UFC 278 Purse Salaries

UFC 278 goes live on Saturday at the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah, headlined by the welterweight championship main event between Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards. Kamaru Usman’s welterweight title will be on the line as Leon Edwards will try to continue his winning run and grab the belt. Moreover, as the UFC 278 purse, payouts, and salaries have been revealed, the fighters will get their hands on whopping salaries.

UFC 278 Purse and Salaries

The UFC has revealed the purse, payouts, and salaries for Saturday’s event in Salt Lake City. Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards are on course to a lucrative payday for the main event welterweight championship match.

Moreover, Paulo Costa and Luke Rockhold will face off in the co-main event middleweight battle. The fighters will be up for whopping salaries. Fighters on the main card, prelims, and fight pass prelims will be on the purse.

On top of that, there will be UFC bonuses in the Fight of the Night, Performance of the Night categories, and win bonuses for selected fighters. 

Here Are the UFC 278 Fighters’ Payouts and Salaries:

Fighters  Guaranteed Purse  Win Bonus Sponsorship 
Kamaru Usman $750k $100k $42k
Leon Edwards $400k $32k
Paulo Costa $500k $100k $5k
Luke Rockhold $200k $10k
Jose Aldo $300k $100k $15k
Merab Dvalishvili $50k $5k
Wu Yanan $20k $20k $5k
Lucie Pudilova $20k $5k
Tyson Pedro $20k $5k
Harry Hunsucker $12k $12k $4k
Marcin Tybura $100k $100k $15k
Alexander Romanov $30k $5k
Leonardo Santos $60k $60k $10k
Jared Gordon $25k $10k
Sean Woodson $20k $20k $5k
Luis Saldana $30k $5k
Miranda Maverick $22k $22k $5k
Shanna Young $20k $4k
A J Fletcher $12k $12k $4k
Ange Loosa $12k $12k $4k
Amir Albazi $14k $14k $4k
F Figueiredo $20k $4k
Aori Qileng $18k $4k
Jay Perrin $12k $12k $4k
Daniel Lacerda $12k $12k $4k
Victor Altamirano $12k $12k $4k
  • Fight of the Night – $100k
  • Performance of the Night – $50k
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How Much Will Kamaru Usman Earn?

The defending welterweight champion Usman will earn a whopping $750k guaranteed purse for his main event fight in UFC 278. The Nigerian Nightmare will try to defend his title sixth time this term. He will also be eligible for the win bonus and take home another $42k sponsorship money.

How Much Will Leon Edwards Earn?

The challenger for the welterweight title in the main event of the UFC 278, Leon Edwards, will pocket a $400k guaranteed purse. He will also count $32k sponsorship money after the match.

Co-Main Event Salaries:

Paulo Costa and Luke Rockhold will face off in the co-main event middleweight battle in UFC 278. The fighters will be up for whopping salaries. Paulo Costa will take home a $500k guaranteed salary. On the other hand, Luke Rockhold will get a guaranteed payday of $200k.

UFC 278 Date, Start Time, and Venue:

  • Date: Saturday, August 20
  • Venue: Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
  • FIGHT PASS Prelims: 6:00 pm ET
  • Prelims: 8:00 pm ET
  • Main Card: 10:00 pm ET
  • Main Event: 12:15 am ET (next morning approximately)


Main Card:

  • Kamaru Usman (Champion) vs Leon Edwards 2 for the UFC welterweight title
  • Jose Aldo vs Merab Dvalishvili; Bantamweights
  • Paulo Costa vs Luke Rockhold; Middleweights
  • Wu Yanan vs Lucie Pudilova; Bantamweights
  • Tyson Pedro vs Harry Hunsucker; Light Heavyweights


  • Marcin Tybura vs Alexandr Romanov; Heavyweights
  • Leonardo Santos vs Jared Gordon; Lightweights
  • Sean Woodson vs Luis Saldana; Featherweights


  • A.J. Fletcher vs Ange Loosa; Welterweights
  • Amir Albazi vs Francisco Figueiredo; Flyweights
  • Aori Qileng vs Jay Perrin; Bantamweights 
  • Daniel Lacerda vs Victor Altamirano; Flyweights

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  1. I’m surprised to see the undercard fighters dont make enough money even to survive. If UFC doesn’t want to give the fighters too much money because they might become too rich and unmotivated. UFC should at least provide the fighters a retirement plan so they don’t retire broke and physically broken.


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