Petr Yan defeated Jose Aldo after 5 rounds in the previous two UFC 251 match competitions. Meanwhiel, Volkanovski was the winner of the featherweight title against Max Holloway.
Kamaru Usman received over 500,000 USD after UFC 251
According to the UFC, middleweight champion Kamaru Usman is the highest paid fighter at UFC 251, after winning against Jorge Masvidal.
Although defeated by Usman, Masvidal is said to have a convincing performance, having to lose 9 kg in 6 days to be eligible to compete. American boxers get paid $ 350,000, while the winner Usman is paid more than $ 500,000.
With the victory over Masvidal, Usman now has 12 wins at UFC, and extends the series of 16 unbeaten MMA matches. Not surprisingly, he was the most paid boxer after the UFC 251 event.
The two boxers’ compensation can be increased to millions, when additional charges are included, including the amount from paid television views.
Kamaru Usman is the highest-paid boxer at UFC 251
Meanwhile, despite losing, Max Holloway and Jose Aldo are still the 3rd highest paid at the event, with $ 300,000. Alexander Volkanovski, despite winning the featherweight championship before Holloway, was paid less than $ 50,000. In the match for the chicken class, Petr Yan knocked out Aldo technique after 5 rounds but also received only 70,000 USD.
For female boxers, Jessica Andrade was the one who was paid the most with $ 105,000, though she could not win against Rose Namajunas, who received $ 100,000.
With Paige VanZant, she was paid $ 60,000 in the last match of the contract with UFC. Meanwhile, who defeated VanZant, Amanda Ribas received only $ 36,000.
Some boxers lose their compensation after losing weight. Raulian Paiva, who defeated Zhalgas Zhumagulov, was reduced in the amount he received, from $ 12,000 to $ 10,000. Vanessa Melo also got a 30% bonus reduction.