Wednesday, April 10, 2019

UFC on ESPN+ 6 was held on March 23 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. These are the official purses, as reported by the Tennessee Athletic Commission.

Anthony Pettis: $145K/$145K
Stephen Thompson: $120K

Curtis Blaydes: $75K/$75K
Justin Willis: $38K

John Makdessi: $44K/$44K
Jesus Pineda: $12K

Deiveson Figueiredo: $23K/$23K
Jussier Vieira: $46K

Luis Pena: $8,400/$12,000 (Luis forfeited 30% of purse to Petersen for missing weight)
Stephen Petersen: $15,600

Maycee Barber: $12K/$12K
JJ Aldrich: $21K

Bryce Mitchell: $12K/$12K
Bobby Moffett: $12K

Marlon Vera: $45K/$45K
Frankie Saenz: $30K

Alex Davis: $35K/$35K
Jennifer Maia: $12K

Randa Markos: $25K/$25K
Angela Hill: $24K

Ryan McDonald: $10K/$10K
Chris Gutierrez: $10K

Eric Shelton: $14K/$14K
Jordan Espinosa: $10K

The above figures are the fighter payout information that promoters are required by State regulations 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.