Ultimate Fighting Championship is renowned for generating the most exciting mixed martial arts (MMA) matches, and millions of fans worldwide follow this promotion. The impending main pay-per-view event is UFC 286.
Top 5 Highest Paid UFC 286 Fighters [year]
UFC 286 features a multitude of notable fighters. Here are the comprehensive details regarding the highest-paid UFC 286 fighters [year], who will receive enormous PPV revenue.
1) Leon Edwards – $500000
The English professional MMA fighter is set to defend his UFC Welterweight title in front of his home crowd and will get the guaranteed base purse of $500k, besides the sponsorship bonus of $42k.
If he wins the game, he will earn an additional $100k as a bonus. Moreover, PPV sales revenue is available to him, and his total payout may reach $1 million, depending upon the proposed sales.
2) Kamaru Usman – $500000
Usman fought his last match against Leon Edwards at UFC 278, where he lost his Welterweight championship. He is up to the mark to get the title again in the contest against the same contender.
Usman will take home $500k as a guaranteed base salary and a sponsorship bonus of $32k as he is the challenger. At the same time, the PPV sales revenue makes him pocket the total payout of $800k.
3) Justin Gaethje – $350000
The American MMA star Justin Gaethje is returning to the octagon after a year as he last appeared in UFC 274, where he faced defeat against Charles Oliveira. He will now highlight the co-main event of UFC 286 under the Lightweight category and will bank the guaranteed base salary of $350k. Whereas the sponsorship bonus of $10k will also be awarded to him as per the Venum deal. Based on PPV sales, his total payout estimated is $450k.
4) Rafael Fiziev – $250000
Rafael Fiziev, a professional MMA fighter from Azerbaijan, has recently started his professional career and won 12 fights from 13 appearances. He is also in great touch and looking to carry the momentum in the upcoming scheduled bout in the co-main event of UFC 286. Rafael will earn $250k as a base salary for the competition, besides the sponsorship bonus of $6k. While the PPV share revenue can increase his total payout to $300k.
5) Joanne Wood – $75000
Joanne Wood is currently signed with UFC under the women’s Flyweight category. Although, she is not in the best form of her career, as she faced 3 consecutive defeats in the last three fights. Still, Joanne will earn a base purse of $75k for her fight against Luana Carolina at UFC 286. Moreover, she will also pocket a $15k sponsorship bonus from the Venum deal.
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