UFC on FOX 31 purses
UFC on Fox 31, also known as UFC on Fox: Lee vs. Iaquinta 2, was held on December 15, 2018 at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. These are the official purses, as reported to the Department of Safety and Professional Services - Unarmed Combat Sports.
Al Iaquinta: $138,000 (includes $69,000 win bonus)
def. Kevin Lee: $84,000
Edson Barboza: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)
def. Dan Hooker: $75,000
Rob Font: $92,000 (includes $46,000 win bonus)
def. Sergio Pettis: $33,000
Charles Oliveira: $180,000 (includes $90,000 win bonus)
def. Jim Miller: $68,000
Zak Ottow: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Dwight Grant: $21,000
Drakkar Klose: $72,000 (includes $36,000 win bonus)
def. Bobby Green: $25,000
Joaquim Silva: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
def. Jared Gordon: $16,000
Jack Hermansson: $42,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus)
def. Gerald Meerschaert: $35,000
Zak Cummings: $58,000 (includes $29,000 win bonus)
def. Trevor Smith: $29,000
Dan Ige: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Jordan Griffin: $12,000
Mike Rodriguez: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Adam Milstead: $10,000
Juan Adams: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Chris De La Rocha: $10,000
The disclosed purse total was $1,216,000. UFC on FOX 31 drew a live gate of $616,633.91.
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.