UFC Vegas 45 (UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs Daukaus, UFC on ESPN+ 57, UFC Fight Night 199) salaries and payouts including base pay, win bonuses, performance bonuses, and promotional compliance pay are shown in the table below.
This card (on December 18th, 2021) features the heavy handed knockout artist Derrick Lewis against rising heavyweight contender Chris Daukaus. Daukaus is looking to stay undefeated in the UFC with his fifth straight victory since entering the promotion. Lewis is looking to rebound from his interim title fight defeat at the hands of Ciryl Gane. The always entertaining “Black Beast” is sure to provide some fireworks as he looks to stop Daukaus from getting into title contention. Also fighting on Saturday is Top 5 welterweight karate master Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson who takes on Belal “Remember the Name” Muhammad who is 5-0-1 in his last 6 fights.
Fight odds: As of Friday night, despite being the higher ranked fighter at #3 vs #7 Daukaus, Lewis is a slight underdog against Font at +128 at BetUS.
This page will be updated with performance and win bonuses upon completion of Saturday’s card.
Post fight update: Derrick Lewis proved that their are levels in the UFC and Daukaus isn’t quite in his stratosphere yet. Lewis knocked out Daukaus in the first round to prove that he deserves his top 5 ranking. In the co-main event, Belal Muhammad put on a wrestling clinic to shut down the striking game of Thompson. Muhammad took down the former title challenger in every round and beat down Thompson with a steady stream of ground and pound. “Remember the Name” has not lost since 2019 and we can expect that he will near the top 5 with this win.
Melissa Gatto body kicked her way to a $50,000 performance of the night bonus as she took out Sijara Eubanks in the third round. The other POTN bonus went to Cub Swanson for his quick knockout of the durable Darren Elkins. Fight of the night went to Angela Hill and Amanda Lemos in a fun back and forth battle.
*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.
The Raoni Barcelos/Victor Henry fight was cancelled as Henry tested positive for COVID-19. Assumed that Barcelos was paid his base salary.
Total Payout to Fighters (including fight purse, PPV points, bonuses, and compliance pay): $2,860,700
Total Compliance Pay (Venum): $251,500
UFC Vegas 45 Detailed Payouts
|Fighter||Opponent||Date||Event||Result||Base Salary||Win Bonus||PPV Buys||PPV Payout (est)||Performance Bonus||Sponsorship||Total||Comments|
|Stephen Thompson||Belal Muhammad||12/18/2021||UFC Vegas 45||L||$200,000||$0||$16,000||$216,000|
|Derrick Lewis||Chris Daukaus||12/18/2021||UFC Vegas 45||W||$200,000||$200,000||$21,000||$421,000|
|Raphael Assuncao||Ricky Simon||12/18/2021||UFC Vegas 45||L||$90,000||$0||$21,000||$111,000|
|Belal Muhammad||Stephen Thompson||12/18/2021||UFC Vegas 45||W||$80,000||$80,000||$11,000||$171,000|
|Cub Swanson||Darren Elkins||12/18/2021||UFC Vegas 45||W||$120,000||$120,000||$50,000||$21,000||$311,000|
|Chris Daukaus||Derrick Lewis||12/18/2021||UFC Vegas 45||L||$70,000||$0||$4,500||$74,500|
|Amanda Lemos||Angela Hill||12/18/2021||UFC Vegas 45||W||$30,000||$30,000||$50,000||$6,000||$116,000|
|Angela Hill||Amanda Lemos||12/18/2021||UFC Vegas 45||L||$80,000||$0||$50,000||$16,000||$146,000|
|Ricky Simon||Raphael Assuncao||12/18/2021||UFC Vegas 45||W||$60,000||$60,000||$6,000||$126,000|
|Carlos Diego Ferreira||Mateusz Gamrot||12/18/2021||UFC Vegas 45||L||$60,000||$0||$11,000||$71,000|
|Mateusz Gamrot||Carlos Diego Ferreira||12/18/2021||UFC Vegas 45||W||$30,000||$30,000||$4,500||$64,500|
|Darren Elkins||Cub Swanson||12/18/2021||UFC Vegas 45||L||$90,000||$0||$21,000||$111,000|
|Dustin Stoltzfus||Gerald Meerschaert||12/18/2021||UFC Vegas 45||L||#REF!||$0||$4,500||#REF!|
|Gerald Meerschaert||Dustin Stoltzfus||12/18/2021||UFC Vegas 45||W||#REF!||#REF!||$11,000||#REF!|
|Raoni Barcelos||Victor Henry||12/18/2021||UFC Vegas 45||n/a||$48,000||$0||$6,000||$54,000||Fight Cancelled|
|Victor Henry||Raoni Barcelos||12/18/2021||UFC Vegas 45||n/a||$0||$0||$4,000||$4,000||Fight Cancelled|
|Justin Tafa||Harry Hunsucker||12/18/2021||UFC Vegas 45||W||$19,200||$19,200||$4,500||$42,900||Fined 20%|
|Harry Hunsucker||Justin Tafa||12/18/2021||UFC Vegas 45||L||$28,800||$0||$4,000||$32,800||Rec'd 20%|
|Sijara Eubanks||Melissa Gatto||12/18/2021||UFC Vegas 45||L||$48,000||$0||$6,000||$54,000||Fined 20%|
|Melissa Gatto||Sijara Eubanks||12/18/2021||UFC Vegas 45||W||$36,000||$36,000||$50,000||$4,000||$126,000||Rec'd 20%|
|Charles Jourdain||Andre Ewell||12/18/2021||UFC Vegas 45||W||$30,000||$30,000||$6,000||$66,000|
|Andre Ewell||Charles Jourdain||12/18/2021||UFC Vegas 45||L||$36,000||$0||$6,000||$42,000|
|Raquel Pennington||Macy Chiasson||12/18/2021||UFC Vegas 45||W||$69,600||$60,000||$11,000||$140,600||Rec'd 20%|
|Macy Chiasson||Raquel Pennington||12/18/2021||UFC Vegas 45||L||$38,400||$0||$6,000||$44,400||Fined 20%|
|Don'Tale Mayes||Josh Parisian||12/18/2021||UFC Vegas 45||W||$24,000||$24,000||$4,500||$52,500|
|Josh Parisian||Don'Tale Mayes||12/18/2021||UFC Vegas 45||L||$30,000||$0||$6,000||$36,000|
|Jordan Leavitt||Matt Sayles||12/18/2021||UFC Vegas 45||W||$30,000||$30,000||$4,500||$64,500|
|Matt Sayles||Jordan Leavitt||12/18/2021||UFC Vegas 45||L||$30,000||$0||$4,500||$34,500|