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Full UFC 261 salaries revealed as Kamaru Usman baggage large payday for knocking out Jorge Masvidal


Kamaru Usman propelled himself into the pound-for-pound dialog and he made a whopping $1.5 million within the course of.

The NIgerian Nightmare knocked out Jorge Masvidal in the principle occasion of a loopy UFC 261 card and bagged an additional $50,000 consequently with the Efficiency of the Evening bonus.

Usman knocked out Jorge Masvidal to retain his welterweight title

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Usman knocked out Jorge Masvidal to retain his welterweight title

Masvidal took dwelling $800ok from the loss and he made half one million {dollars} simply to be there.

On condition that these two drew the seventh highest purchased UFC PPV of all-time at UFC 251, there was by no means a doubt that their pay could be increased for this one.

That raked in 1.three million buys. UFC 261 did greater than 700,000 on ESPN alone and that’s a very good home quantity. Worldwide numbers haven’t been figured in but however one has to suppose they’ve a very good likelihood at cracking a million buys.

For context, UFC 259 (Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya) did 800,000 buys worldwide (600,000 home) whereas January’s UFC 257 (Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier) did 1.6 million buys worldwide (1.2 million home).

Weidman was carried from the Octagon on stretcher

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Weidman was carried from the Octagon on stretcher

Apparently, Chris Weidman would earn $420,000 regardless of breaking his leg in simply 17 seconds of his battle. UFC have taken care of him and Dana White has personally gone to expense to make sure his journey house is comfy.

Beneath is a full breakdown of the highest earners from UFC 261 courtesy of Sportekz:

Kamaru Usman: $1.5m – ($750,000 to indicate, $640,000 PPV bonus, $60,000 sponsorship bonus, $50,000 ‘Efficiency of the Evening bonus)

Jorge Masvidal: $800,000 – ($500,000 to indicate, $260,000 PPV bonus, $40,000 sponsorship bonus)

Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal had an intense rivalry

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Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal had an intense rivalry

Valentina Shevchenko: $430,000 – ($300,000 to indicate, $100,000 win bonus, $30,000 sponsorship bonus)

Weili Zhang: $380,000 – ($350,000, $30,000 sponsorship bonus)

Chris Weidman: $420,000 – ($400,000 to indicate, $20,000 sponsorship bonus)

Anthony Smith: $360,000 – ($250,000 to indicate, $100,000 win bonus, $10,000 sponsorship bonus)

Uriah Corridor: $325,000 – ($220,000 to indicate, $100,000 win bonus, $5,000 sponsorship bonus)

Rose Namajunas: $310,000 – ($150,000 to indicate, $100,000 win bonus, $50,000 ‘Efficiency of the Evening’ bonus, $10,000 sponsorship bonus)

The kick that won Rose Namajunas the title

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The kick that gained Rose Namajunas the title

Jimmy Crute: $205,000 – ($200,000 to indicate, $5,000 sponsorship bonus)

Randy Brown: $125,000 – ($60,000 to indicate, $60,000 win bonus, $5,000 sponsorship bonus)

Jessica Andrade: $115,000 – ($110,000 to indicate, $5,000 sponsorship bonus)

Dwight Grant: $115,000 – ($55,000 to indicate, $55,000 win bonus, $5,000 sponsorship bonus)

Brendan Allen: $101,000 – ($48,000 to indicate, $48,000 to win, $5,000 sponsorship bonus)





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