maverick12/11/2021UFC 269W$20,000 $20,000 $4,000 $44,000
Ryan HallDarrick Minner12/11/2021UFC 269W$70,000 $70,000 $6,000 $146,000
Darrick MinnerRyan Hall12/11/2021UFC 269L$48,000 $0 $6,000 $54,000
Randy CostaTony Kelley12/11/2021UFC 269L$30,000 $0 $4,500 $34,500
Tony KelleyRandy Costa12/11/2021UFC 269W$24,000 $24,000 $4,000 $52,000
Gillian RobertsonPriscila Cachoeira12/11/2021UFC 269W$57,000 $48,000 $11,000 $116,000 Recieved 30%
Priscila CachoeiraGillian Robertson12/11/2021UFC 269L$21,000 $0 $6,000 $27,000 Gave up 30%
Matt SchnellAlex Perez12/11/2021UFC 269n/a$0 n/a$6,000 $6,000 Fight Cancelled

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