UFC 266 Payouts – Salaries, Bonuses & Facts

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UFC 266 gave fight fans all they could ask for on Saturday night. The event was live from inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Alexander Volkanovski defeated Brian Ortega by Decision (Unanimous) Saturday, and in the co-main event, Valentina Shevchenko defeated Lauren Murphy in round 4 by TKO (Elbows and Punches).

This was 577th 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/ESPN+. In this post, we’ll go into detail on UFC 266 payouts, fighter bonuses, and event facts, including the attendance, total gate and PPV buys.

UFC 266 Attendance, Gate, Viewership

There were 19,029 fans in attendance. The gate for the event came out to 5609906. The viewership data is still pending. We’ll continue to update this post as soon as the information is available.

Attendance
19,029
Gate
5609906
Buyrate
Not available
Total Fights
13

UFC 266 Bonuses

UFC 266 had 13 bouts scheduled. Alexander Volkanovski vs. Brian Ortega was awarded the Fight of the Night bonus. The Performance of the Night bonuses went to Merab Dvalishvili and Chris Daukaus. 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 266 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 266:

PENDING… We will update this section as soon as the fighter salaries are officially released. In the meantime, you can view all the UFC 266 results.

The UFC 266 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 266: Volkanovski vs. Ortega
Date
September 25, 2021
Venue
T-Mobile Arena
Location
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Main Event
Volkanovski vs. Ortega
Total Fights
13
Attendance
19,029
Gate
5609906
Buyrate
Not available

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