With the UFC 286 payouts, Leon Edwards has the potential to earn his highest career salary. Because to contractual obligations, the UFC is unable to publicly publish specific fighter salaries; nonetheless, The Sports Daily was able to estimate some probable compensation amounts for UFC 286. According to the article, Edwards was guaranteed to receive $542,000 for defeating Usman in the trilogy, with a predicted amount that might rise to $1 million after incentives.
This sum is significantly higher than the $432,000 that “Rocky” was paid for his first title victory over Usman at UFC 278 in August of last year.
This earned Leon Edwards the top earner at UFC 286. Kamaru Usman came in second and was reportedly promised a $532,000 purse. The aggregate wages, incentives, and bonuses for all the UFC 286 combatants are anticipated to equal $2.7 million from the UFC.
Women’s flyweight veteran Joanne Wood will reportedly receive a guaranteed salary of $86,000 for her split decision victory against Luana Carolina, while just a few undercard competitors were able to break the $30,000 barrier.
UFC 286 payouts for ring girls and officials
According to recent reports, UFC ring lady Arianny Celeste has a net worth of £4.3 million, which is higher than Kamaru Usman’s net worth as the previous welterweight champion.
Let’s look at how much UFC ring girls get at UFC events despite the fact that they have many other income streams, such as modelling and OnlyFans accounts. Ring girls reportedly make $1,000 to $5,000 every event, which is more than the $700 to $2,500 earned by referees, according to The Sports Daily.
According to reports, Bruce Buffer, a ring announcer for the UFC, is paid between $50,000 and $75,000 every event.
The Venum deal will produce $251,500 in incentive pay out of the total $2.7 million UFC 286 rewards. Based on the fighters’ length of service with the organisation, the compensation structure includes matches from the Zuffa-era WEC (from 2007 on) and Strikeforce (from 2011 on).
Fighters with 1-3 fights receive $4,000, 4-5 fights earn $4,500, 6–10 fights earn $6,000, 11–15 fights earn $11,000, 16–20 fights earn $16,000, and 21 or more fights earn $21,000. While champions are paid $42,000 and title contenders are paid $32,000.