UFC 249 Payouts – Salaries, Bonuses & Facts

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UFC 249 gave fight fans all they could ask for on Saturday night. The event was live from inside VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, FL, USA. Justin Gaethje defeated Tony Ferguson by TKO (Punches) Saturday, and in the co-main event, Henry Cejudo defeated Dominick Cruz in round 2 by TKO (Knee and Punches).

This was 513th 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 249 payouts, fighter bonuses and event facts, including the attendance, total gate and PPV buys.

UFC 249 Attendance, Gate, Viewership

There were 0 fans in attendance. The gate for the event came out to $0. The viewership data is still pending. We’ll continue to update this post as soon as the information is available.

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Total Fights

UFC 249 Bonuses

UFC 249 had 11 bouts scheduled. Justin Gaethje and Tony Ferguson was awarded Fight of the Night bonus. The Performance of the Night bonuses went to Justin Gaethje and Francis Ngannou. 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 249 Salaries

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 249:

Tony Ferguson: $550,000 – $500,000 flat fee plus $50,000 for “FOTN” bonus
Justin Gaethje: $450,000 – $350,000 salary plus $100,000 for “FOTN” and “POTN” bonus
Henry Cejudo: $350,000
Dominick Cruz: $300,000
Francis Ngannou: $310,000 – $260,000 salary plus $50,000 for “POTN” bonus
Jairzinho Rozenstruik: $80,000
Calvin Kattar: $116,100 – (includes a fine paid by Jeremy Stephens after failed to make weight.)
Jeremy Stephens: $46,900
Greg Hardy: $180,000
Yorgan De Castro: $12,000
Anthony Pettis: $310,000
Donald Cerrone: $200,000
Aleksei Oleinik: $160,000
Fabricio Werdum: $100,000
Carla Esparza: $102,000
Michelle Waterson: $60,000
Vicente Luque: $180,000
Niko Price: $57,000
Bryce Mitchell: $54,000
Charles Rosa: $24,000
Ryan Spann: $50,000
Sam Alvey: $65,000

You can view all the UFC 249 results.

The UFC 249 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 249: Ferguson vs. Gaethje
May 9, 2020
VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
Jacksonville, FL, USA
Main Event
Ferguson vs. Gaethje
Total Fights
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