UFC 251 Salaries With Bonuses Revealed

The main event at UFC 251 was between Kamaru Usman vs Jorge Masvidal who also received the highest UFC 251 salaries purse payout.

UFC 251 event was previously planned to be held at Perth Arena in Perth, Australia, on June 6, 2024, but due to the ongoing COVID – 19 pandemic, the event was postponed to July 12, 2024. It was held at the Flash Forum on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The whole event took place behind closed doors.

The Main Event for UFC 251 was defending UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman Vs. Jorge Masvidal, the “Gamebred.” The winner will take home a purse payout of $500,000.

UFC 251 Salaries Purse Payouts With Bonuses

In UFC both fighters receive guaranteed purse money whether they win or lose, but the winner gets slightly more money and also receives additional performance bonuses and sponsorship bonuses. Here’s the detail information on the UFC 251 salaries purse payouts.

FightersGuaranteed MoneyWinning BonusPromotional BonusPerformance BonusResultsPayout
Main Card Fights
Kamaru Usman$600,000 N/A$40,000 N/A Win $640,000
Jorge Masvidal$500,000 N/A$30,000 N/A Lost $530,000
Alexander Volkanovski$350,000 N/A$40,000N/A Win $390,000
Max Holloway$280,000 N/A$30,000 N/A Lost $310,000
Petr Yan$100,000 $100,000$30,000 N/A Win $230,000
José Aldo$400,000 N/A$30,000 N/A Lost $310,000
Jéssica Andrade$100,000 N/A$15,000 $50,000 Lost $165,000
Rose Namajunas$105,000 $105,000$5,000 $50,000 Win $265,000
Amanda Ribas$24,000 $24,000$4,000 N/A Win $32,000
Paige VanZant$60,000 N/A$5,000 N/A Lost $65,000
Preliminary Fights
Volkan Oezdemir$95,000 N/A$5,000 N/A Lost $100,000
Jiří Procházka$50,000 $50,000$3,500 $50,000 Win $153,500
Muslim Salikhov$20,000 $20,000$5,000 N/A Win $45,000
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos$28,000 N/A$10,000 N/A Lost $38,000
Makwan Amirkhani$14,000 $14,000$5,000 N/A Win $33,000
Danny Henry$14,000 N/A$3,500 N/A Lost $17,500
Leonardo Santos$26,000 $26,000$5,000 N/A Win $57,000
Roman Bogatov$10,000 N/A$3,500 N/A Lost $13,500
Early Preliminary Fights
Marcin Tybura$68,000 $68,000$10,000 N/A Win $141,000
Maxim Grishin$10,000 N/A$3,500 N/A Lost $13,500
Raulian Paiva$12,000 $12,000$4,000 N/A Win $33,000
Zhalgas Zhumagulov$10,000 N/A$3,500 N/A Lost $13,500
Karol Rosa$12,000 $12,000$3,500 N/A Win $27,500
Vanessa Melo$10,000 N/A$3,500 N/A Lost $13,500
Davey Grant$14,000 $14,000$5,000 $50,000 Win $83,000
Martin Day$10,000 N/A$3,500 N/A Lost $13,500

UFC 251 Match Card

  • Kamaru Usman Vs. Jorge Masvidal
    Winner – Kamaru Usman by Decision (unanimous) (50–45, 50–45, 49–46)
    Weight class – Welterweight
  • Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway
    Winner – Alexander Volkanovski by Decision (split) (47–48, 48–47, 48–47)
    Weight class – Featherweight
  • Petr Yan Vs. José Aldo
    Winner – Petr Yan by TKO (punches)
    Weight class – Bantamweight
  • Rose Namajunas Vs. Jéssica Andrade
    Winner – Rose Namajunas by Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28)
    Weight Class – Women’s Strawweight
  • Amanda Ribas Vs. Paige VanZant
    Winner – Amanda Ribas by Submission (armbar)
    Weight Class – Women’s Flyweight

Preliminary Card (ESPN / ESPN+)

  • Jiří Procházka Vs Volkan Oezdemir
    Winner – Jiří Procházka by KO (punch)
    Weight class – Light Heavyweight
  • Muslim Salikhov Vs Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos
    Winner – Muslim Salikhov by Decision (split) (30–27, 28–29, 29–28)
    Weight Class – Welterweight
  • Makwan Amirkhani Vs. Danny Henry
    Winner – by Submission (anaconda choke)
    Weight Class – Featherweight
  • Leonardo Santos Vs. Roman Bogatov
    Winner – Leonardo Bogatov by Decision (unanimous) (29–26, 29–26, 29–26)
    Weight Class – Lightweight