UFC 245 Payouts – Salaries, Bonuses & Facts

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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.

Attendance
16,811
Gate
$4,040,000
Buyrate
Not available
Total Fights
13

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

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 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

Jessica Eye: $81,600 (includes $48,000 win bonus) def. Viviane Araujo: $59,400*

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.

Event
UFC 245: Usman vs. Covington
Date
December 14, 2019
Venue
T-Mobile Arena
Location
Las Vegas, Nevada
Main Event
Usman vs. Covington
Total Fights
13
Attendance
16,811
Gate
$4,040,000
Buyrate
Not available

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