The UFC middleweight division is about to be shaken up at UFC 276. With the main card between champion Adesanya and Jared Cannonier being the decider for the middleweight championship, the undercard features a title eliminator bout between Sean Strickland and Alex Pereira.
Strickland has been a UFC mainstay for a long time. He has won the last six of his fights. He is currently undefeated in the middleweight division. If Strickland does manage to pull off and win against Alex Pereira, he will undoubtedly get that title shot.
The Paris MMA trajectory is very different from Strickland’s. Unlike Sean, who has been a mixed martial artist all his life, Pereira migrated from kickboxing and joined the UFC recently.
Despite being only 2 fights in with the organization, Alex has gained a lot of momentum due to his infamous knockout of current middleweight champion Israel Adesanya during their kickboxing days. Pereira holds a win over Adesanya, and these prior wins could be the deciding factor in him getting a title shot.
But before getting a shot at Izzy, Pereira will have to go through the formidable Sean Strickland. Let us take a look at the fight versus these two middleweight contenders.
Sean Strickland vs. Alex Pereira purse, payouts, salaries
Although the UFC maintains tight privacy on athlete salaries, we can still estimate each fighter’s earnings based on their prior matches, our UFC insider data, numerous news outlets, authors, and Nevada State Athletic Commission data. Without further ado, let’s deep dive into the fight purse, payouts of Sean Strickland vs Alex Pereira.
How much will Sean Strickland make at UFC 276?
Sean Strickland’s UFC debut against Robert McDaniel earned him a small purse of $16,000. “The Tarzan” then rose through the ranks of the middleweight division, and his fight purse started to get bigger. Namely, his fight with Allen at UFC 251 earned him a total of $144,000.
After a few fights, his total earnings went on to reach almost a hundred thousand for each fight now. His last two title defense bouts saw him through to a huge payday—a split decision win over Jack Hermansson that earned $141,000 on February 5, 2022 and a unanimous decision victory over Uriah Hall worth $131,000 on July 31, 2021.
Sean has steadily been earning upwards of 100K for his last few fights. This time Sean Strickland will reportedly receive a purse of $144,000 from this middleweight bout with Alex Pereira.
How much will Alex Pereira make at UFC 276?
As mentioned previously, Alex Pereira has had only two fights in the UFC. His last fight against Bruno Silva was a major success, where he bagged a unanimous decision win, taking his total purse up to $134,000. This time around, Alex Pereira could be earning somewhere close to $138,000 against Strickland.
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.
Furthermore, 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 from the organizer.