Information regarding the purse and payouts at UFC 290 has not been disclosed. Fighter earnings typically include base pay, win bonuses, performance bonuses, and sponsorship deals. Accurate details about the specific amounts earned by fighters will be released after the event concludes, often through reputable sports news sources.
It’s no surprise that Volkanovski, Rodriguez, Moreno, and Pantoja made a lot of money. They not only competed for titles, but they will featured in the main and co-main events of a PPV show during international fight week.
Alexander Volkanovski, the present featherweight champion, has been a destructive machine since stepping foot inside the octagon. He is 12-1 in the world’s largest promotion, with his only loss coming when he went up in weight to become a double champ against Islam Makhachev, making him 12-0 in his featherweight weight class.
Volkanovski faced Yair Rodriguez, who was dangerous everywhere, in one of his toughest fights as the featherweight champion. Ultimately Volkanovski proved to be too good for Rodriguez and win the bout via KO/TKO stoppage in the UFC 290 main event. The ref stopped the bout at 4:19 minute mark of round 3 and completed his 5th title defense. Hence the fans expected him to be compensated handsomely for hid efforts.
Let’s have a look at the fight purses of the fighters competing in UFC 290.
How much did Alexander Volkanovski and Yair Rodriguez earn at UFC 290?
As per reports from The Sports Daily, at UFC 290, the UFC is expected to pay over $3.4 million in salaries, incentives, and bonuses. Alexander Volkanovski and Yair Rodriguez were the two of the biggestattractions on the card. Hence, their fees also reflected their position on the card. Volkanovski is likely to be the highest-paid fighter on the card, while Rodriguez should be a close second.
Alexander Volkanovski is anticipated to be the highest-paid fighter. This weekend, the featherweight champion will earn a guaranteed payment of $1,042,000. Volkanovski’s opponent, the Interim Featherweight Champion Yair Rodriguez is expected to earn good money as well
Yair Rodriguez, the interim featherweight champion, will be among the highest-paid UFC competitors this weekend, with a $542,000 payout. Brandon Moreno ($342,000), Robert Whittaker ($231,000), and Robbie Lawler Santos ($221,000) round out the top five highest-paid competitors at UFC 290 this weekend.
Niko Price, Robbie Lawler’s opponent, will earn a total of $76,000. This comprises a basic salary of $60,000 and a sponsorship portion of $16,000. Dricus Du Plessis will be paid $81,000, Bo Nickal will be paid $64,000, Jack Della Maddalena will be paid $54,000, Jimmy Crute will be paid $66,000, Alonzo Menifield will be paid $72,000, and Tatsuro Taira will be paid $28,500.
Using some of the previously disclosed figures, these numbers are crunched down to foresee the potential payouts for the fighters in UFC 290.