UFC Vegas 42 Salaries and Payouts

UFC Vegas 42 Salaries and Payouts

UFC Vegas 42 (UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs Rodriguez, UFC Fight Night 197, UFC on ESPN+ 55) salaries and payouts including base pay, win bonuses, performance bonuses, and promotional compliance pay are shown in the table below.

This card (on November 13, 2021) features a bout with all the makings of a barnburner as former UFC Featherweight Champion Max Holloway takes on Mexico’s Yair Rodriguez. Both highly skilled strikers are coming off wins and are looking to get a crack at champion Aljamain Sterling. In his last outing, Max Holloway memorably proclaimed himself “the best boxer in the UFC” while throwing no-look punches at Calvin Kattar. Rodriguez last stepped into the cage over 2 years ago against veteran Jeremy Stephens where he won a decision in a “Fight of the Night” performance. The card also features 52 fight veteran Ben Rothwell who takes on Marcos Rogerio De Lima. Two-time performance of the night winner Khaos Williams also returns against Miguel Baeza.

Joel Alvarez and Liana Jojua both missed weight and will be docked 30% of their base fight purse (which goes to their opponents)

Update: Holloway and Rodriguez put on an incredible back and forth fight. Despite being a nearly 5-1 underdog, Yair proved he was game by busting up Holloway’s lead leg early. Holloway was able to take control after a close first round by dominating the grappling exchanges. The rest of the card was full of finishes as only TWO of the 11 fights went the distance. $50k Fight of the Night bonuses went to Holloway and Rodriguez while Performance of the Night went to Khaos Williams for his knockout of the talented Miguel Baez and Andrea Lee for her upset win of Cynthia Calvillo.

*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): $2,392,400
Total Compliance Pay (Venum): $185,000

UFC Vegas 42 Detailed Payouts

FighterOpponent DateEventResultBase SalaryWin BonusPPV BuysPPV Payout (est)Performance BonusSponsorshipTotalComments
Max HollowayYair Rodriguez11/13/2021UFC Vegas 42W$250,000 $250,000 $50,000 $21,000 $571,000
Yair RodriguezMax Holloway11/13/2021UFC Vegas 42L$100,000 $0 $50,000 $11,000 $161,000
Ben RothwellMarcos Rogerio de Lima11/13/2021UFC Vegas 42L$150,000 $0 $16,000 $166,000
Marcos Rogerio de LimaBen Rothwell11/13/2021UFC Vegas 42W$72,000 $72,000 $11,000 $155,000
Felicia SpencerLeah Letson11/13/2021UFC Vegas 42W$60,000 $60,000 $6,000 $126,000
Leah LetsonFelicia Spencer11/13/2021UFC Vegas 42L$18,000 $0 $4,000 $22,000
Miguel BaezaKhaos Williams11/13/2021UFC Vegas 42L$36,000 $0 $4,500 $40,500
Khaos WilliamsMiguel Baeza11/13/2021UFC Vegas 42W$50,000 $50,000 $50,000 $4,500 $154,500
Song YadongJulio Arce11/13/2021UFC Vegas 42W$42,000 $42,000 $6,000 $90,000
Julio ArceSong Yadong11/13/2021UFC Vegas 42L$60,000 $0 $6,000 $66,000
Thiago MoisesJoel Alvarez11/13/2021UFC Vegas 42L$63,600 $0 $6,000 $69,600
Joel AlvarezThiago Moises11/13/2021UFC Vegas 42W$22,400 $22,400 $4,500 $49,300 Fined 30%
Cynthia CalvilloAndrea Lee11/13/2021UFC Vegas 42L$72,000 $0 $11,000 $83,000
Andrea LeeCynthia Calvillo11/13/2021UFC Vegas 42W$36,000 $36,000 $50,000 $6,000 $128,000
Sean WoodsonCollin Anglin11/13/2021UFC Vegas 42W$24,000 $24,000 $4,500 $52,500
Collin AnglinSean Woodson11/13/2021UFC Vegas 42L$20,000 $0 $4,000 $24,000
Cortney CaseyLiana Jojua11/13/2021UFC Vegas 42W$68,400 $60,000 $11,000 $139,400
Liana JojuaCortney Casey11/13/2021UFC Vegas 42L$19,600 $0 $4,500 $24,100 Fined 30%
Rafael AlvesMarc Diakiese11/13/2021UFC Vegas 42W$20,000 $20,000 $4,000 $44,000
Marc DiakieseRafael Alves11/13/2021UFC Vegas 42L$60,000 $0 $6,000 $66,000
Da Un JungKennedy Nzechukwu11/13/2021UFC Vegas 42W$50,000 $50,000 $4,500 $104,500
Kennedy NzechukwuDa Un Jung11/13/2021UFC Vegas 42L$50,000 $0 $6,000 $56,000

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