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
|Fighter||Opponent||Date||Event||Result||Base Salary||Win Bonus||PPV Buys||PPV Payout (est)||Performance Bonus||Sponsorship||Total||Comments|
|Max Holloway||Yair Rodriguez||11/13/2021||UFC Vegas 42||W||$250,000||$250,000||$50,000||$21,000||$571,000|
|Yair Rodriguez||Max Holloway||11/13/2021||UFC Vegas 42||L||$100,000||$0||$50,000||$11,000||$161,000|
|Ben Rothwell||Marcos Rogerio de Lima||11/13/2021||UFC Vegas 42||L||$150,000||$0||$16,000||$166,000|
|Marcos Rogerio de Lima||Ben Rothwell||11/13/2021||UFC Vegas 42||W||$72,000||$72,000||$11,000||$155,000|
|Felicia Spencer||Leah Letson||11/13/2021||UFC Vegas 42||W||$60,000||$60,000||$6,000||$126,000|
|Leah Letson||Felicia Spencer||11/13/2021||UFC Vegas 42||L||$18,000||$0||$4,000||$22,000|
|Miguel Baeza||Khaos Williams||11/13/2021||UFC Vegas 42||L||$36,000||$0||$4,500||$40,500|
|Khaos Williams||Miguel Baeza||11/13/2021||UFC Vegas 42||W||$50,000||$50,000||$50,000||$4,500||$154,500|
|Song Yadong||Julio Arce||11/13/2021||UFC Vegas 42||W||$42,000||$42,000||$6,000||$90,000|
|Julio Arce||Song Yadong||11/13/2021||UFC Vegas 42||L||$60,000||$0||$6,000||$66,000|
|Thiago Moises||Joel Alvarez||11/13/2021||UFC Vegas 42||L||$63,600||$0||$6,000||$69,600|
|Joel Alvarez||Thiago Moises||11/13/2021||UFC Vegas 42||W||$22,400||$22,400||$4,500||$49,300||Fined 30%|
|Cynthia Calvillo||Andrea Lee||11/13/2021||UFC Vegas 42||L||$72,000||$0||$11,000||$83,000|
|Andrea Lee||Cynthia Calvillo||11/13/2021||UFC Vegas 42||W||$36,000||$36,000||$50,000||$6,000||$128,000|
|Sean Woodson||Collin Anglin||11/13/2021||UFC Vegas 42||W||$24,000||$24,000||$4,500||$52,500|
|Collin Anglin||Sean Woodson||11/13/2021||UFC Vegas 42||L||$20,000||$0||$4,000||$24,000|
|Cortney Casey||Liana Jojua||11/13/2021||UFC Vegas 42||W||$68,400||$60,000||$11,000||$139,400|
|Liana Jojua||Cortney Casey||11/13/2021||UFC Vegas 42||L||$19,600||$0||$4,500||$24,100||Fined 30%|
|Rafael Alves||Marc Diakiese||11/13/2021||UFC Vegas 42||W||$20,000||$20,000||$4,000||$44,000|
|Marc Diakiese||Rafael Alves||11/13/2021||UFC Vegas 42||L||$60,000||$0||$6,000||$66,000|
|Da Un Jung||Kennedy Nzechukwu||11/13/2021||UFC Vegas 42||W||$50,000||$50,000||$4,500||$104,500|
|Kennedy Nzechukwu||Da Un Jung||11/13/2021||UFC Vegas 42||L||$50,000||$0||$6,000||$56,000|