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UFC 266 Bonuses: Fighter Salaries & Incentive Pay Revealed

Now that UFC 266 is over, the fighters will be relishing their victories or be dwelling on their defeats. Either way, the huge amounts of money that they’ve earned will surely give them good company. 

In one of the most memorable and entertaining UFC Events, we got to see some very good fights. Fans will be feeling very satisfied after witnessing the return of Nick Diaz, one of the best featherweight title fights and another dominant Valentina Shevchenko display.  

As such, the only question in people’s minds will be: How much did they earn? Well, let’s take a look at all the fighter’s earnings, salaries, and incentive payouts from the event. Before we begin, there are some important things to keep in mind. 

Alexander Volkanovski of Australia punches Brian Ortega in their UFC featherweight championship fight during the UFC 266 event on September 25, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Alexander Volkanovski of Australia punches Brian Ortega in their UFC featherweight championship fight during the UFC 266 event on September 25, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Credits: Getty Images)

Firstly, Nevada State Athletic Commission does not release fighter pay, so none of the following payout data for the event is official. However, we can estimate a fighter’s pay info by looking at their previous, officially-released salaries.

Secondly, fight week incentives indicate payments for outfitting requirements, media obligations, and other items under the fighter code of conduct. As such, fighters from UFC 266 event took home a total of $319,000 under UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance.

Last but not least, the following payouts DO NOT include PPV revenue, as this will continue to accumulate for some time. 

UFC 266 Fighter Salaries & Incentive Pay

Valentina Shevchenko of Kyrgyzstan punches Lauren Murphy in their UFC flyweight championship fight during the UFC 266 event on September 25, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Valentina Shevchenko of Kyrgyzstan punches Lauren Murphy in their UFC flyweight championship fight during the UFC 266 event on September 25, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Credits: Getty Images)

Fighter     Base Salary Win Bonus     Performance Bonus Incentive Pay Total
Alexander Volkanovski     $400,000 $0     $50,000 $42,000 $492,000  
Brian Ortega     $250,000 $0       $32,000 $282,000  
Valentina Shevchenko     $350,000 $0       $42,000 $392,000  
Lauren Murphy     $100,000 $0       $32,000 $132,000  
Nick Diaz     $500,000 $0     $50,000 $16,000 $566,000  
Robbie Lawler     $200,000 $100,000       $21,000 $321,000  
Curtis Blaydes     $100,000 $100,000       $11,000 $211,000  
Jairzinho Rozenstruik     $90,000 $0       $6,000 $96,000  
Jessica Andrade     $70,000 $70,000       $16,000 $156,000  
Cynthia Calvillo     $60,000 $0       $6,000 $66,000  
Marlon Moraes     $120,000 $0       $6,000 $126,000  
Merab Dvalishvili     $32,000 $32,000     $50,000 $6,000 $120,000  
Dan Hooker     $110,000 $110,000       $16,000 $236,000  
Nasrat Haqparast     $42,000 $0       $6,000 $48,000  
Shamil Abdurakhimov     $40,000 $0       $6,000 $46,000  
Chris Daukaus     $40,000 $40,000     $50,000 $4,500 $134,500  
Roxanne Modafferi     $52,000         $11,000 $63,000  
Taila Santos     $20,000 $20,000       $4,500 $48,500  
Uros Medic     $12,000 $0       $4,000 $16,000  
Jalin Turner     $22,000 $22,000       $6,000 $50,000  
Cody Brundage     $10,000 $0       $4,000 $14,000  
Nick Maximov     $10,000 $10,000       $4,000 $24,000  
Matthew Semelsberger     $20,000 $20,000       $4,500 $44,500  
Martin Sano Jr.     $10,000 $0       $4.000 $14,000  
Jonathan Pearce     $12,000 $12,000       $4,000 $26,000  
Omar Morales     $22,000 $0       $4,500 $26,500  

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