UFC on ESPN 26 Payouts – Salaries, Bonuses & Facts

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UFC on ESPN 26 gave fight fans all they could ask for on Saturday night. The event was live from inside the UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Jose Aldo defeated Rob Font by Decision (Unanimous) Saturday, and in the co-main event, Rafael Fiziev defeated Brad Riddell in round 3 by KO (Spinning Wheel Kick).

This was 586th event in Ultimate Fighting Championship history, including pay-per-views, UFC Fight Nights, and TUF finales. The pay-per-view card streamed on ESPN+ following prelims on ESPN/ESPN+. In this post, we’ll go into detail on UFC on ESPN 26 payouts, fighter bonuses, and event facts, including the attendance, total gate and PPV buys.

UFC on ESPN 26 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
13

UFC on ESPN 26 Bonuses

UFC on ESPN 26 had 13 bouts scheduled. Cheyanne Vlismas vs. Mallory Martin was awarded the Fight of the Night bonus. The Performance of the Night bonuses went to Rafael Fiziev, Jamahal Hill, Clay Guida, and Chris Curtis. 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 on ESPN 26 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 on ESPN 26:

PENDING… We will update this section as soon as the fighter salaries are officially released. In the meantime, you can view all the UFC on ESPN 26 results.

The UFC on ESPN 26 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 on ESPN 26: Font vs. Aldo
Date
December 4, 2021
Venue
UFC APEX facility
Location
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Main Event
Font vs. Aldo
Total Fights
13
Attendance
no audience
Gate
0
Buyrate
Not available

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