UFC 288 Salaries & Purse Payouts | Aljamain Sterling Is The Highest Paid Fighter With $1 Million Guaranteed Purse

UFC 288 Salaries

UFC 288 fighters salaries and purse payouts revealed as the date and venue announced for the fight. Aljamain Sterling will take on Henry Cejudo in the main event contest on May 6, 2023 to defend his Bantamweight Championship title. The Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey which can accommodate 19,500 fans decided as host venue. Live stream will be available all across the globe through pay-per-view streams and TV broadcasters.

FightersGuaranteed PurseSponsorshipsWin BonusPPV MoneyTotal Payouts
Aljamain Sterling$1 Million$42k$100k$700k
Henry Cejudo$750k$32kN/A$500k
Belal Muhammad$550k$16k$100k$400k
Gilbert Burns$450k$16kN/A$350
Jéssica Andrade$300k$21k$100kN/A
Yan Xiaonan$150k$6kN/AN/A
Movsar Evloev$80k$6kN/AN/A
Bryce Mitchell$60k$6kN/AN/A
Kron Gracie$50k$5kN/AN/A
Charles Jourdain$30k$11kN/AN/A
Drew Dober$45k$16kN/AN/A
Matt Frevola$36k$6kN/AN/A
Kennedy Nzechukwu$80k$6kN/AN/A
Devin Clark$100k$11kN/AN/A
Khaos Williams$30k$6kN/AN/A
Rolando Bedoya$12k$4kN/AN/A
Marina Rodriguez$50k$6kN/AN/A
Virna Jandiroba$30k$6kN/AN/A
Braxton Smith$12k$4kN/AN/A
Parker Porter$35k$6kN/AN/A
Phil Hawes$30k$6kN/AN/A
Ikram Aliskerov$12k$4kN/AN/A
Rafael Estevam$12k$4kN/AN/A
Zhalgas Zhumagulov$25k$6kN/AN/A
Joseph Holmes$12k$4kN/AN/A
Claudio Ribiero$12k$4kN/AN/A
Daniel Santos$12k$4kN/AN/A
Johnny Munoz Jr.$20k$4.5kN/AN/A

UFC 288 Fighters Salaries & Purse Payouts

Main and Co-Main event fighters will receive higher payouts than other fighters. The defending champion Aljamain Sterling will bag guaranteed purse of $1 Million. $100k additional will also be awarded to him in case of winning. The sponsorship bonus of $42k will also be available for the current champion as per Venum deal besides the estimated pay-per-view money share of $700k which could be high in case of increased PPV sales. On the other side, the challenger will take home guaranteed purse share of $750k besides the sponsorship money of $32k and PPV bonus.

Belal Muhammad will earn guaranteed $550k and sponsorship bonus of $16k for fighting the co-main event of UFC 288 against Gilbert Burns who will bank $450k. Both fighters will also receive PPV money share. Jessica Andrade, professional Women’s Strawweight fighter is also set to fight in the main card. She will receive purse money of $300k. While her opponent Yan Xiaonan will get $150k besides the sponsorship bonuses.

Many young fighters including the likes of Rolando Bedoya, Braxton Smith, Rafael Estevam, Joseph Holmes, Claudio Ribiero and Daniel Santos are going to make their debut in Ultimate Fighting Championship through this event as the UFC 288 fight card already confirmed. They all will purse $12k as the guaranteed money and additional $4k in terms of sponsorship bonus.

Other Bonuses & PPV Money For The Fighters

Only the main and co-main event fighters will pocket the pay-per-view money share earned from the sales of official TV channels passes. The exact figure awarded to the fighters is not announced. However, as per estimation, Sterling will receive the highest PPV share of $700k while Henry Cejudo will bag $500k. Co-Main event fighter Belal will take home $400k and Gilbert Burns, $350k.

Beyond all these, there are some other bonuses also available for the fighters including UFC bonuses and Win Bonuses.

Win Bonus: Will be awarded to few fighters as per their contract (and only in the case of winning)

UFC Bonus: UFC also provides two different bonuses to only few selected fighters who perform extraordinarily in the promotion.

  • Fight Of The Night: $50k
  • Performance Of The Night: $50k

All these are the details about the UFC 288 fighters salaries and purse payouts. The complete details will be available after the fight. Stay tuned for more information!

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