UFC 278 fighters salaries and purse payouts details revealed as the date and venue of the event confirmed. Event will take place on August 20, 2022 while Vivint Arena, Utah set as the host. Main event fight will take place between UFC welterweight champion Kamuru Usman and Leon Edwards. The challenger Leon is in a great touch and is looking forward to grab the title.
Lucie Pudilova is making his comeback to UFC while Paulo Costa vs Luke Rockhold will highlight the co-main event.
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UFC 278 Fighters Salaries & Purse Payouts
Main Event Purses | The main event will feature the UFC welterweight championship between Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards. Usman is the current champion and will pocket a guaranteed purse of $750k and the sponsorship bonus of $42k. Whereas the challenger has not lose any fight from the last 10 games and is looking to carry the winning momentum. He will pocket a guaranteed purse of $400k. While the sponsorship bonus is of worth $32k for the challenger.
Co-Main Event Purses | The Brazilian professional MMA fighter Paulo Costa will take on Luke Rockhold under middleweight category in the co-main event. Paulo will bank the guaranteed purse of $500k while the American will take home $200k.
Win Bonuses | Win bonuses are also available for some fighters and will be paid only in the case of winning.
UFC Bonuses | UFC also offers some bonuses to the fighters who exhibit a wonderful gameplay in the ring. These bonuses are
- Fight Of The Night | $100k
- Performance Of The Night | $50k
Highest Paid Fighters At UFC 278
Kamaru Usman | The Nigerian-American professional mixed martial artist is the highest paid fighter at UFC 278. Although he lost the championship. Still managed to pursed a guaranteed $750k along with the $42k sponsorship bonus. Hence, his total payout reached the total of $792k.
Paulo Costa | Costa pocketed a guaranteed salary of $500k for the fight. While the sponsorship bonus of $5k and win bonus of $100k along with the UFC bonus of $50k booms his total payout of the fight reached $655k.
Leon Edwards | The Jamaican fighter is the new UFC welterweight champion and has put $582k as his total payout for the fight including the sponsorship of $32k and the guaranteed purse of $400k. Moreover, he also received UFC bonus of $50k and win bonus of $100k.
All these are the details about the UFC 278 fighters salaries and purse payouts. If there is any change in the details, we will make them available here. Stay tuned for more information!