Being revealed by UFC, middleweight champion Kamaru Usman is the highest paid fighter at UFC 251, after winning against Jorge Masvidal.
Despite the fact of being defeated by Usman, Masvidal is said to have an outstanding performance. He had to lose 9 kg in 6 days to be eligible to compete. American boxers get paid $ 350,000, while the winner Usman was paid more than $ 500,000.
With the victory over Masvidal, Usman has successfully gained 12 trophies at UFC, and the series of 16 unbeaten MMA matches seems not come to a halt. Therefore, it is not surprising that he is the highest paid boxer after the UFC 251 event.
The two boxers’ compensation can reach millions if additional charges such as televison views payment are included.
Meanwhile, despite losing matches, Max Holloway and Jose Aldo are still the 3rd highest paid at the event, with $ 300,000. Alexander Volkanovski, despite winning the featherweight championship before Holloway, was paid less than $ 50,000. In the match for the amateur class, Petr Yan knocked out Aldo technique after 5 rounds then received only 70,000 USD.
For female boxers, Jessica Andrade was the one who was paid most with $ 105,000, despite the fact that she could not win against Rose Namajunas, who received $ 100,000.
With Paige VanZant, she was paid $ 60,000 in the last match for the contract with UFC. Meanwhile, who defeated VanZant, Amanda Ribas received only $ 36,000.