The UFC Fight Night returns on Saturday as Mackenzie Dern and Yan Xiaonan lock horns in a strawweight main event in Las Vegas. It will be an eye-catching battle between the fighters who are among the Top 10 in the world. The winner will get one step closer to the world title. Moreover, the UFC Fight Night will offer lucrative payday to the fighters. Here we look into the UFC Dern vs Yan purse and salaries.
Mackenzie Dern (12-2-0) landed on the wrong side of the result in her first main event last October. She lost against Marina Rodriguez via unanimous decision.
However, the 29-year-old Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace returned to the win column with a split decision victory over Tecia Torres at UFC 273 in April. She has won five of her last six fights.
Yan Xiaonan (13-3-0) won her first six fights straight to begin her UFC career and climbed to an overall 13-match winning streak.
However, the Chinese lost back-to-back fights. She lost to the current strawweight world champion Carla Esparza in the spring of 2021. She then dropped another in a split decision loss to Mariana Rodriguez at UFC 272 in March.
UFC Dern vs Yan Purse:
The official UFC Fight Night Dern vs Yan purse has not been revealed yet. However, Surprise Sports looks into the previous salaries of Mackenzie Dern and Yan Xiaonan to give you an idea about how much they would earn.
Mackenzie Dern Salaries
Dern made her UFC debut in the UFC 222 in 2018. She beat Ashley Yoder via split decision to earn $53,500.
The Brazilian suffered her first defeat in October 2019 against Amanda Ribas. She took home a total of $36,500.
Dern’s biggest payday came against Nina Nunes at UFC Fight Night: Vettori vs Holland in April 2021. She pocketed a total of $164,000. It included a win bonus and a performance-of-the-night bonus.
In her first UFC Night main event against Marina Rodriguez in October 2021, she lost via unanimous decision. Dern made $126,000 in that main event. It included a fight-of-the-night bonus.
The 29-year-old won her last fight against Tecia Torres via split decision in UFC 273 in April. She made a $60,000 base salary for the bout.
It will be Dern’s second main event fight at the UFC Fight Night on Saturday against Yan Xiaonan. She is expected to make a base salary of around $100,000.
Yan Xiaonan Salaries
It will be the first main event in Yan’s UFC career. It is expected to be her highest payday as well.
In November 2022, Yan beat Gadelha in the UFC on ESPN: Santos vs Teixeira event. She made $53,000 for that victory including $24,000 win bonus.
After that victory, the Chinese dropped back-to-back fights. She lost to the current strawweight world champion Carla Esparaza in May 2021 and earned a $40,000 base salary.
Yan lost against Marina Rodriguez in March in the UFC 272. She made a $60,000 base salary in that bout.
Date, Time, Cage Walks, Venue:
- Date: Saturday, October 1
- Main Card: 7 pm ET / Midnight BST
- Main Event Cage Walks (approx): 10 pm ET / 3 am BST
- Venue: UFC Apex in Las Vegas
How to Watch UFC Dern vs Yan Live?
Fight fans in the United States can enjoy the main cards, and the main event live via ESPN+. To enjoy the live stream on ESPN+, a subscription will be required. It costs $9.99 monthly and $99.99 a year.
In the United Kingdom, BT Sport will broadcast Dern vs Yan live, including the main cards.