UFC 271: Israel Adesanya vs Robert Whittaker 2 Fight Purse, Payouts, Salaries: How Much Will The Fighters Make?

At UFC 271, a Middleweight Championship rematch is going to take place between Israel Adesanya and Robert Whittaker. Previously they met at UFC 243 in October 2019 and interim champion Adesanya unified the middleweight title.

After grabbing the title in UFC 243, The Last Stylebender defended the title three times against Yoel Romero, Paulo Costa and Marvin Vettori. So, the Israel Adesanya vs Robert Whittaker 2 fight will be Adesanya’s fourth title defense.

On the other hand, Robert Whittaker appeared in three bouts after losing to Adesanya. And he won all three fights. Nevertheless, he will start UFC 271 fight with a 23-5 record and certainly he will be looking to win the title.

Adesanya lost only one fight in his career, which was against Jan Błachowicz at UFC 259. However, it was his Light Heavyweight debut.

So, it is time to see if Whittaker can win this time.

Israel Adesanya vs Robert Whittaker 2 Purse

Adesanya vs Whittaker 2 fight is one of the most anticipated of the first quarter of 2022. As it is a rematch there are enough hype among the fans. So, UFC allotted a huge purse for the fighters and it will be on ESPN+ PPV. So, it is expected that there will be huge sales on PPVs. Apart from this main event there will be 14 more bouts.

Although UFC doesn’t disclose the actual fight purse. However, the base salary of each fighter is more or less public. So, the analyst makes the prediction of the purse based on the salaries and expected PPV sales. So, what is UFC 271 purse and salaries? Let’s see the approximate payouts.

Fighter Opponent Result Base Salary PPV Payout (est) Performance Bonus Sponsorship Total (est)
Israel Adesanya Robert Whittaker   $500,000 $600,000   $42,000 $1.14 million
Robert Whittaker Israel Adesanya   $400,000 $400,000   $16,000 $816,000
Derrick Lewis Tai Tuivasa   $200,000     $21,000 $221,000
Tai Tuivasa Derrick Lewis   $72,000     $6,000 $78,000
Jared Cannonier Derek Brunson   $90,000     $11,000 $101,000
Derek Brunson Jared Cannonier   $100,000     $16,000 $116,000
Kyler Phillips Marcelo Rojo   $30,000     $4,500 $34,500
Marcelo Rojo Kyler Phillips   $12,000     $3,500 $15,500
Bobby Green Nasrat Haqparast             $72,000     $16,000 $88,000
Nasrat Haqparast           Bobby Green   $42,000     $6,000 $48,000
Andrei Arlovski Jared Vanderaa   $325,000     $21,000 $346,000
Jared Vanderaa Andrei Arlovski   $24,000     $4,500 $28,500

However, 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 PPV payout 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 the organizer.

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.


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