UFC 248 Payouts – Salaries, Bonuses & Facts

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UFC 248 gave fight fans all they could ask for on Saturday night. The event was live from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Israel Adesanya defeated Yoel Romero by Decision (Unanimous) Saturday, and in the co-main event, Weili Zhang defeated Joanna Jedrzejczyk in round 5 by Decision (Split).

This was 512th 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 ESPN. In this post, we’ll go in detail on UFC 248 payouts, fighter bonuses and event facts, including the attendance, total gate and PPV buys.

UFC 248 Attendance, Gate, Viewership

There were 15,077 fans in attendance. The gate for the event came out to $2,742,906. The viewership data is still pending. We’ll continue to update this post as soon as the information is available.

Attendance
15,077
Gate
$2,742,906
Buyrate
Not available
Total Fights
11

UFC 248 Bonuses

UFC 248 had 11 bouts scheduled. Zhang Weili vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk was awarded Fight of the Night bonus. The Performance of the Night bonuses went to Beneil Dariush and Sean O’Malley. 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 248 Salaries

The total disclosed payroll for the event is PENDING. 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 248:

PENDING… We will update this section as soon as the fighter salaries are officially released. In the meantime, you can view all the UFC 248 results.

The UFC 248 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 248: Adesanya vs. Romero
Date
March 7, 2020
Venue
T-Mobile Arena
Location
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Main Event
Adesanya vs. Romero
Total Fights
11
Attendance
15,077
Gate
$2,742,906
Buyrate
Not available

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