UFC 271 Salaries and Payouts

UFC 271 Salaries and Payouts

This Superbowl weekend pay per view card (On February 12, 2022) is highlighted by a rematch between middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and former champion Robert Whittaker. In his last title defense, Adesanya took a one-sided decision against Marvin Vettori. Before that win, however, Adesanya tasted defeat for the first time as he tried to move up to take the light heavyweight title off Jan Blachowicz. Adesanya looks to continue his reign at middleweight against Bobby Knuckles. Whittaker has won 12 of his last 13 fights with his lone defeat coming to Adesanya. We shouldn’t expect much jiu jitsu in the co-main event as Derrick Lewis and Tai Tuivasa look to slug it out. The two heavyweights have had 51 total fights in their career and have only gone the distance 8 times. Also highlighting the main card is a fight with major title implications as Jared Cannonier battles Derek Brunson.

Odds: Adesanya is a 3 to 1 favorite at -300 while Whittaker is at +220 at BetUS

Update: Adesanya defended his title after five hard fought rounds against Whittaker. Whittaker found some success with his takedowns but Adesanya’s pinpoint striking and ability to get back to his feet ultimately won him the unanimous decision. In the co-main event, a Tai Tuivasa elbow knocked out hometown favorite Derrick Lewis. Tuivasa put himself in clear title contention with the win. Bonuses went to Tuivasa, Jared Cannonier, Sergei Morozov and Douglas Silva de Andrade.

*Note that the official payouts have not been disclosed for this fight card in Texas 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.

Assuming only Adesanya is getting PPV Share
Assuming Adesanya, Whittaker, and Andrei Arlovski are getting paid flat salaries with no potential win bonus
Solely for the purposes of salary estimation, assuming 550,000 buys based on the increased cost and the drawing power of the card
Assume Dana White Contender Series appearances count towards number of UFC fights as it relates to Venum pay

Total Payout for UFC 271: $4,728,500
Venum (Sponsorship) Fighter payout: $274,500
Performance Bonus money paid out: $200,000 (Tuivasa, Cannonier, Morozov, Silva de Andrade)

UFC 271 Detailed Payouts

FighterOpponent DateEventResultBase SalaryWin BonusPPV BuysPPV Payout (est)Performance BonusSponsorshipTotalComments
Israel AdesanyaRobert Whittaker2/12/2022UFC 271W$1,000,000 $0 550,000$500,000 $42,000 $1,542,000
Robert WhittakerIsrael Adesanya2/12/2022UFC 271L$600,000 $0 $32,000 $632,000
Derrick LewisTai Tuivasa2/12/2022UFC 271L$300,000 $0 $21,000 $321,000
Jared CannonierDerek Brunson2/12/2022UFC 271W$100,000 $100,000 $50,000 $11,000 $261,000
Derek BrunsonJared Cannonier2/12/2022UFC 271L$100,000 $0 $16,000 $116,000
Renato MoicanoAlexander Hernandez2/12/2022UFC 271W$60,000 $50,000 $11,000 $121,000
Tai TuivasaDerrick Lewis2/12/2022UFC 271W$100,000 $100,000 $50,000 $11,000 $261,000
Alexander HernandezRenato Moicano2/12/2022UFC 271L$60,000 $0 $6,000 $66,000
Bobby GreenNasrat Haqparast2/12/2022UFC 271W$72,000 $72,000 $16,000 $160,000
Nasrat HaqparastBobby Green2/12/2022UFC 271L$60,000 $0 $6,000 $66,000
Andrei ArlovskiJared Vanderaa2/12/2022UFC 271W$360,000 $0 $21,000 $381,000
Jared VanderaaAndrei Arlovski2/12/2022UFC 271L$36,000 $0 $4,500 $40,500
Roxanne ModafferiCasey O'Neill2/12/2022UFC 271L$60,000 $0 $11,000 $71,000
Casey O'NeillRoxanne Modafferi2/12/2022UFC 271W$26,000 $26,000 $4,500 $56,500
Kyler PhillipsMarcelo Rojo2/12/2022UFC 271W$30,000 $30,000 $4,500 $64,500
Marcelo RojoKyler Phillips2/12/2022UFC 271L$20,000 $0 $4,000 $24,000
Carlos UlbergFabio Cherant2/12/2022UFC 271W$24,000 $24,000 $4,000 $52,000
Fabio CherantCarlos Ulberg2/12/2022UFC 271L$20,000 $0 $4,500 $24,500
Leomana MartinezRonnie Lawrence2/12/2022UFC 271L$18,000 $0 $4,000 $22,000
Ronnie LawrenceLeomana Martinez2/12/2022UFC 271W$14,000 $14,000 $4,000 $32,000
A.J. DobsonJacob Malkoun2/12/2022UFC 271L$12,000 $0 $4,000 $16,000
Jacob MalkounA.J. Dobson2/12/2022UFC 271W$15,000 $15,000 $4,000 $34,000
Douglas Silva de AndradeSergey Morozov2/12/2022UFC 271W$40,000 $40,000 $50,000 $6,000 $136,000
Sergey MorozovDouglas Silva de Andrade2/12/2022UFC 271L$20,000 $0 $50,000 $4,000 $74,000
Jeremiah WellsMike Mathetha2/12/2022UFC 271W$16,000 $16,000 $4,000 $36,000
Mike MathethaJeremiah Wells2/12/2022UFC 271L$14,000 $0 $4,000 $18,000
William KnightMaxim Grishin2/12/2022UFC 271L$36,000 $0 $6,000 $42,000 Fined 40%
Maxim GrishinWilliam Knight2/12/2022UFC 271W$44,000 $20,000 $4,500 $68,500 Rcv'd 40%

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