Ultimate Fighting Championship is best famous for producing the most thrilling MMA matches and there are millions of fans across the globe, following this promotion. UFC 286 is the upcoming major pay-per-view event scheduled on March 18, 2023 at O2 Arena in London, England. Alongside with title bout between Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman, many other high profile fights are also the part of undercard. Here are the complete details about the highest paid fighters at UFC 286 as they will pocket massive PPV sales revenue besides the guaranteed base salary.
|#No.||Fighters||Guaranteed Purse||Sponsorship Bonus||Potential Bonuses||Total Payouts (Including PPV Sales Revenue)|
|1||Leon Edwards||$500k||$42k||$500k (est)||$1 Million|
Highest Paid Fighters At UFC 286
1 – Leon Edwards : Guaranteed Money ($500k)
The English professional MMA fighter is set to defend his UFC Welterweight title in front of his home crowd and will get the guaranteed base purse of $500k, besides the sponsorship bonus of $42k. In case of winning the game, he will earn an additional $100k as bonus. Moreover, there is also PPV sales revenue available to him and his total payout may reach $1 million depending upon the proposed sales.
2 – Kamaru Usman : Guaranteed Money : ($500k)
Usman has fought his last match against Leon Edwards at UFC 278, where he lost his Welterweight championship. Now, he is up to the mark to get the title once again in the upcoming contest against the same contender. Usman will take home $500k as a guaranteed base salary and sponsorship bonus of $32k as he is the challenger. While the PPV sales revenue make him pocket the total payout of $800k.
3 – Justin Gaethje : Guaranteed Money : $350k
The American MMA star Justin Gaethje is making his comeback to the octagon after a whole year as he last appeared in UFC 274, where he faced defeat against Charles Oliveira. He will now highlight the co-main event of UFC 286 under the Lightweight category and will bank the guaranteed base salary of $350k. Whereas the sponsorship bonus of $10k will also be awarded to him as per Venum deal. Based on PPV sales, his total payout estimated is $450k.
4 – Rafael Fiziev : Guaranteed Money : $250k
Rafael Fiziev, professional MMA fighter from Azerbaijan has recently started his professional career and won 12 fights from 13 appearances. He is also in great touch and looking to carry the momentum in upcoming scheduled bout in the co-main event of UFC 286. Rafael will manage to earn $250k as base salary for the competition besides the sponsorship bonus of $6k. While the PPV share revenue can increase his total payout up to $300k.
5 – Joanne Wood : Guaranteed Money : ($75k)
Joanne Wood is currently signed with UFC under the women’s Flyweight category. Although, she is not in the best form of her career as she faced 3 consecutive defeats in last three fights. Still Joanne will manage to earn base purse of $75k for her fight against Luana Carolina at UFC 286. Moreover, she will also pocket $15k sponsorship bonus from Venum deal.
All these are the details about the highest paid fighters at UFC 286. If there is any change, we will make them available here. Stay tuned for more information!