UFC Vegas 53 Bonuses: Fighter Salaries & Incentive Pay Revealed

Now that UFC Vegas 53 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 Marlon Vera in one of her best performances to date and plenty of great fights.

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 53 Bonuses: Fighter Salaries & Incentive Pay, and earnings from the event. Before we begin, there are some important things to keep in mind. 

Marlon Vera of Ecuador punches Rob Font in a bantamweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on April 30, 2022 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 53 took home a total of $195,000 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 53 Bonuses: Fighter Salaries & Incentive Pay

Andrei Arlovski of Belarus punches Jake Collier in a heavyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on April 30, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Credits: Getty Images)
Fighter Base Salary  Win Bonus  Performance Bonus  Incentive Pay/ Sponsorships Total
Andrei Arlovski $162,000 $162,000   $21,000 $345,000
Rob Font $90,000   $50,000 $11,000 $151,000
Marlon Vera $75,000 $75,000 $50,000 $16,000 $216,000
Darren Elkins $62,000 $62,000   $21,000 $145,000
Andre Fili $55,000     $21,000 $76,000
Krzysztof Jotko $54,000 $54,000   $11,000 $119,000
Gerald Meerschaert $43,000     $11,000 $54,000
Chase Sherman $15,000     $11,000 $26,000
Jake Collier $19,000     $6,000 $25,000
Jared Gordon $18,000     $6,000 $24,000
Alexander Romanov $20,000 $20,000   $4,000 $44,000
Gina Mazany $16,000     $6,000 $22,000
Grant Dawson $14,000 $14,000   $6,000 $34,000
Joanderson Brito $12,000 $12,000 $50,000 $4,000 $78,000
Tristan Connelly $12,000     $4,000 $16,000
Daniel Lacerda $12,000     $4,000 $16,000
Francisco Figueiredo $12,000 $12,000 $50,000 $4,000 $78,000
Gabriel Green $12,000 $12,000   $4,000 $26,000
Yohan Lainesse $12,000     $4,000 $16,000
Natan Levy $12,000 $12,000   $4,000 $28,000
Mike Breeden $12,000     $4,000 $16,000
Shanna Young $12,000 $12,000   $4,000 $28,000
Tatsuro Taira $12,000     $4,000 $16,000
Carlos Candelario $12,000     $4,000 $16,000

After the end of the event, the UFC announced all the bonus winners. As such, Francisco Figueiredo and Joanderson Brito got the Performance of The Night bonuses. Moreover, Rob Font and Marlon Vera took home $50,000 each as they won Fight of the Night for their 3-round war. 

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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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