UFC 269 Bonuses: Fighter Salaries & Incentive Pay Revealed

Now that UFC 269 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 Charles Oliveira, and one of the biggest upsets in title fights, and all-around another memorable display from some great fighters.  

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 269 Bonuses: Fighter Salaries & Incentive Pay, and earnings from the event. Before we begin, there are some important things to keep in mind. 

Dustin Poirier (R) exchanges strikes with Charles Oliveira of Brazil in their lightweight title fight during the UFC 269 event at T-Mobile Arena on December 11, 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 268 event took home a total of $304,600 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 269 Bonuses: Fighter Salaries & Incentive Pay

Amanda Nunes (L) of Brazil punches Julianna Pena in their women’s bantamweight title fight during the UFC 269 event at T-Mobile Arena on December 11, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Credits: Getty Images)
Fighter  Base Salary  Win Bonus  Performance Bonus/PPV Revenue  Incentive Pay/ Sponsorships Total 
Charles Oliveira  $400,000   $50,000 $42,000 $492,000
Dustin Poirier  $350,000     $32,000 $382,000
Amanda Nunes  $400,000     $42,000 $442,000
Julianna Peña $125,000 $125,000 $50,000 $32,000 $332,000
Geoff Neal $40,000 $40,000   $6,000 $86,000
Santiago Ponzinibbio  $52,000     $11,000 $63,000
Cody Garbrandt  $135,000     $11,000 $146,000
Kai Kara France $42,000 $42,000 $50,000 $6,000 $140,000
Sean O’Malley  $75,000 $75,000 $50,000 $6,000 $206,000
Raulian Paiva  $22,000     $6,000 $28,000
Josh Emmett $78,000 $78,000   $6,000 $162,000
Dan Ige  $60,000     $11,000 $71,000
Pedro Munhoz  $60,000   $50,000 $16,000 $126,000
Dominick Cruz  $100,000  $100,000  $50,000 $16,000 $266,000
Augusto Sakai  $55,000     $6,000 $61,000
Tai Tuivasa  $75,000 $75,000 $50,000 $6,000 $206,000
Jordan Wright  $20,000     $4,500 $24,500
Bruno Silva  $20,000 $20,000 $50,000 $4,000 $94,000
Andre Muniz  $22,000 $22,000   $4,500 $48,500
Eryk Anders  $80,000     $11,000 $91,000
Miranda Maverick $20,000     $4,500 $24,500
Erin Blanchfield  $12,000 $12,000   $4,000 $28,000
Ryan Hall  $37,000 $37,000   $6,000 $80,000
Darrick Minner  $20,000     $4,500 $24,500
Randy Costa  $20,000     $4,500 $24,500
Tony Kelley  $12,000  $12,000    $4,000 $28,000
Gillian Robertson  $40,000 $40,000   $17,600 $97,600
Priscila Cachoeira $22,000     $6,000 $21,000 (after fine)

After the end of the event, UFC President Dana White announced all the bonus winners. As such, champion Charles Oliveira, Julianna Peña, Kai Kara France, Sean O’Malley, and Bruno Silva got the Performance of The Night bonuses. Moreover, Pedro Munhoz and Dominick Cruz also got $50,000 each for their intense 3-round Fight of The Night. 

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Sami Haider

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Sami Haider is a UFC/boxing journalist who connects combat sports to pop culture. His deep passion for the UFC started in 2018, triggered by the UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor fight. He is a passionate writer who has a profound love for the sport and the skills that are used in it. Through his work, Sami aspires to connect combat sportsmen and their enthusiastic fans.


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