UFC Vegas 26 Salaries and Payouts

UFC Vegas 26 Salaries and Payouts

UFC Vegas 26 (also known as UFC on ESPN 24 and UFC on ESPN: Rodriguez vs. Waterson) salaries and payouts including base pay, win bonuses, performance bonuses and promotional compliance pay are shown in the table below.

This card (on May 8, 2021) was highlighted by a fight between “The Karate Hottie” Michelle Waterson and Marina Rodriguez. The card also showcased the return of the always exciting veteran Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. The payouts include a 30% fine for Carlos Diego Ferreira who missed weight for his fight against Gillespie. Bonuses went to Morono, Harris for Performance of the Night and Ferriera/Gillespie for Fight of the Night. Gillespie received the entire $100,000 since Ferriera missed weight.

*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 to Fighters (including fight purse, PPV points, bonuses and compliance pay): $1,703,500
Total Compliance Pay (Venum): $155,000

UFC Vegas 26 Detailed Payouts

FighterOpponentDateEventResultBase SalaryWin BonusPPV BuysPPV Payout (est)Performance BonusSponsorshipTotalComments
Neil MagnyGeoff Neal5/8/2021UFC Vegas 26W$90,000 $90,000 $21,000 $201,000
Gregor GillespieCarlos Diego Ferreira5/8/2021UFC Vegas 26W$78,000 $60,000 $100,000 $6,000 $244,000 Includes 30% from Ferreira for missing weight
Geoff NealNeil Magny5/8/2021UFC Vegas 26L$40,000 $0$6,000 $46,000
Donald CerroneAlex Morono5/8/2021UFC Vegas 26L$200,000 $0$21,000 $221,000
Marina RodriguezMichelle Waterson5/8/2021UFC Vegas 26W$40,000 $40,000 $6,000 $86,000
Michelle WatersonMarina Rodriguez5/8/2021UFC Vegas 26L$72,000 $0$11,000 $83,000
Alex MoronoDonald Cerrone5/8/2021UFC Vegas 26W$60,000 $60,000 $50,000 $11,000 $181,000
Marcos Rogério de LimaMaurice Greene5/8/2021UFC Vegas 26W$60,000 $60,000 $11,000 $131,000
Maurice GreeneMarcos Rogério de Lima5/8/2021UFC Vegas 26L$36,000 $0$6,000 $42,000
Carlos Diego FerreiraGregor Gillespie5/8/2021UFC Vegas 26L$42,000 $0$11,000 $53,000 Missed weight - fined 30%
Amanda RibasAngela Hill5/8/2021UFC Vegas 26n/a$40,000 $0$6,000 $46,000 Assumed paid show
Angela HillAmanda Ribas5/8/2021UFC Vegas 26n/a$36,000 $0$6,000 $42,000 Assumed paid show
Phil HawesKyle Daukaus5/8/2021UFC Vegas 26W$30,000 $30,000 $4,500 $64,500
Kyle DaukausPhil Hawes5/8/2021UFC Vegas 26L$16,000 $0$4,000 $20,000
Ludovit KleinMichael Trizano5/8/2021UFC Vegas 26L$16,000 $0$4,000 $20,000
Michael TrizanoLudovit Klein5/8/2021UFC Vegas 26W$24,000 $24,000 $4,500 $52,500
Jun Yong ParkTafon Nchukwi5/8/2021UFC Vegas 26W$24,000 $24,000 $4,500 $52,500
Tafon NchukwiJun Yong Park5/8/2021UFC Vegas 26L$16,000 $0$4,000 $20,000
Christian AguileraCarlston Harris5/8/2021UFC Vegas 26L$16,000 $0$4,000 $20,000
Carlston HarrisChristian Aguilera5/8/2021UFC Vegas 26W$12,000 $12,000 $50,000 $4,000 $78,000

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