UFC 282 Salaries and Payouts

UFC 282 (on December 10, 2022) plays host to a surprise main event featuring former champion Jan Blachowicz vs division dark horse Magomed Ankalaev. The original main event was a rematch title fight between Jiri Prochakza and Glover Teixeira. The champ Jiri got hurt and vacated the title and Glover declined a new opponent – so here we are with Ankalaev and Blachowicz battling for the vacant light heavyweight title. After losing his belt to Teixeira, Blachowicz rebounded with a victory over Aleksandar Rakic. On the other side, Ankalaev has won 9 straight since a stunning last second submission loss to Paul Craig. This card also features the highly anticipated return of Paddy “The Baddy” Pimblett who takes on Jared Gordon.

Update: Blachhowicz and Ankalaev fought to a controversial draw in the main event with most pundits believing that Ankalaev did enough to earn the decision. In a highly questionable co-main event decision, Paddy Pimblett remained undefeated in the UFC after getting outgrappled by Jared Gordon for 3 rounds. Bonuses went to all fighters with finishes and Darren Till/Dricus Du Plessis took home the Fight of the Night bonus.

Since there are no title defenses on this card, assuming no PPV share is being paid.

*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.

Total Payout for UFC 282: $3,169,500
Venum (Sponsorship) Fighter payout: $203,500
Performance Bonus money paid out: $550,000

UFC 282 Detailed Payouts

FighterOpponent DateEventResultBase SalaryWin BonusPPV BuysPPV Payout (est)Performance BonusSponsorshipTotalComments
Jan BlachowiczMagomed Ankalaev12/10/2022UFC 282D$300,000 $0 $32,000 $332,000
Dricus du PlessisDarren Till12/10/2022UFC 282W$50,000 $50,000 $50,000 $4,500 $154,500 FOTN
Paddy PimblettJared Gordon12/10/2022UFC 282W$150,000 $150,000 $4,500 $304,500
Jairzinho RozenstruikChris Daukaus12/10/2022UFC 282W$90,000 $90,000 $50,000 $6,000 $236,000 POTN
Santiago PonzinibbioAlex Morono12/10/2022UFC 282W$100,000 $100,000 $50,000 $11,000 $261,000
Darren TillDricus Du Plessis12/10/2022UFC 282L$150,000 $0 $50,000 $11,000 $211,000 FOTN
Bryce MitchellIlia Topuria12/10/2022UFC 282L$72,000 $0 $6,000 $78,000
Magomed AnkalaevJan Blachowicz12/10/2022UFC 282D$100,000 $0 $32,000 $132,000
Jared GordonPaddy Pimblett12/10/2022UFC 282L$90,000 $0 $11,000 $101,000
Alex MoronoSantiago Ponzinibbio12/10/2022UFC 282L$90,000 $0 $16,000 $106,000
Ilia TopuriaBryce Mitchell12/10/2022UFC 282W$50,000 $50,000 $50,000 $4,500 $154,500 POTN
Raul Rosas Jr.Jay Perrin12/10/2022UFC 282W$30,000 $30,000 $50,000 $4,000 $114,000 POTN
Jay PerrinRaul Rosas Jr.12/10/2022UFC 282L$20,000 $0 $4,000 $24,000
Chris DaukausJairzinho Rozenstruik12/10/2022UFC 282L$80,000 $0 $6,000 $86,000
Edmen ShahbazyanDalcha Lungiambula12/10/2022UFC 282W$60,000 $60,000 $50,000 $6,000 $176,000 POTN
Dalcha LungiambulaEdmen Shahbazyan12/10/2022UFC 282L$30,000 $0 $4,500 $34,500
Chris CurtisJoaquin Buckley12/10/2022UFC 282W$50,000 $50,000 $50,000 $4,500 $154,500 POTN
Joaquin BuckleyChris Curtis12/10/2022UFC 282L$60,000 $0 $6,000 $66,000
Billy QuarantilloAlexander Hernandez12/10/2022UFC 282W$50,000 $50,000 $50,000 $6,000 $156,000 POTN
Alexander HernandezBilly Quarantillo12/10/2022UFC 282L$60,000 $0 $6,000 $66,000
T.J. BrownErik Silva12/10/2022UFC 282W$30,000 $30,000 $50,000 $6,000 $116,000 POTN
Erik SilvaT.J. Brown12/10/2022UFC 282L$16,000 $0 $4,000 $20,000
Cameron SaaimanSteven Koslow12/10/2022UFC 282W$16,000 $16,000 $50,000 $4,000 $86,000 POTN
Steven KoslowCameron Saaiman12/10/2022UFC 282L$16,000 $0 $4,000 $20,000

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