UFC 293 heads to Sydney this weekend, headlined by the UFC middleweight championship. The reigning champion Israel Adesanya will defend his title against No. 5 ranked Sean Strickland. The co-main event will feature the heavyweights Tai Tuivasa and Alexander Volkov.
UFC 293 will be an ESPN+ pay-per-view event in the United States. TNT Sports 1 will broadcast the event live in the UK.
Israel Adesanya will be the highest-paid fighter, estimated to earn over $1 million guaranteed purse. Moreover, Sean Strickland, Tai Tuivasa, and Alexander Volkov will also pocket hefty salaries. Here we focus on the UFC 293 purse, fighters’ salaries, and payouts.
- Date: Saturday, September 9, 2023
- Main Card: 10:00 pm ET / 3:00 am BST
- Main Event: 1:00 am ET (approx.)
- Venue: Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia
- Live Stream: ESPN+ (PPV), TNT Sports 1
UFC 293 Purse: Israel Adesanya to earn over $1 million guaranteed
The UFC Purse information is not usually disclosed before the event. Here we provide an appropriate estimation using the previously disclosed purse information.
UFC is projected to pay out over $3 Million in salaries, incentives, and bonuses at UFC 293 event.
The reigning middleweight champion Israel Adesanya (24-2-0) will easily be the highest-paid fighter of this weekend’s UFC 293. Adesanya is expected to earn a guaranteed purse of $1,042,000 ($1 million base salary and $42,000 incentive pay) for his title defense against Strickland in UFC 293.
In April, Adesanya regained the middleweight belt by knocking out Alex Pereira in the second round, 5 months after he lost the belt to the Brazilian. “The Last Stylebender” begins his second reign this weekend as he will defend his title against No. 5 ranked Sean Strickland.
It will be the first title match and a pay-per-view main event fight for Sean Strickland (27-5-0). The American middleweight is coming into this fight on the back of two straight victories. Strickland beat Abusupiyan Magomedov back in July.
Sean Strickland will pocket an estimated $532,000 guaranteed purse for his fight against Israel Adesanya in UFC 293.
Moreover, Tai Tuivasa will earn $261,000 and Alexander Volkov $311,000 guaranteed money, and are among the top-paid fighters of the event.
Here are the top-4 highest paid fighters of UFC 293.
- Israel Adesanya – $1,042,000
- Sean Strickland – $532,000
- Alexander Volkov – $311,000
- Tai Tuivasa – $261,000
UFC 293 Fighters’ Salaries
Refer to the following table to learn the estimated UFC 293 purse and fighters’ salaries.
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UFC offers lucrative performance bonuses to the fighters.
Performance of the Night Bonus: $50k. Multiple fighters can get the bonus in a single event.
Fight of the Night Bonus: $50k for each fighter.
UFC offers lucrative salaries to the staff, including ring girls, referees, and ring announcers.
- UFC Ring Girl Salary: $1,000 to $5,000 per event
- UFC Referee Salary: $700 to $2,500 per event
- UFC Ring Announcers Salaries: $50,000 to $75,000 per event
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