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UFC Vegas 42 Bonuses: Fighter Salaries & Incentive Pay Revealed

UFC Vegas 42 Bonuses

Now that UFC Vegas 42 is over, the fighters will be relishing their victories or be dwelling on their defeats. Either way, the huge amounts of money that they’ve earned will surely give them good company. 

In one of the most memorable and entertaining UFC Events, we got to see some very good fights. Fans will be feeling very satisfied after witnessing the return of Max Holloway in one of the best featherweight fights of the year and plenty of other finishes. 

As such, the only question in people’s minds will be: How much did they earn? Well, let’s take a look at all the UFC Vegas 42 Bonuses: Fighter Salaries & Incentive Pay, and earnings from the event. Before we begin, there are some important things to keep in mind. 

Max Holloway punches Yair Rodriguez of Mexico in a featherweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on November 13, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Credits: Getty Images)

Firstly, Nevada State Athletic Commission does not release fighter pay, so none of the following payout data for the event is official. However, we can estimate a fighter’s pay info by looking at their previous, officially-released salaries.

Secondly, fight week incentives indicate payments for outfitting requirements, media obligations, and other items under the fighter code of conduct. As such, fighters from UFC Vegas 42 took home a total of $151,500 under UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance.

Last but not least, the following payouts DO NOT include PPV revenue, as this was an ESPN+ event. 

UFC Vegas 42 Bonuses: Fighter Salaries & Incentive Pay

Yair Rodriguez of Mexico punches Max Holloway in a featherweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on November 13, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Credits: Getty Images)

Fighter Base Salary Win Bonus Performance Bonus/ Incentive Pay Sponsorships Total 
Max Holloway $250,000 $250,000 $50,000 $21,000 $571,000
Yair Rodriguez $100,000 $0 $50,000 $11,000 $161,000
Ben Rothwell $150,000 $0 $16,000 $166,000
Marcos Rogerio de Lima $72,000 $72,000 $11,000 $155,000
Felicia Spencer $60,000 $60,000 $6,000 $126,000
Leah Letson $18,000 $0 $4,000 $22,000
Miguel Baeza $36,000 $0 $4,500 $40,500
Khaos Williams $50,000 $50k $50,000 $4,500 $154,500
Song Yadong $42,000 $42,000 $6,000 $90,000
Julio Arce $60,000 $0 $6,000 $66,000
Thiago Moises $63,600 $0 $6,000 $69,600
Joel Alvarez $22,400 $22,400 $4,500 $49,300
Cynthia Calvillo $72,000 $0 $11,000 $83,000
Andrea Lee $36,000 $36,000 $50,000 $6,000 $128,000
Sean Woodson $24,000 $24,000 $4,500 $52,500
Collin Anglin $20,000 $0 $4,000 $24,000
Cortney Casey $68,400 $60,000 $11,000 $139,400
Liana Jojua $19,600 $0 $4,500 $24,100
Rafael Alves $20,000 $20,000 $4,000 $44,000
Marc Diakiese $60,000 $0 $6,000 $66,000
Da Un Jung $50,000 $50k $4,500 $104,500
Kennedy Nzechukwu $50,000 $0 $6,000 $56,000

After the end of the event, UFC President Dana White announced all the bonus winners. As such, Khaos Williams and Andrea Lea got the Performance of The Night bonuses. Moreover, Max Holloway and Yair Rodriguez took home $50,000 each as they won Fight of the Night for their 5-round war. 

For more information on UFC fighter pay, Net worth, and Live Streams, keep in touch and keep checking out Sportszion.com. 

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