UFC 286 Purse

UFC 286 pay-per-view returns to O2 Arena in London with an electrifying main event on Saturday. The main event will feature the trilogy battle between Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title. In the co-main event, two exciting lightweights in Justin Gaethje and Rafael Fiziev will hit the Octagon and try to steal the show. All the fighters on the card will be up for lucrative salaries and payouts. This article will focus on the UFC 286 purse, fighter salaries, and payouts.

UFC 286 Guaranteed Purse

UFC doesn’t usually publish the fighters’ salaries unless required by State officials. However, looking into the previously published or leaked purses, we can make an appropriate estimation about the fighters’ guaranteed purses.

The hometown hero and the Welterweight champion, Leon Edwards will receive the highest guaranteed salary for his first-ever title defense. He will pocket a $542,000 guaranteed salary.

On the other hand, the former reigning champ who successfully defended the welterweight belt five times before losing to Edwards, Kamaru Usman will pocket a $532,000 guaranteed salary.

Here we crunch every fighter’s guaranteed salary on the main card of UFC 286.

The figures are based on careful estimation, as UFC doesn’t usually publish fighters’ purses and salaries.

FighterBase PurseIncentive Pay  Guaranteed Salary 
Leon Edwards $500,000$42,000$542,000
Kamaru Usman$500,000$32,000$532,000
Justin Gaethje $350,000$6,000$356,000
Rafael Fiziev $250,000$6,000$256,000
Gunnar Nelson$75,000$11,000$86,000
Bryan Barberena $140,000$16,000$156,000
Jennifer Maia$75,000$6,000$81,000
Casey O’Neill$26,000$4,500$30,500
Marvin Vettori$80,000$11,000$91,000
Roman Dolidze $50,000$6,000$56,000

How Much will Leon Edwards Earn at UFC 286?

The new welterweight king Leon Edwards is all set to get his highest payday at UFC 286. He will pocket an estimated $542,000 guaranteed money ($500,000 to show and $42,000 fight week incentive).

If we count the pay-per-view money and potential bonuses, “Rocky” Edwards’ total payouts should reach north of $2 million.

The Edwards vs. Usman 3 is a major UFC pay-per-view event. At UFC 278 last August, the 5th round dramatic head kick by Edwards turned the game on its head and instantly knocked out Kamaru Usman. The British welterweight clinched the belt by putting an end to Usman’s long-standing reign. Now, “The Nigerian Nightmare” will enter the enemy territory inside London’s O2 Arena to spoil the homeboy’s party.

Hence, all the ingredients are there for a successful pay-per-view event.

How Much Will Kamaru Usman Earn at UFC 286?

The Nigerian-American welterweight star Kamaru Usman defended his welterweight belt 5 times before losing it to Leon Edwards last August. Usman will receive an estimated $532,000 guaranteed money ($500,000 to show and $32,000 fight week incentive) for his fight against Edwards at UFC 286.

If we count the pay-per-view money and potential bonuses, The Nigerian Nightmare’s total payouts should reach around $1.5 million.

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Golam Muktadir is a passionate sports fan and a dedicated movie buff. He has been writing about both topics for over a decade and has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with his readers. Muktadir has a degree in journalism and has written for several well-known publications, including Surprise Sports.


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