UFC 254 Payouts – Salaries, Bonuses & Facts

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UFC 254 gave fight fans all they could ask for on Saturday night. The event was live from inside UFC Fight Island in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated Justin Gaethje by Technical Submission (Triangle Choke) Saturday, and in the co-main event, Robert Whittaker defeated Jared Cannonier in round 3 by Decision (Unanimous).

This was 537th 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/ESPN+. In this post, we’ll go in detail on UFC 254 payouts, fighter bonuses and event facts, including the attendance, total gate and PPV buys.

UFC 254 Attendance, Gate, Viewership

There were no audience 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.

Attendance
no audience
Gate
$0
Buyrate
Not available
Total Fights
12

UFC 254 Bonuses

UFC 254 had 12 bouts scheduled. Casey Kenney vs. Nathaniel Wood was awarded Fight of the Night bonus. The Performance of the Night bonuses went to Khabib Nurmagomedov and Magomed Ankalaev. 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 254 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 254:

PENDING… We will update this section as soon as the fighter salaries are officially released. In the meantime, you can view all the UFC 254 results.

The UFC 254 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 254: Nurmagomedov vs. Gaethje
Date
October 24, 2020
Venue
UFC Fight Island
Location
Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Main Event
Nurmagomedov vs. Gaethje
Total Fights
12
Attendance
no audience
Gate
$0
Buyrate
Not available

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