UFC 265 Payouts – Salaries, Bonuses & Facts

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UFC 265 gave fight fans all they could ask for on Saturday night. The event was live from inside the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, USA. Ciryl Gane defeated Derrick Lewis by TKO (Punches) Saturday, and in the co-main event, Jose Aldo defeated Pedro Munhoz in round 3 by Decision (Unanimous).

This was 572nd 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 into detail on UFC 265 payouts, fighter bonuses, and event facts, including the attendance, total gate and PPV buys.

UFC 265 Attendance, Gate, Viewership

There were 16,604 fans in attendance. The gate for the event came out to 3460000. The viewership data is still pending. We’ll continue to update this post as soon as the information is available.

Attendance
16,604
Gate
3460000
Buyrate
Not available
Total Fights
13

UFC 265 Bonuses

UFC 265 had 13 bouts scheduled. Rafael Fiziev vs. Bobby Green was awarded the Fight of the Night bonus. The Performance of the Night bonuses went to Ciryl Gane, Vicente Luque, Jessica Penne, and Miles Johns. 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 265 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’s the full list of fighter payouts from UFC 265:

PENDING… We will update this section as soon as the fighter salaries are officially released. In the meantime, you can view all the UFC 265 results.

The UFC 265 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 265: Lewis vs. Gane
Date
August 7, 2021
Venue
Toyota Center
Location
Houston, Texas, USA
Main Event
Lewis vs. Gane
Total Fights
13
Attendance
16,604
Gate
3460000
Buyrate
Not available

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