Rose Namajunas and Zhang Weili will meet once again at UFC 268. Previously, they met at 261 for UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship, which was a win for Namajunas. However, before that Weili won the Strawweight title at UFC Fight Night: Andrade vs. Zhang in August 2019. Later, she defended the title against Joanna Jędrzejczyk at UFC 248 and then lost it to Rose.
Therefore, it is evident that Zhang will be looking for a comeback while Namajunas will be seeking to keep the title to herself. Nevertheless, their meeting at UFC 261 considered as career changing for Namajunas as she kickout Zhang via a head kick.
After their appearance at UFC 261, they have not joined any fights so, Saturday’s fight will be their consecutive meeting. Hence, both of them will surely try to give their best.
Rose Namajunas will start the fight with a 10-4 record while Zhang Weili is comparatively experienced fighter and will start the bout with 21-2 record. Although both fighters are at different levels considering their experience, their payout at UFC 268 will see much difference. Let’s explore how much Rose Namajunas and Zhang Weili make at UFC 268.
Rose Namajunas vs Zhang Weili 2 Purse
Usually, UFC don’t reveal the final purse and payout for a fight, except the base salaries, which is more or less public data. But, for the big fights like UFC 268 salaries usually remain public most of the time, still those are found from the extensive analysis. Hence, we have gathered the info from different authentic news sources to find out the purse between the Namajunas vs Zhang Weili fight.
Let’s take a look at their first meeting to provide an overview of the payout in the upcoming battle at UFC 268. In their last meeting seven months ago for the UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship Zhang Weili reportedly earned $350,000 as a base salary while the Namajunas’s base salary was $150,000. Hence, they are expected to earn the same amount on Saturday. However, this amount doesn’t include the sponsorship payment and fight night bonuses. The final payout will surely increase as the sponsorship and bonuses will be added. Including the sponsorship Weili’s payout might be $380,000 and Namajunas may earn $150,000. However, this is not the final payout as we will add teh bonus (if they earn any) after the event.
Further, these payouts don’t include any deduction for some classified items such as licenses, insurance and taxes. In addition to that, PPV cuts are also not calculated here. Further, the sponsor and other incentive payments will be added later after the event is finished. Hence, the fighters will earn more which we will update upon the disclosure form UFC.
Note: This post was pieced together from various news sources and authors, which is assumed to be reliable. As soon as the final payout is disclosed, we will update the data.