UFC Vegas 44 Bonuses: Fighter Salaries & Incentive Pay Revealed

Now that UFC Vegas 44 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 Jose Aldo in one of the best performances since coming down to bantamweight 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 44 Bonuses: Fighter Salaries & Incentive Pay, and earnings from the event. Before we begin, there are some important things to keep in mind. 

Rob Font and Jose Aldo of Brazil trade punches in their bantamweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on December 04, 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 44 took home a total of $216,500 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 44 Bonuses: Fighter Salaries & Incentive Pay

Rafael Fiziev of Kyrgyzstan kicks Brad Riddell of New Zealand in their lightweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on December 04, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Credits: Getty Images)
Fighter Result  Base Salary Win Bonus Performance Bonus Incentive Pay Total
Rob Font L $100,000 $0   $11,000 $111,000
Jose Aldo W $400,000 $0   $21,000 $421,000
Brad Riddell L $60,000 $0   $4,500 $64,500
Rafael Fiziev W $60,000 $60,000 $50,000 $6,000 $176,000
Jimmy Crute L $60,000 $0   $6,000 $66,000
Jamahal Hill W $36,000 $36,000 $50,000 $6,000 $128,000
Clay Guida W $100,000 $100,000 $50,000 $21,000 $271,000
Leonardo Santos L $60,000 $0   $6,000 $66,000
Brendan Allen L $60,000 $0   $6,000 $66,000
Chris Curtis W $30,000 $30,000 $50,000 $4,000 $114,000
Alex Morono W $80,000 $80,000   $11,000 $171,000
Mickey Gall L $60,000 $0   $6,000 $66,000
Maki Pitolo L $30,000 $0   $6,000 $36,000
Dusko Todorovic W $24,000 $24,000   $4,500 $52,500
Manel Kape W $90,000 $90,000   $4,500 $184,500
Zhalgas Zhumagulov L $24,000 $0   $4,500 $28,500
Bryan Barberena W $60,000 $60,000   $11,000 $131,000
Darian Weeks L $16,000 $0   $4,000 $20,000

After the end of the event, the UFC  announced all the bonus winners. As such, Clay Guida, Chris Curtis, Jamahal Hill, and Rafel Fiziev got the Performance of The Night bonuses. Moreover, Cheyanne Vlismas and Mallory Martin took home $50,000 each as they won Fight of the Night for their 5-round war. 

Additionally, Jake Matthews and Jeremiah Wells had their bouts cancelled due to COVID-19 complications. As such, they did not receive their base salary, however, they did get $16,000 and $4,000 under UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance.

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

Sami Haider

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Sami Haider is a UFC/boxing journalist who connects combat sports to pop culture. His deep passion for the UFC started in 2018, triggered by the UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor fight. He is a passionate writer who has a profound love for the sport and the skills that are used in it. Through his work, Sami aspires to connect combat sportsmen and their enthusiastic fans.


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