Having defeated every female who has ever held the UFC featherweight or bantamweight title, Nunes entered the first battle on a 12-fight winning streak. Her winning streak had earned her the title of the best fighter in women’s MMA history.
At UFC 269, Pena and Nunes fought for the bantamweight championship. In what was regarded as one of the biggest upsets in UFC history, Nunes was defeated by Pena after successfully defending it six times. Pena took Nunes to the ground and made her submit by using her might to her advantage. On The Ultimate Fighter, where they are now coaching opposite one another, Nunes will try to exact revenge for her first defeat since 2014.
Pena was anticipated to be another obstacle in Nunes’ amazing march. When Pena outclassed Nunes and then won with a rear-naked choke in the second round, she showed that she was much more than just an adversary.
Julianna Peña vs Amanda Nunes 2 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 Julianna Peña and Amanda Nunes.
How much will Julianna Peña make at UFC 277?
Julianna Pena received $16,000 as prize money for her 2013 The Ultimate Fighter victory. Pena earned $80,000 for beating Milana Dudieva in her subsequent fight. In 2021, Pena faced Sara McMann before taking on Nunes. The greatest income of her career at the time was $95,000, which she received. Pena earned $332,000 from her bout with Nunes at UFC 269.
However, from UFC 277, Julianna Pena will reportedly earn a guaranteed purse of $400,000.
How much will Amanda Nunes make at UFC 277?
In 2016, Nunes earned $180,000 after defeating Miesha Tate to win the UFC bantamweight championship. A few months later, Nunes earned $290,000 against Ronda Rousey. Nunes earned $440,000 after defeating Cris Cyborg to win the UFC featherweight championship in 2018. Nunes earned $442,000 from her bout with Pena at UFC 269.
According to sources, Amanda Nunes will earn significantly more than in her last bout as the title is on the line. Nunes will reportedly receive a purse of $450,000, including base salary, win bonus, performance bonus, and sponsorship.
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.