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UFC 300 fighter pay 'leaked' ahead of the event after Dana White announces major change

UFC 300 fighter pay 'leaked' ahead of the event after Dana White announces major change

UFC 300 could prove to be the most expensive fight night in history

UFC 300 could prove to be one of the highest-paid events in the promotion’s history thanks to a talent-stacked card.

UFC president Dana White promised a historic event for the promotion’s flagship event and delivered one of the most stacked bills fans have ever seen.

White declared the fight card will be must-watch fights from the first fight of the night to the main event and made good on his promise with former UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt facing ex-flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo in the opening bout.

Fighters have also been given extra incentive to put on a show for the fans after White confirmed post-fight bonuses would be increased from $50k to $300k for the special card.

Even before the huge increase to the bonuses, UFC 300 is expected to be one of the most expensive cards in history due to the amount of star power on the bill.

The card features 12 current or former title holders in the UFC as well as 11 fighters who have been on the top line of a UFC pay-per-view event.

Two-time U.S. Olympic judo gold medalist Kayla Harrison will also make her debut in the promotion against UFC veteran Holly Holm.

The fighter salaries for UFC 300 have been estimated by MMA Salaries who have taken into account the estimated PPV buys for the event and potential PPV points earned by fighters. The base pay for the fighters is based on an estimates from previous contracts, trends, and drawing power.

Alex Pereira is set for a huge payday (Getty)
Alex Pereira is set for a huge payday (Getty)

UFC light heavyweight champion Alex Pereira is set to earn the biggest payday, potentially banking $2.8m due to his high base pay and PPV points from being a champion.

BMF champion Justin Gaethje ranks in second with an estimated payday $2.3m if he earns PPV points for defending his championship against Max Holloway.

Both Holloway and Zhang Weili are expected to earn north of $2m which takes the total estimated payout for UFC to $14.2m before any of the huge post-fight bonuses are taken into account.

Here is the full list of estimated final pay for the UFC 300 fighters according to MMA Salaries:

  • Alex Pereira - $2.85m
  • Justin Gaethje - $2.369m
  • Zhang Weili - $2.2m
  • Max Holloway - $2.1m
  • Charles Oliveira - $779k
  • Jamahal Hill - $540k
  • Kayla Harrison - $312k
  • Yan Xiaonan - $290k
  • Holly Holm - $274k
  • Aljamain Sterling - $274k
  • Deiveson Figueiredo - $224k
  • Jiri Prochazka - $212k
  • Jim Miller - $179k
  • Jessica Andrade - $179k
  • Cody Garbrandt - $169k
  • Calvin Kattar - $169k
  • Arman Tsarukyan - $164k
  • Bo Nickal - $162k
  • Bobby Green - $124k
  • Marina Rodriguez - $119k
  • Jalin Turner - $119k
  • Renato Moicano - $90k
  • Sodiq Yusuff - $60k
  • Aleksandar Rakic - $60k
  • Cody Brundage - $50k
  • Diego Lopes - $50k
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