UFC Vegas 44 Salaries and Payouts

UFC Vegas 44 Salaries and Payouts

UFC Vegas 44 (UFC Fight Night: Font Vs Aldo, UFC on ESPN 31) salaries and payouts including base pay, win bonuses, performance bonuses, and promotional compliance pay are shown in the table below.

This card (on December 4th, 2021) features the legend Jose Aldo against the rising Rob Font. Aldo is looking to get on his first 3 fight winning streak since 2014 after beating contenders Marlon Moraes and Pedro Munhoz in his last two outings. The main card also features a much anticipated striking matchup between Rafael Fiziev and City Kickboxing’s Brad Riddell. Both a riding big winning streaks into the fight as Riddell has won his last 7 while Fiziev has won his last 4. A win for either of them should put them close to the top 10 in the division.

Fight odds: As of Friday night, Aldo is a slight underdog against Font at +125 at BetUS.

Post fight update: Jose Aldo proved he’s still a contender at bantamweight outlasting Rob Font in a 5-round war. This card featured knockouts galore including a huge wheel kick stoppage from Rafael Fiziev against Brad Riddell. The fight was back and forth but Fiziev’s strikes appeared to be connecting with much more power. The spinning technique finished off Riddell in the third round as Fiziev extended his winning streak to 5. Clay Guida also proved that he’s not ready to be put out to pasture as the 40-year old submitted Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt Leonardo Santos. The veteran appeared to be finished early in the first round but managed to survive an onslaught from Santos. Santos had used up his entire gas tank trying to close out the fight and Guida capitalized and submitted him in the second round.

$50k bonuses went to Fiziev, Guida, Chris Curtis, Jamahal Hill (Performance of the Night) and Mallory Martin/Cheyanne Vlismas (Fight of the Night)

*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): $2,820,500
Total Compliance Pay (Venum): $216,500

UFC Vegas 44 Detailed Payouts

FighterOpponent DateEventResultBase SalaryWin BonusPPV BuysPPV Payout (est)Performance BonusSponsorshipTotalComments
Jose AldoRob Font12/4/2021UFC Vegas 44W$400,000 $0 $21,000 $421,000
Rob FontJose Aldo12/4/2021UFC Vegas 44L$100,000 $0 $11,000 $111,000
Brad RiddellRafael Fiziev12/4/2021UFC Vegas 44L$60,000 $0 $4,500 $64,500
Rafael FizievBrad Riddell12/4/2021UFC Vegas 44W$60,000 $60,000 $50,000 $6,000 $176,000
Jimmy CruteJamahal Hill12/4/2021UFC Vegas 44L$60,000 $0 $6,000 $66,000
Jamahal HillJimmy Crute12/4/2021UFC Vegas 44W$36,000 $36,000 $50,000 $6,000 $128,000
Clay GuidaLeonardo Santos12/4/2021UFC Vegas 44W$100,000 $100,000 $50,000 $21,000 $271,000
Leonardo SantosClay Guida12/4/2021UFC Vegas 44L$60,000 $0 $6,000 $66,000
Brendan AllenChris Curtis12/4/2021UFC Vegas 44L$60,000 $0 $6,000 $66,000
Chris CurtisBrendan Allen12/4/2021UFC Vegas 44W$30,000 $30,000 $50,000 $4,000 $114,000
Alex MoronoMickey Gall12/4/2021UFC Vegas 44W$80,000 $80,000 $11,000 $171,000
Mickey GallAlex Morono12/4/2021UFC Vegas 44L$60,000 $0 $6,000 $66,000
Maki PitoloDusko Todorovic12/4/2021UFC Vegas 44L$30,000 $0 $6,000 $36,000
Dusko TodorovicMaki Pitolo12/4/2021UFC Vegas 44W$24,000 $24,000 $4,500 $52,500
Manel KapeZhalgas Zhumagulov12/4/2021UFC Vegas 44W$90,000 $90,000 $4,500 $184,500
Zhalgas ZhumagulovManel Kape12/4/2021UFC Vegas 44L$24,000 $0 $4,500 $28,500
Bryan BarberenaDarian Weeks12/4/2021UFC Vegas 44W$60,000 $60,000 $11,000 $131,000
Darian WeeksBryan Barberena12/4/2021UFC Vegas 44L$16,000 $0 $4,000 $20,000
Jake MatthewsJeremiah Wells12/4/2021UFC Vegas 44n/a$0 $0 $16,000 $16,000 Covid
Jeremiah WellsJake Matthews12/4/2021UFC Vegas 44n/a$0 $0 $4,000 $4,000 Covid
Cheyanne VlismasMallory Martin12/4/2021UFC Vegas 44W$24,000 $24,000 $50,000 $4,500 $102,500
Mallory MartinCheyanne Vlismas12/4/2021UFC Vegas 44L$20,000 $0 $50,000 $4,500 $74,500
Alonzo MenifieldWilliam Knight12/4/2021UFC Vegas 44L$66,000 $0 $6,000 $72,000
William KnightAlonzo Menifield12/4/2021UFC Vegas 44W$60,000 $60,000 $6,000 $126,000
Claudio PuellesChris Gruetzemacher12/4/2021UFC Vegas 44W$30,000 $30,000 $4,500 $64,500
Chris GruetzemacherClaudio Puelles12/4/2021UFC Vegas 44L$40,000 $0 $6,000 $46,000
Louis SmolkaVince Morales12/4/2021UFC Vegas 44L$60,000 $0 $16,000 $76,000
Vince MoralesLouis Smolka12/4/2021UFC Vegas 44W$30,000 $30,000 $6,000 $66,000

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