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UFC 268 Bonuses: Fighter Salaries & Incentive Pay Revealed

UFC 268 Bonuses

Now that UFC 268 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 Kamaru Usman, one of the best Strawweight title fights and another lightweight slugfest 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 UFC 268 Bonuses: Fighter Salaries & Incentive Pay, and earnings from the event. Before we begin, there are some important things to keep in mind. 

Kamaru Usman celebrates kicks Colby Covington in their welterweight title bout during the UFC 268 event at Madison Square Garden on November 06, 2021, in New York City. (Credits: Getty Images)

Firstly, New York 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 268 event took home a total of $321,000 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 268 Bonuses: Fighter Salaries & Incentive Pay

Rose Namajunas punches Zhang Weili in their strawweight title bout during the UFC 268 event at Madison Square Garden on November 06, 2021, in New York City. (Credits: Getty Images)

Fighter  Base Salary  Win Bonus  Performance Bonus/ PPV Revenue  Incentive Pay/ Sponsorships  Total 
Kamaru Usman $500,000   $500,000 (est.) $42,000 $1,042,000 (est.)
Colby Covington $500,000   $250,000 (est.) $32,000 $782,000 (est.)
Rose Namajunas  $110,000 $110,000   $42,000 $262,000
Zhang Weili $100,000     $32,000 $132,000
Marlon Vera $75,000 $75,000 $50,000 $16,000 $216,000
Frankie Edgar  $250,000     $21,000 $271,000
Shane Burgos $75,000 $75,000   $6,000 $156,000
Billy Quarantillo $40,000     $6,000 $46,000
Justin Gaethje  $150,000 $150,000 $50,000 $6,000 $356,000
Michael Chandler  $110,000   $50,000 $4,000 $164,000
Alex Pereira  $40,000 $40,000 $50,000 $4,000 $134,000
Andreas Michailidis $12,000     $4,000 $16,000
Bobby Green $42,000 $42,000 $50,000 $21,000 $155,000
Al Iaquinta $73,000     $11,000 $84,000
Chris Curtis $10,000 $10,000   $4,000 $24,000
Phil Hawes  $22,000     $4,500 $26,500
Nassourdine Imavov $20,000 $20,000   $4,500 $44,500
Edmen Shahbazyan $32,000     $6,000 $38,000
Ian Garry $10,000 $10,000   $4,000 $24,000
Jordan Williams  $10,000     $4,000 $14,000
Chris Barnett $10,000 $10,000 $50,000 $4,000 $74,000
Gian Villante  $75,000     $21,000 $96,000
Dustin Jacoby $22,000 $22,000   $6,000 $50,000
John Allan $14,000     $4,000 $18,000
Melsik Baghdasaryan $12,000 $12,000   $4,000 $28,000
Bruno Souza $10,000     $4,000 $14,000
Ode Osbourne  $20,000 $20,000   $4,500 $44,500
CJ Vergara $10,000     $4,000 $14,000

After the end of the event, UFC President Dana White announced all the bonus winners. As such, debutant Alex Pereira, Bobby Green, and Chris Barnett got the Performance of The Night bonuses. Moreover, Justin Gaethje and Michael Chandler also got $50,000 each for their intense 3-round Fight of The Night. 

For more information on UFC fighter pay, Net worth, and Live Streams, keep in touch and keep checking out Sportszion.com  

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