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UFC Vegas 45 Bonuses: Fighter Salaries & Incentive Pay Revealed

Derrick Lewis vs Chris Daukaus purse

Now that UFC Vegas 45 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 Derrick Lewis in one of his best, vintage-esque performances 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 45 Bonuses: Fighter Salaries & Incentive Pay, and earnings from the event. Before we begin, there are some important things to keep in mind. 

UFC Vegas 45 Bonuses: Fighter Salaries & Incentive Pay Revealed

Derrick Lewis punches Chris Daukaus in their heavyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on December 18, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (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 45 took home a total of $251,500 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 45 Bonuses: Fighter Salaries & Incentive Pay

Belal Muhammad punches Stephen Thompson in their welterweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on December 18, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Credits: Getty Images)

Fighter  Base Salary  Win Bonus  Performance Bonus  Incentive Pay/ Sponsorships Total
Derrick Lewis $200,000 $200,000   $21,000 $421,000
Chris Daukaus $70,000     $4,500 $74,500
Stephen Thompson $200,000     $16,000 $216,000
Belal Muhammad $80,000 $80,000   $11,000 $171,000
Amanda Lemos $30,000 $30,000 $50,000 $6,000 $116,000
Angela Hill $80,000   $50,000 $16,000 $146,000
Raphael Assuncao $90,000     $21,000 $111,000
Ricky Simon $60,000 $60,000   $6,000 $126,000
Carlos Diego Ferreira $60,000     $11,000 $71,000
Mateusz Gamrot $30,000 $30,000   $4,500 $64,500
Cub Swanson $120,000 $120,000 $50,000 $21,000 $311,000
Darren Elkins $90,000     $21,000 $111,000
Dustin Stoltzfus $16,000     $4,500 $20,500
Gerald Meerschaert $48,000 $48,000   $11,000 $107,000
Raoni Barcelos $48,000     $6,000 $54,000
Victor Henry $16,000     $4,000 $20,000
Justin Tafa $19,200     $4,500 $23,700
Harry Hunsucker $28,800     $4,000 $32,800
Sijara Eubanks $48,000     $6,000 $54,000
Melissa Gatto $36,000 $36,000 $50,000 $4,000 $126,000
Charles Jourdain $30,000 $30,000   $6,000 $66,000
Andre Ewell $36,000     $6,000 $42,000
Raquel Pennington $69,600     $11,000 $80,600
Macy Chiasson $38,400     $6,000 $44,400
Don’Tale Mayes $24,000 $24,000   $4,500 $52,500
Josh Parisian $30,000     $6,000 $36,000
Jordan Leavitt $30,000 $30,000   $4,500 $64,500
Matt Sayles $30,000     $4,500 $34,500

After the end of the event, the UFC announced all the bonus winners. As such, Cub Swanson and Melissa Gatto got the Performance of The Night bonuses. Moreover, Amanda Lemos and Angela took home $50,000 each as they won Fight of the Night for their 3-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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