With UFC 275 barely out of people’s minds, the UFC returns this weekend to Austin, Texas with another fight night. Even though the card does not have the glamour of a PPV like 275, there are still some very good fights to look out for. Featherweight contenders Calvin Kattar and Josh Emmett will be headlining the event, with the winner potentially in line for a title shot.
Calvin Kattar is coming off an impressive win over Giga Chikadze. Although Chikadze was widely touted to dominate, it was actually the other way around when the fight came around. Kattar seemed fresh despite being out of action for a year after his loss to Max Holloway in 2021.
Josh Emmett is currently on a three fight winning streak. His victories have propelled him to number 7 in the division. Despite being a late starter in MMA he has risen through the ranks quite fast. A victory over a top challenger like Kattar will surely put him the mix for title shot. The 37-year old last fought against Dan Ige in December of last year.
UFC Austin: Purse, Payouts and Salaries
The UFC is notoriously discreet about how much they are paying their fighters. But we can make an estimation of how much fighters are getting paid based off on the amount of money they made in their last fights.
Kattar vs Emmett
Calvin Kattar had a guaranteed purse of $250,000, and also earned a win bonus of $100,000, while he also earned another $10,000 as a sponsorship bonus. His total earning from his fight against Chikadze was $360,000.
Josh Emmett had a base salary or guaranteed pay of $78,000 in his last fight. He also earned another $78,000 as his win bonus, and another $6,000 as sponsorship bonus. In total his earnings mounted to $162,000.
Donald Cerrone vs Joe Lauzon
Donald Cerrone is expected to make $200,000 for showing up, whilst the performace bonus depends on whetehr he picks up a win. Lauzon is expected to make a minimum of $100k from this fight.
Kevin Holland vs Tim Means
Kevin Holland made $70,000 for showing up in his last fight, and $11,000 as incentive bonus. He is expected to make around the same numbers in his next fight.