Glover Teixeira is one of the most revered fighters at the UFC, as the Brazilian has been fighting for the promotion for more than 20 years now.
The 43-year-old has achieved the highest feat at UFC 267 by defeating Jan Blachowicz, which earned him the UFC light heavyweight title at the age of 40, but Teixeira lost the title in the very next bout against Jiri Prochazka.
The Brazilian was supposed to face Denisa again, but the Czech fighter was forced out of the fight due to an injury and later vacated the title, so Teixeira will now face Jamahal Hill for the UFC light heavyweight title at UFC 283.
Hill is having a terrific run in the UFC; he is currently on a three-fight winning streak and is not scared of the Brazilian crowd as he is so focused on winning the championship.
Teixeira is an unstoppable force in the octagon but lost his last fight, whereas Hill is an emerging fighter, so the main event of UFC 283 will be a legitimate source of excitement for combat sports fans. Let us take a look at the financials of these two light heavyweight contenders for the upcoming title bout.
Glover Teixeira vs Jamahal Hill Purse, Payouts, Salaries
Even though the UFC keeps the salaries of its athletes secret, we can still get a good idea of how much each fighter makes by looking at their previous fights, our UFC insider data, and information from many news outlets, authors, and the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Without further ado, let’s deep dive into the fight purse and payouts of Glover Teixeira vs Jamahal Hill.
How much will Glover Teixeira make at UFC 283?
Teixeira’s bout on UFC Fight Night 134 against Corey Anderson earned him a small purse of $100,000 on July 22, 2018. But as the Brazilian rose through the ranks of the light heavyweight division, his fight purse got bigger. Namely, his first title bout against Jon Jones earned him a hefty total of $220,000.
At the title-winning bout against Jan Blachowicz, Teixeira bagged a whopping $482,000. And his first title defense bout against Jiri Prochazka earned him a huge payday of $592,000.
Glover Teixeira will reportedly earn a guaranteed purse of $500,000, along with sponsorship deals and PPV revenue. After calculating all the payments, Teixeira will be grabbing a lofty total of $725,000 for his upcoming title bout.
How much will Jamahal Hill make at UFC 283?
At the beginning of his career, Jamahal Hill made a meager purse of $32,000 for a TKO defeat against Paul Craig at UFC 263. Sweet Dreams saw a rise in pay as he started fighting big names. His fight against Johnny Walker at UFC Fight Night 201 earned him a hefty purse of $136,000.
For the upcoming bout against Teixeira at UFC 283, Hill is set to bag a lofty guaranteed purse of $180,000. With the sponsorship deals and the PPV share, Jamahal Hill will grab a whopping $330,000 for the fight, which will be his highest payday.