UFC 280: Petr Yan vs Sean O’Malley Purse, Payouts, Salaries: How Much Will the Fighters Make?

Petr Yan, the former ACB Bantamweight champion, is considered one of the finest UFC fighters in the bantamweight division of the UFC. This Russian fighter holds a record of 16 wins out of his 19 professional MMA appearances.

“No Mercy” won the vacant UFC bantamweight title at UFC 251 by defeating Jose Aldo, but lost the title to Aljamain Sterling and even failed to reclaim the championship at UFC 273, which was his final appearance to date. Now Yan is set to take down Sean O’Malley at UFC 280 in the Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi.

Sean O’Malley is the former ICF bantamweight champion who currently competes in the bantamweight division of the UFC. Sugar has appeared in 17 professional MMA bouts, where he won 15 of them. Furthermore, 11 of the victories were achieved by knockout. 

Sean even participated in a professional boxing match and ultimately won the bout. Sean’s last bout was the only no-contest fight the American had ever faced before that Sean defeated Raulian Paiva by a Technical Knockout at UFC 269, which was considered the best performance of that night.

Petr Yan vs Sean O’Malley purse, payouts, salaries

Petr Yan vs Sean O'Malley

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 Petr Yan vs Sean O’Malley.

How much will Petr Yan make at UFC 280?

In the beginning of his UFC career, fighting against Jin Soo Son, Petr Yan had made a small purse of $99,500. But as “No Mercy” rose through the ranks of the bantamweight division, his fight purse got bigger. Namely, his title winning fight with José Aldo earned him a total of $230,000.

Since becoming champion, Petr Yan has bagged a hefty amount of total purse in his first defending bout against Aljamain Sterling though Yan lost that bout still blessed with a whopping total of $540,000. After losing the title his purse started declining, in the next fight he pocketed $482,000 but the paycheck got huge exposure when he participated in the title challenging bout against Sterling where he made a lofty total of $1,152,000 but again lost the bout.

For the upcoming bout Petr Yan will be reportedly making a healthy total of $550,000 where $200,000 is his base salary for the clash.

How much will  Sean O’Malley make at UFC 280?

Sean O’Malley began his UFC career with a meager $12,500 purse in his UFC debut against Alfred Khashakyan at UFC 182. His value went up as he got better in the octagon, and both of his most recent wins—a technical knockout triumph over Kris Moutinho that earned him $261,000 and a dominant TKO victory over Raulian Paiva worth $256,000—brought in huge paydays.

According to sources, Sean will earn significantly more than in his last bout. Sean O’Malley will reportedly receive a purse of $370,000, including base salary, win bonus, performance bonus, and sponsorship.

Saifullah Nayem

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Business undergrad and has been a culer since childhood, currently working as a combat sportswriter at SportsZion. Aside from sports, he is passionate about marketing and business-related activities.


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