UFC 245 Paydays: Kamaru Usman & Colby Covington Lead The Way
By FCF Staff
The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the fighter purses for UFC 245, and headliners Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington lead the way.
According to the figures that the UFC disclosed to the Nevada Commission, Usman and Covington earned a guaranteed $500,000 each for the bout. Usman won the fight and retained the welterweight title via fifth round, stoppage.
Here is a complete list of the fighter purses. They do not include any additional money a fighter may have earned via pay-per-view dividends or discretionary bonuses.
Kamaru Usman: $500,000 (no win bonus)
def. Colby Covington: $500,000
Alexander Volkanovski: $250,000 (no win bonus)
def. Max Holloway: $350,000
Amanda Nunes: $450,000 (includes $100,000 win bonus)
def. Germaine de Randamie: $100,000
Marlon Moraes: $220,000 (includes $110,000 win bonus)
def. Jose Aldo: $400,000
Petr Yan: $132,000 (includes $66,000 win bonus) def. Urijah Faber: $250,000
Geoff Neal: $62,000 (includes $31,000 win bonus) def. Mike Perry: $90,000
Irene Aldana: $80,000 (includes $40,000 win bonus) def. Ketlen Vieira: $33,000
Omari Akhmedov: $110,000 (includes $55,000 win bonus) def. Ian Heinisch: $25,000
Matt Brown: $160,000 (includes $80,000 win bonus) def. Ben Saunders: $35,000
Chase Hooper: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus) def. Daniel Teymur: $18,000
Brandon Moreno: $62,000 (includes $31,000 win bonus) def. Kai Kara-France: $25,000
Jessica Eye: $96,000 (includes $48,000 win bonus) def. Viviane Araujo: $45,000
Puna Soriano: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Oskar Piechota: $20,000
Figure via MMA Junkie