UFC 272 Salaries and Payouts

UFC 272 Salaries and Payouts

This blockbuster UFC 272 card (on March 5th, 2022) features a grudge match between former friends and teammates Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal and Colby Covington. Masvidal has challenged for the title against Kamaru Usman in his last two fights and come up short both times. Covington also has two losses to Usman with a lopsided win over former champion Tyron Woodley sandwiched in the middle. This card also features Rafael Dos Anjos as he takes on late replacement Renato Moicano. Dos Anjos was originally slated to square off against Beneil Dariush but the fight fell through after Dariush suffered a leg injury. Also featured on this card is the always entertaining Kevin Holland and the undefeated phenom Bryce Mitchell.

Odds: Covington is a 3 to 1 favorite at -310 while Masvidal is at +255 at BetUS

Update: Colby “Chaos” Covington was able to grind out a tough victory against Masvidal. Masvidal had his moments on the feet but Covington was dominant in the scrambles and with top control. Covington called out Dustin Poirier in his post fight interview. In the co-main event, Rafael Dos Anjos won a lop sided decision over late replacement Renato Moicano. Bryce Mitchell dominated Edson Barboza on the main card as well.

*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:
Only Masvidal is getting PPV points (noted here)
Assuming 500,000 PPV for the purposes of estimation based on the drawing power of the card

Total Payout for UFC 272: $4,372,000
Venum (Sponsorship) Fighter payout: $236,000
Performance Bonus money paid out: $200,000 (Covington, Masvidal, Mayrna Moroz, Kevin Holland)

UFC 272 Detailed Payouts

FighterOpponentDateEventResultBase SalaryWin BonusPPV BuysPPV Payout (est)Performance BonusSponsorshipTotalComments
Colby CovingtonJorge Masvidal3/5/2022UFC 272W$500,000 $500,000 $50,000 $11,000 $1,061,000
Jorge MasvidalColby Covington3/5/2022UFC 272L$400,000 $0500,000$400,000 $50,000 $21,000 $871,000
Rafael dos AnjosRenato Moicano3/5/2022UFC 272W$200,000 $200,000 $21,000 $421,000
Renato MoicanoRafael Dos Anjos3/5/2022UFC 272L$60,000 $0$11,000 $71,000
Edson BarbozaBryce Mitchell3/5/2022UFC 272L$100,000 $0$21,000 $121,000
Bryce MitchellEdson Barboza3/5/2022UFC 272W$60,000 $60,000 $6,000 $126,000
Kevin HollandAlex Oliveira3/5/2022UFC 272W$100,000 $100,000 $50,000 $11,000 $261,000
Alex OliveiraKevin Holland3/5/2022UFC 272L$72,000 $0$21,000 $93,000
Sergey SpivakGreg Hardy3/5/2022UFC 272W$40,000 $40,000 $6,000 $86,000
Greg HardySergey Spivak3/5/2022UFC 272L$100,000 $0$6,000 $106,000
Jalin TurnerJamie Mullarkey3/5/2022UFC 272W$30,000 $30,000 $6,000 $66,000
Jamie MullarkeyJalin Turner3/5/2022UFC 272L$30,000 $0$4,500 $34,500
Marina RodriguezYan Xiaonan3/5/2022UFC 272W$64,000 $64,000 $6,000 $134,000
Yan XiaonanMarina Rodriguez3/5/2022UFC 272L$60,000 $0$6,000 $66,000
Nicolae NegumereanuKennedy Nzechukwu3/5/2022UFC 272W$24,000 $24,000 $4,500 $52,500
Kennedy NzechukwuNicolae Negumereanu3/5/2022UFC 272L$60,000 $0$6,000 $66,000
Maryna MorozMariya Agapova3/5/2022UFC 272W$40,000 $40,000 $50,000 $6,000 $136,000
Mariya AgapovaMaryna Moroz3/5/2022UFC 272L$30,000 $0$4,500 $34,500
Brian KelleherUmar Nurmagomedov3/5/2022UFC 272L$60,000 $0$11,000 $71,000
Umar NurmagomedovBrian Kelleher3/5/2022UFC 272W$30,000 $30,000 $4,000 $64,000
Tim ElliottTagir Ulanbekov3/5/2022UFC 272W$60,000 $60,000 $16,000 $136,000
Tagir UlanbekovTim Elliott3/5/2022UFC 272L$24,000 $0$4,000 $28,000
Devonte SmithĽudovít Klein3/5/2022UFC 272L$40,000 $0$6,000 $46,000
Ľudovít KleinDevonte Smith3/5/2022UFC 272W$24,000 $24,000 $4,500 $52,500
Michał OleksiejczukDustin Jacoby3/5/2022UFC 272L$36,000 $0$6,000 $42,000
Dustin JacobyMichał Oleksiejczuk3/5/2022UFC 272W$60,000 $60,000 $6,000 $126,000

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