UFC 245 gave fight fans all they could ask for on Saturday night. The event was live from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kamaru Usman defeated Colby Covington by TKO (Punches) Saturday, and in the co-main event, Alexander Volkanovski defeated Max Holloway in round 5 by Decision (Unanimous).
This was 504th event in Ultimate Fighting Championship history, including pay-per-views, UFC Fight Nights, and TUF finales. The pay-per-view card streamed on ESPN+ PPV following prelims on ESPN2. In this post, we’ll go in detail on UFC 245 payouts, fighter bonuses and event facts, including the attendance, total gate and PPV buys.
UFC 245 Attendance, Gate, Viewership
There were 16,811 fans in attendance. The gate for the event came out to $4,040,000. The viewership data is still pending. We’ll continue to update this post as soon as the information is available.
UFC 245 Bonuses
UFC 245 had 13 bouts scheduled. Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington was awarded Fight of the Night bonus. The Performance of the Night bonuses went to Petr Yan and Irene Aldana. The fighters took home an extra $50,000.
There are four types of awards:
- Fight of the Night is awarded to two fighters who star in the exciting fight of the night.
- KO of the Night is awarded to the fighter who achieves the most spectacular Knockout.
- Submission of the Night is granted to the protagonist of the most striking submission.
- Performance of the Night is awarded the most impressive individual performance of the night.
UFC 245 Salaries
The total disclosed payroll for the event is $4,096,000. The figures below are base salaries reported to the commission and do not reflect entire compensation packages for the event. Here the full list of fighter payouts from UFC 245:
Kamaru Usman: $500,000 (no win bonus) def. Colby Covington: $500,000
Alexander Volkanovski: $250,000 (no win bonus) def. Max Holloway: $350,000
Petr Yan: $132,000 (includes $66,000 win bonus) def. Urijah Faber: $250,000
Irene Aldana: $80,000 (includes $40,000 win bonus) def. Ketlen Vieira: $33,000
Omari Akhemedov: $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
Punahele Soriano: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Oskar Piechota: $20,000
You can view all the detailed UFC 245 results.
The UFC 245 payouts don’t include deductions for items such as insurance, licenses, and taxes. Additionally, these do not include pay-per-view cuts that some top-level fighters receive. They also do not include money paid by sponsors, Reebok pay, any other “locker room” or special discretionary bonuses the UFC often pays.
Did you know: The average UFC fighter made $138,000 in 2018, up from average earnings of $132,000 in 2017.
UFC 245: Usman vs. Covington
|December 14, 2019|
|Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Usman vs. Covington|