UFC Vegas 45: Derrick Lewis vs Chris Daukaus Fight Night Purse, Payout, Salaries

The UFC Vegas 45 fight between Derrick Lewis vs Chris Daukaus is set to take place in Las Vegas, Nevada at the UFC Apex Center on December 17. The main card will air on ESPN+ while the prelims and early fights will be shown live on ESPN.

This weekend UFC will host the last event of the year. Although it is not a PPV event, the fight card is loaded with some exciting bouts with Lewis vs Daukaus fight as headline.

After an unexpected loss to Ciryl Gane at UFC 265, Derrick Lewis is not a UFC heavyweight contender anymore. However, he is still one of the most top fighters in the heavyweight division. Nevertheless, if he can beat Daukaus, he might have a good chance to get a title shot.

On the other hand, the former CFFC heavyweight champion Daukaus debuted his UFC career in August 2021 and he is currently at no 7 in heavyweight ranking. He will join the fight with a 12-3 record and has 5 MMA winning streak.

UFC Vegas 45 Purse, Payout and Salaries

Fighter Base Salary Sponsorship Total Payout
Derrick Lewis $500,000 $20,000 $520,000
Chris Daukaus $150,000 $11,000 $161,000
Stephen Thompson $200,000 $15,000 $215,000
Belal Muhammad $60,000 $10,000 $70,000
Amanda Lemos $20,000 $4,500 $24,500
Angela Hill $60,000 $15,000 $75,000
Raphael Assuncao $79,000 $10,000 $89,000
Ricky Simon $40,000 $5,000 $45,000
Carlos Diego Ferreira $85,000 $11,000 $96,000
Mateusz Gamrot $24,000 $4,000 $28,000
Cub Swanson $75,000 $10,000 $85,000
Darren Elkins $70,000 $21,000 $91,000

The payout we have mentioned is not the final payout as other incentives will be added later.

However, these payouts don’t include any deduction for some classified items such as licenses, insurance and taxes. In addition to that, PPV cuts are also not calculated here. Further, the sponsor and other incentive payments will be added later after the event is finished. Hence, the fighters will earn more which we will update upon the disclosure form the organizer.

Note: This post was pieced together from various news sources and authors, which is assumed to be reliable. As soon as the final payout is disclosed, we will update the data.


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