UFC 273 Salaries and Payouts

UFC 273 Salaries and Payouts

UFC 273 (on April 9th, 2022) features 2 highly anticipated title fights. Alexander Volkanovski defends his featherweight title against the “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung. Volkanovski still remains undefeated in the UFC and is a massive 4:1 favorite against Zombie. In the other title fight, Petr Yan looks to recapture his Bantamweight title from Aljamain Sterling. In their first fight, Sterling took an illegal knee while on the ground to win the title by DQ. Yan still feels his is the true champion and will look to prove that on Saturday night. Also returning on this card is the highly touted, undefeated Khamzat Chimaev. Khamzat has steamrolled every opponent he has faced in the UFC included ranked welterweight Jingliang Li in his last bout. Borz will have the toughtest test of his career as he takes on former title challenger and 3x BJJ world champion Gilbert Burns.

Odds: Volk is a 4 to 1 favorite against Korean Zombie at BetUS

Update: Volkanovski defended his title by battering Chan Sung Jung over 4 rounds en route to a referee stoppage. Sterling eeked out a controversial split decision over Petr Yan. The champion was able to control Yan on the ground in rounds 2 and 3 but the striking in Rounds 1, 4, and 5 appeared to give Yan the edge. Two out of 3 judges ultimately believed Sterling did enough to retain his crown. In a thrilling 3-round fight of the year contender, Khamzat Chimaev went to war with Gilbert Burns. Burns proved that he was not going to be a bulldozed like many expected. He knocked down Chimaev several times but Chimaevs pressure was too much in the end and he took a unanimous decision. Bonuses went to Chimaev/Burns, Volk and Aleksey Oleinik. The new crypto bonuses went to Chimaev, Volk and Yan on fan voting.

*Note that the official payouts have not been disclosed for this fight card in Florida 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:
Champions and Interim Champions (Volk, Yan, Aljo all getting PPV points)

Total Payout for UFC 273: $6,420,000
Venum (Sponsorship) Fighter payout: $300,000
Performance Bonus money paid out: $200,000 + $80,000 Crypto.com = $280,000

UFC 273 Detailed Payouts

FighterOpponentDateEventResultBase SalaryWin BonusPPV BuysPPV Payout (est)Performance BonusSponsorshipTotalComments
Alexander VolkanovskiChan Sung Jung4/9/2022UFC 273W$500,000 $500,000 600,000$600,000 $70,000 $42,000 $1,712,000 plus crypto
Chan Sung JungAlexander Volkanovski4/9/2022UFC 273L$200,000 $0$32,000 $232,000
Aljamain SterlingPetr Yan4/9/2022UFC 273W$250,000 $250,000 600,000$600,000 $42,000 $1,142,000
Petr YanAljamain Sterling4/9/2022UFC 273L$500,000 $0600,000$600,000 $10,000 $42,000 $1,152,000 plus crypto
Gilbert BurnsKhamzat Chimaev4/9/2022UFC 273L$150,000 $150,000 $50,000 $16,000 $366,000 Paid win bonus
Khamzat ChimaevGilbert Burns4/9/2022UFC 273W$150,000 $150,000 $80,000 $4,500 $384,500 plus crypto
Mackenzie DernTecia Torres4/9/2022UFC 273W$90,000 $90,000 $6,000 $186,000
Tecia TorresMackenzie Dern4/9/2022UFC 273L$72,000 $0$11,000 $83,000
Vinc PichelMark Madsen4/9/2022UFC 273L$60,000 $0$6,000 $66,000
Mark MadsenVinc Pichel4/9/2022UFC 273W$50,000 $50,000 $4,500 $104,500
Ian GarryDarian Weeks4/9/2022UFC 273W$30,000 $30,000 $4,000 $64,000
Darian WeeksIan Garry4/9/2022UFC 273L$24,000 $0$4,000 $28,000
Anthony HernandezJosh Fremd4/9/2022UFC 273W$30,000 $30,000 $4,500 $64,500
Josh FremdAnthony Hernandez4/9/2022UFC 273L$12,000 $0$4,000 $16,000
Aspen LaddRaquel Pennington4/9/2022UFC 273L$60,000 $0$6,000 $66,000
Raquel PenningtonAspen Ladd4/9/2022UFC 273W$66,000 $66,000 $16,000 $148,000
Mickey GallMike Malott4/9/2022UFC 273L$60,000 $0$11,000 $71,000
Mike MalottMickey Gall4/9/2022UFC 273W$10,000 $10,000 $4,000 $24,000 Confirmed by White
Alexey OleynikJared Vanderaa4/9/2022UFC 273W$100,000 $100,000 $50,000 $16,000 $266,000
Jared VanderaaAlexey Oleynik4/9/2022UFC 273L$40,000 $0$6,000 $46,000
Piera RodriguezKay Hansen4/9/2022UFC 273W$12,000 $12,000 $4,000 $28,000
Kay HansenPiera Rodriguez4/9/2022UFC 273L$24,000 $0$4,500 $28,500
Julio ArceDaniel Santos4/9/2022UFC 273W$60,000 $60,000 $6,000 $126,000
Daniel SantosJulio Arce4/9/2022UFC 273L$12,000 $0$4,000 $16,000

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