UFC 264 was a huge success for the promotion. The event broke the record for the 2nd highest live gate sales by earning $16.76 million and was only behind UFC 229. UFC Performance of the Night: Tai Tuivasa, Dustin Plessis, UFC Fight Night: O’Malley vs Moutinho. The event also recorded a huge attendance of 20,062.
The event featured some of the massive fight purses for the individuals involved in the event. Obviously, Conor Mcgregor taking most of the money amongst other players. He got $5,000,000 to show and including $11,000 fight week incentive to make it 5,011,000 as his final paycheck. This amount excludes the 60% shares of 1.8 million pay-per views buys.
After winning the trilogy bout against Conor, the Diamond went back to his house with a bag full of money. His expected earnings are also around his last fight purse at UFC 257. $1,021,000 which includes $1,000,000 to show, $21,000 fight week incentive pay. Apart from this he will be also earning a share of 40% of the total PPV sales.
Fight Purse for all the athletes involved in the main card at UFC 264
Fight of the Night: Sean O’Malley vs. Kris Moutinho
Moutinho and Sean took the “Fight of the Night ” honor at UFC 264. Kris absorbed 177 punches in his head. He ate all of these jabs like it was nothing. Sean O’Malley on the other hand was constantly beating him up. His attitude reminded the fight fans of Nate Diaz. Both the athletes were awarded the increased reward price of $75,000 as their bonuses on top of their base pay for the night.
Apart from taking a lot of fans for the character Kris showed, he also got a cheque of $89,000 ($10,000 to show, $75,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $4,000 fight week incentive pay. His opponent Sean O’Malley received $70,000 as his base pay, another $70,000 as his win bonus, $75,000 as a performance bonus, and an additional $6,000 for a fight week incentive pay which makes it a total of $221,000 total purse for the winner.
Performance of the Night: Tai Tuivasa
Tai Tuivasa got the performance of the night for ending the war only in the 67th sec of the first round itself. One jab is all that he needed to send Greg Hardy to sleep. He earned a six-figure cheque from this win. A total of $149,000 which included $34,000 to show, $34,000 win bonus, $75,000 for Performance of the Night bonus, and $6,000 for fight week incentive pay.
However, his opponent Greg Hardy also got a whopping 6 digit cheque even after the brutal defeat. Greg received a sum of $106,000 which includes $100,000 to show, and $6,000 for fight week incentive pay.
Gilbert Burns vs Stephen Thompson
Burns crushed Stephen’s last probable title run by giving him a unanimous decision defeat at the end of 3rd round at the co-main event of UFC 264. However, both the fighters went home with good earnings from this fight.
Gilbert Burns earned a total of $216,000 including $100,000 (to show) +$100,000( win bonus) + $16,000 (fight week incentive pay).
On the other hand, Stephen Thompson received $140,000 to show, and $16,000 for fight week incentive pay making it a total of $15,6000.
Irene Aldana vs Yana Kunitskaya
Aldana managed to give a KO defeat to Yana in the first round of the bout itself. Irene failed to make the weight before the fight. However, Irene weighed 139 pounds in the weigh-in, exceeding the limit by 3 pounds against Yana. Which costs her $12,600 making her total income $77,400. Her opponent got the fine amount to her benefit and received a cheque of $62,000.
Fight Purse for all the athletes involved in the Preliminary card at UFC 264
Ryan Hall vs LLia Topuria
Ryan tried to entangle Topuria throughout the whole fight and ended up getting knocked out due to lack of offense. LLia earned $44,000 including $20,000 to show, $20,000 as a win bonus, and $4,000 for fight week incentive pay. While Ryan received a cheque of $41,500.
Niko Price vs Michael Pereira
With an additional winning bonus of $22,000 and $6,000 for fight week incentive pay Michael got a cheque of $50,000. Not a bad amount for 3 rounds. Even after defeating Niko got paid more than Michael. He earned $68,000 in total.
Carlos Condit vs Max Griffin
Max won the bout via a unanimous decision t the end of the third round. Carlos Condit received $171,000 including $150,000 to show, and $21,000 fight week incentive pay.
Winner of the bout Max earned $50,000 with an additional $50,000 win bonus, and $11,000 fight week incentive pay to make it a total of $111,000
Trevin Giles vs Dricus Du Plessis: Performance of the Night UFC 264
Dricus Du Plessis won the performance of the night honor after knocking out Trevin in the 2nd round of the fight. This made him earn a 6 digit cheque for the fight. He received a total of $103,000 including a $75,000 bonus for his stellar performance. However, his opponent got paid way lesser than him. Trevin only earned $36,000 from the fight.
Fight Earnings for all the athletes involved in the Early Preliminary card at UFC 264
Jennifer Maia: $66,000 including $30,000 to show, $30,000 as win bonus, $6,000 for fight week incentive pay.
Jessica Eye: $62,000 including $51,000 to show, and $11,000 for fight week incentive pay.
Omari Akhmedov: $76,000 including $65,000 to show up, and $11,000 for fight week incentive pay.
Brad Tavares: $192,000 including $88,000 to show up, $88,000 as win bonus, and $16,000 fight week incentive pay.
Zhalgas Zhumagulov: $24,000 including $10,000 to show up, $10,000 as win bonus, and $4,000 as fight week incentive pay.
Jerome Rivera: He earned the least on UFC 264, and went back home with only $14,500 in his pocket.