Sunday, July 07, 2019

UFC 239: Jones vs. Santos was held on July 6, 2019, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. These are the official purses.

Jon Jones ($500,000; no win bonus)
Thiago Santos ($350,000; no win bonus)

Amanda Nunes ($500,000)
Holly Holm ($300,000; no win bonus)

Jorge Masvidal ($200,000)
Ben Askren ($210,000) 

Jan Blachowicz ($92,000)
Luke Rockhold ($200,000)

Michael Chiesa ($104,000)
Diego Sanchez ($103,000)

Arnold Allen ($64,000)
Gilbert Melendez ($200,000; no win bonus)

Marlon Vera ($96,000)
Nohelin Hernandez ($12,000)

Claudia Gadelha ($102,000)
Randa Markos ($30,000)

Song Yadong ($90,000)
Alejandro Perez ($42,000)

Edmen Shahbazyan ($32,000)
Jack Marshman ($30,000)

Chance Rencountre ($28,000
Ismail Naurdiev ($14,000)

Julia Avila ($20,000)
Pannie Kianzad ($12,000)

The above figures are the fighter payout information that promoters are required by State law to submit to the state athletic commissions; they do not represent a full accounting of each fighter's income.

Fighters bear significant costs including training expenses, a percentage to management, a percentage to the trainer, plus insurance, licenses, and taxes.

On the income side, fighters earned sponsorship of between $2,500 and $50,000 for wearing Reebok apparel in the Octagon, and during the week before it. Out-of-event sponsorship money too can be significant, although it is smaller for many fighters than it was in the past. In addition, four $50,000 'of the Night' Performance Bonuses, are awarded.

Further, main event PPV fighters can receive a percentage of the PPV gross, as contracted, generally at a rate that escalates with increased PPV buys.

Lastly, many fighters earn income from teaching, from appearances, and in many cases from regular employment in non-fight employment.