Australia’s RAC Arena will host UFC 284 as the hometown hero Alex Volkanovski takes on Islam Makhachev in the main event. The UFC Lightweight champion Islam Makhachev’s belt will be at stake against the UFC Featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski on Saturday night (Sunday in Australia). Both fighters will earn lucrative salaries. Let’s take a look at the UFC 284: Islam Makhachev vs Alex Volkanovski purse, payouts, and salaries.
Islam Makhachev vs Alex Volkanovski Guaranteed UFC 284 Purse
For the UFC 284 main event title clash, the featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski will reportedly receive a $1.1 million guaranteed purse.
On the other hand, the lightweight champion Islam Makhachev will pocket a $550,000 guaranteed purse.
|Player||Guaranteed Purse||Total Payouts|
|Alexander Volkanovski||$1.1 million||$1.35 million|
The #1 in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings and hometown hero, Alex Volkanovski (25-1, 12KOs) will get a chance to clinch the UFC lightweight title. It will also be an opportunity for “The Great” to be only the second man in UFC after Conor McGregor to hold both the lightweight and featherweight titles.
The 34-year-old is on a 22-fight winning streak. He never lost in the UFC. Volk defeated Max Holloway via a unanimous decision to clinch the UFC featherweight title, in UFC 245, in 2019. He has defended his belt four times since then, against Brian Ortega, Jung-chan Sung, and Max Holloway twice.
On the other hand, Islam Makhachev (23-1, 4 KOs) is the #2 in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings. The 31-year-old Russian lightweight is on an 11-fight winning streak.
In UFC 280, in October 2022, Islam Makhachev beat Charles Oliveira via submission to win the vacant UFC lightweight title. The 31-year-old Russian will defend his title for the first time tonight.
Alex Volkanovski’s Salary and Payout
After looking into the past salaries and UFC insider data, we get an idea about Volkanovski’s total payouts for the main event against Makhachev.
For the fight against Yusuke Kasuya at UFC Fight Night 101 in November 2016, Volk earned a $22,500 base salary.
As “The Great” climbed up the rankings, he made more money. For his second fight against Max Holloway in UFC 251, he earned a whopping purse of $1,173,333.
For his title fight against Makhachev in UFC 284, Volk will pocket an estimated $1.35 million in payouts, including sponsorship deals and PPV revenue. It is going to be the Aussie’s biggest payday.
Islam Makhachev’s Salary and Payout
For the fight against Leo Kuntz on UFC 187, Makhachev earned a small $10,000 base salary.
As the Russian climbed up the rankings, he made more money. For his fight against Dan Hooker, he earned $131,000.
For his title-winning bout against Charles Oliveira at UFC 280, Makhachev pocketed a whopping $532,000 payouts.
For his upcoming title defense against Volkanovski, the lightweight champion Makhachev will pocket an estimated $775,000 payouts, including sponsorship deals and PPV revenue.
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