UFC on ESPN 43 Payouts – Salaries, Bonuses & Facts

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UFC on ESPN 43 gave fight fans all they could ask for on Saturday night. The event was live from inside the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas, United States. Cory Sandhagen defeated Marlon Vera by Decision (Split) Saturday, and in the co-main event, Holly Holm defeated Yana Santos in round 3 by Decision (Unanimous).

This was 640th 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 43 payouts, fighter bonuses, and event facts, including the attendance, total gate and PPV buys.

UFC on ESPN 43 Attendance, Gate, Viewership

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

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Total Fights

UFC on ESPN 43 Bonuses

UFC on ESPN 43 had 14 bouts scheduled. C.J. Vergara vs. Daniel da Silva was awarded the Fight of the Night bonus. The Performance of the Night bonuses went to Nate Landwehr and Daniel Pineda. 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 43 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 43:

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 43 results.

The UFC on ESPN 43 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.

UFC on ESPN 43: Vera vs. Sandhagen
March 25, 2023
AT&T Center
San Antonio, Texas, United States
Main Event
Vera vs. Sandhagen
Total Fights
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