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6/2/20 12:08 AM
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UFC on ESPN 9 was held on May 30 at the UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada. These are the official purses:

Gilbert Burns: $164,000 (includes $84,000 win bonus) def.
Tyron Woodley: ($200,000)

Augusto Sakai: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus) def.
Blagoy Ivanov ($60,000)

Billy Quarantillo: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def.
Spike Carlyle: $12,000

Roosevelt Roberts: $44,000 (includes $22,000 win bonus) def.
Brok Weaver $12,000

Mackenzie Dern: $66,000 (includes $33,000 win bonus) def.
Hannah Cifers: $25,000

Katlyn Chookagian: $120,000 (includes $60,000 win bonus) def.
Antonina Shevchenko: $35,000

Daniel Rodriguez: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def.
Gabriel Green: $12,000

Jamahal Hill: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def.
Klidson Abreu: $18,000

Brandon Royval: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def.
Tim Elliott: $31,000

Casey Kenney: $54,000 (includes $27,000 win bonus) def.
Louis Smolka: $48,000

Chris Gutierrez: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus) def.
Vince Morales: $20,000

The above figures are the fighter payout information that promoters are required to submit to the state athletic commission; 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 earn Promotional Guidelines Compliance income (or "Reebok money") of between $3,500 and $50,000 for wearing Reebok apparel in the Octagon, and during fight week before. 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, top 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.

h/t MMA Junkie

6/2/20 2:48 AM
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Damn burns was only gonna make 80 if he lost. Hope he gets a better payday next fight. 

6/2/20 3:10 AM
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Fuck, feel bad for Tim Elliot. 31000!? He’s been around for ages, is an awesome fighter and he’s always in fun fights

6/2/20 5:16 AM
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AtticusFinch -

Fuck, feel bad for Tim Elliot. 31000!? He’s been around for ages, is an awesome fighter and he’s always in fun fights

He might have next to zero bargaining power. He's fighting in a division that DFW would just as soon be rid of, and his record since returning to UFC is actually worse than during his first run (2-5 vs. 2-4).

He is only making $3,000 more in show money than he was paid in 2017. 

Still, I agree with you: He comes to scrap. He's won 3 post-fight bonuses in his current run with UFC, and 2 of those were FOTNs. 

6/2/20 1:57 PM
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Man heavy weights really do carry more earning power than there counter parts despite lack of stardom 

6/3/20 3:07 PM
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Chookagian is making 60/60? Damn

6/4/20 8:19 PM
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Wow the main event winner got paid the same as UFC in 1993

6/4/20 8:21 PM
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AtticusFinch -

Fuck, feel bad for Tim Elliot. 31000!? He’s been around for ages, is an awesome fighter and he’s always in fun fights

Antonina got paid more than him.  Embarrassing