According to the UFC, the semi-mid-tier champion Kamaru Usman is the highest-paid fighter at UFC 251, after successfully defeating Jorge Masvidal.
Despite being defeated by Usman, Masvidal is said to have performed quite well, having to lose 9 kg within 6 days to qualify. The American boxer received a remuneration of $ 350,000, while the winner Usman was paid more than $ 500,000.
With the victory over Masvidal, Usman currently has 12 all-win games at the UFC and expends his 16-match unbeaten MMA series. Not surprisingly, he was the most paid fighter after UFC 251.
The salary of two boxers can increase to millions, when extra fees are charged, including the number of social advertising views.
Meanwhile, despite the loss, Max Holloway and Jose Aldo were still paid the 3rd highest at the event, with $ 300,000 USD. Alexander Volkanovski, despite winning the featherweight championship against Holloway, is paid less than $ 50,000. In the chicken belt match, Petr Yan knocked out the Aldo technique after 5 innings but only received $ 70,000.
For the female boxers, Jessica Andrade was the one who was paid the most attractive salary with 105,000 USD, despite the fact that she could not win against Rose Namajunas, who received 100,000 USD.
With Paige VanZant, she was paid $ 60,000 in the final match of her contract with the UFC. Meanwhile, VanZant’s beater Amanda Ribas received only $ 36,000.
Some boxers have reduced their compensation after losing weight. Raulian Paiva, who defeated Zhalgas Zhumagulov, had his rewarded money reduced from $ 12,000 to $ 10,000. Vanessa Melo also receives a 30% discount on her bonus.