UFC 266: Estimated PPV Buys, Payouts, Salaries, Performance Bonuses

UFC 266 face off Alexander Volkanovski & Brian Ortega

UFC 266 saw some very exciting fights including the five round Featherweight title main event match between Alexander Volkanowski and Brian Ortega.

The main event was awarded the Fight of the Night award with each fighter bagging an extra $50000. This would add to Alexander Volkanowski’s $300000 base salary and around $400000 PPV payout and sponsorship bonus of $42000. Brian Ortega will also get $300000 in base salary and $32000 in sponsorship.

The event also saw Valentina Shevchenko defeat Lauren Murphy via TKO in the fourth round. Shevchenko might trump Volkanowski as the highest earner on the card with $200000 extra as the win bonus along with the same PPV payout.

Robbie Lawler defeated Nick Diaz via TKO in the third round, but it will be Diaz who is expected to get more dollars from the bout. Diaz will get $400000 as the base salary, the highest for the card. Lawler will get $100000 in win bonus on top of $250000 in base salary.

Merab Dvalishvili and Chris Daukaus will also get Performance of the Night bonuses of $50000 from UFC 266.

Rest of the payouts, salaries, performance bonuses and sponsorships from UFC 266 are as below:

UFC 266 Performance Bonuses

  • Fight of the Night – Alexander Volkanovski vs Brian Ortega – $50000 each
  • Performance of the Night – Merab Dvalishvili & Chris Daukaus – $50000 each

UFC 266 Payouts

FighterBase SalaryWin BonusPPV PayoutPerformance BonusSponsorship BonusTotal
Alexander Volkanovski3000004000005000042000$792000
Brian Ortega3000005000032000$382000
Valentina Shevchenko20000020000040000042000$842000
Lauren Murphy10000032000$132000
Nick Diaz40000011000$411000
Robbie Lawler25000010000021000$371000
Curtis Blaydes10000010000011000$211000
Jairzinho Rozenstruik700006000$76000
Jessica Andrade10000010000016000$216000
Cynthia Calvio720006000$78000
Merab Dvalishvili4000040000500006000$136000
Marlon Moraes1200006000$126000
Dan Hooker15000015000016000$316000
Nasrat Haqparast420006000$48000
Shamil Abdurakhimov300006000$36000
Chris Daukaus4000040000500004500$134500
Roxanne Modafferi6000011000$71000
Taila Santos24000240004500$52500
Uros Medic200004000$24000
Jalin Turner20000200006000$46000
Cody Brundage120004000$16000
Nick Maximov14000140004000$32000
Matthew Semelsberger30000300004500$64500
Martin Sano Jr.120004000$16000
Jonathan Pearce20000200004500$44500
Omar Morales300004500$34500