Despite the defeat in the semi-weight match, but Jorge Masvidal is not too sad to look at the journey to Abu Dhabi and the amount of money he received from this event. Let’s take a look at the numbers that UFC paid to fighters at the main event UFC Fight Island recently.
The Sun Sport has just announced the amount of money that UFC pays to fighters who participated in the main even UFC Fight Island.
Unsurprisingly, Kamaru Usman was the one who made the most with 400 thousand pounds. Meanwhile, his defeat general Jorge Masvidal also received significant numbers, 280 thousand pounds.
Masvidal still earns money from UFC despite losing
It is known that this is the amount that UFC pays the athletes, not including other surcharges. Another significant revenue comes from television rights from paid views. According to the reports, this is certainly not a small number when more than 1.3 million PPVs have been confirmed.
Kamaru Usman defeated Masvidal and pocketed 400 thousand pounds
Defeating Jorge Masvidal, helping Kamaru Usman not only successfully defended the mid-class belt, but also increased his total number of wins at UFC to 12-0, and the unbeaten series in the MMA arena was 16.
Notably, when two defeated generals Max Holloway and Jose Aldo ranked third on the list, UFC paid a lot with the same 240 thousand pounds. Chicken class champion Alexander Volkanovski, despite defeating Holloway, earned only £ 200,000, while Russian boxer Petr Yan only earned £ 56,000 in a victory over Aldo in the flies belt battle.
The money some fighters at UFC 251 received from UFC
In the women’s content, Jessica Andrade earned the most, 84 thousand pounds despite losing to Rose Namajunas who received only 80 thousand pounds.
Paige VanZant star pocketed 48 thousand pounds in a flash defeat against Amanda Ribas, who only earned 29 thousand pounds.
There are 2 boxers deducted for not guaranteeing the standard weight. Raulian Paiva, who defeated Zhacheas Zhumagulov received only £ 8,000 instead of the original 10,000. While Vanessa Melo only received 7 thousand compared to the original 10,000 in the defeat against Karol Rosa.