UFC 268 Payouts – Salaries, Bonuses & Facts

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UFC 268 gave fight fans all they could ask for on Saturday night. The event was live from inside the Madison Square Garden in New York, New York, United States. Kamaru Usman defeated Colby Covington by Decision (Unanimous) Saturday, and in the co-main event, Rose Namajunas defeated Weili Zhang in round 5 by Decision (Split).

This was 583rd 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 268 payouts, fighter bonuses, and event facts, including the attendance, total gate and PPV buys.

UFC 268 Attendance, Gate, Viewership

There were 20,715 fans in attendance. The gate for the event came out to 9800000. The viewership data is still pending. We’ll continue to update this post as soon as the information is available.

Attendance
20,715
Gate
9800000
Buyrate
Not available
Total Fights
14

UFC 268 Bonuses

UFC 268 had 14 bouts scheduled. Justin Gaethje vs. Michael Chandler was awarded the Fight of the Night bonus. The Performance of the Night bonuses went to Marlon Vera, Alex Pereira, Bobby Green, and Chris Barnett. 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 268 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 268:

PENDING… We will update this section as soon as the fighter salaries are officially released. In the meantime, you can view all the UFC 268 results.

The UFC 268 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 268: Usman vs. Convington 2
Date
November 6, 2021
Venue
Madison Square Garden
Location
New York, New York, United States
Main Event
Usman vs. Convington 2
Total Fights
14
Attendance
20,715
Gate
9800000
Buyrate
Not available

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