UFC Vegas 45 Salaries and Payouts

UFC Vegas 45 Salaries and Payouts

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

FighterOpponentDateEventResultBase SalaryWin BonusPPV BuysPPV Payout (est)Performance BonusSponsorshipTotalComments
Derrick LewisChris Daukaus12/18/2021UFC Vegas 45W$200,000 $200,000 $21,000 $421,000
Chris DaukausDerrick Lewis12/18/2021UFC Vegas 45L$70,000 $0$4,500 $74,500
Stephen ThompsonBelal Muhammad12/18/2021UFC Vegas 45L$200,000 $0$16,000 $216,000
Belal MuhammadStephen Thompson12/18/2021UFC Vegas 45W$80,000 $80,000 $11,000 $171,000
Amanda LemosAngela Hill12/18/2021UFC Vegas 45W$30,000 $30,000 $50,000 $6,000 $116,000
Angela HillAmanda Lemos12/18/2021UFC Vegas 45L$80,000 $0$50,000 $16,000 $146,000
Raphael AssuncaoRicky Simon12/18/2021UFC Vegas 45L$90,000 $0$21,000 $111,000
Ricky SimonRaphael Assuncao12/18/2021UFC Vegas 45W$60,000 $60,000 $6,000 $126,000
Carlos Diego FerreiraMateusz Gamrot12/18/2021UFC Vegas 45L$60,000 $0$11,000 $71,000
Mateusz GamrotCarlos Diego Ferreira12/18/2021UFC Vegas 45W$30,000 $30,000 $4,500 $64,500
Cub SwansonDarren Elkins12/18/2021UFC Vegas 45W$120,000 $120,000 $50,000 $21,000 $311,000
Darren ElkinsCub Swanson12/18/2021UFC Vegas 45L$90,000 $0$21,000 $111,000
Dustin StoltzfusGerald Meerschaert12/18/2021UFC Vegas 45L#REF!$0$4,500 #REF!
Gerald MeerschaertDustin Stoltzfus12/18/2021UFC Vegas 45W#REF!#REF!$11,000 #REF!
Raoni BarcelosVictor Henry12/18/2021UFC Vegas 45n/a$48,000 $0$6,000 $54,000 Fight Cancelled
Victor HenryRaoni Barcelos12/18/2021UFC Vegas 45n/a$0$0$4,000 $4,000 Fight Cancelled
Justin TafaHarry Hunsucker12/18/2021UFC Vegas 45W$19,200 $19,200 $4,500 $42,900 Fined 20%
Harry HunsuckerJustin Tafa12/18/2021UFC Vegas 45L$28,800 $0$4,000 $32,800 Rec'd 20%
Sijara EubanksMelissa Gatto12/18/2021UFC Vegas 45L$48,000 $0$6,000 $54,000 Fined 20%
Melissa GattoSijara Eubanks12/18/2021UFC Vegas 45W$36,000 $36,000 $50,000 $4,000 $126,000 Rec'd 20%
Charles JourdainAndre Ewell12/18/2021UFC Vegas 45W$30,000 $30,000 $6,000 $66,000
Andre EwellCharles Jourdain12/18/2021UFC Vegas 45L$36,000 $0$6,000 $42,000
Raquel PenningtonMacy Chiasson12/18/2021UFC Vegas 45W$69,600 $60,000 $11,000 $140,600 Rec'd 20%
Macy ChiassonRaquel Pennington12/18/2021UFC Vegas 45L$38,400 $0$6,000 $44,400 Fined 20%
Don'Tale MayesJosh Parisian12/18/2021UFC Vegas 45W$24,000 $24,000 $4,500 $52,500
Josh ParisianDon'Tale Mayes12/18/2021UFC Vegas 45L$30,000 $0$6,000 $36,000
Jordan LeavittMatt Sayles12/18/2021UFC Vegas 45W$30,000 $30,000 $4,500 $64,500
Matt SaylesJordan Leavitt12/18/2021UFC Vegas 45L$30,000 $0$4,500 $34,500

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