The UFC returns this weekend for their fifth pay-per-view card of a busy 2020. Topping the bill is a women’s featherweight title fight between champion Amanda Nunes and former Invicta FC queen Felicia Spencer.
In the co-main event of the evening, former men’s bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt will look to stop a three-fight losing streak against the dangerous Raphael Assuncao.
Pay-per-view veterans Nunes and Garbrandt are expected to take home the biggest guaranteed purses on fight night.
But just exactly how much will they earn for their respective fights?
The Nevada State Athletic Commission has yet to reveal the pair’s guaranteed purses for their showdowns with Spencer and Assuncao.
But judging from the duo’s recent fights, one can make a safe estimate as to how much they’ll earn for their respective outings.
For her successful defence of the bantamweight title last December, Nunes took home a guaranteed purse of £276,000.
So one can assume she’ll earn close to, if not slightly more, than that figure.
Spencer has yet to take home a sizeable guaranteed purse in her brief UFC career, with her highest guaranteed purse being £14,210.
She’s expected to take home considerably more than that figure for her maiden UFC title fight.
In his last outing against Pedro Munhoz, his second since losing the men’s bantamweight title to TJ Dillashaw, Garbrandt’s guaranteed purse was £103,000 ($130,000).
Given this bout against Assuncao is not a title fight, it’s reasonable to expect his payday this weekend will be the same as his last.
Amanda Nunes’ last three purses
UFC 245: Nunes vs de Randamie – Nunes def. De Randamie via unanimous decision – £276,000
UFC 239: Nunes vs Holm – Nunes def. Holm via TKO (Round 1) – £236,000
UFC 232: Nunes vs Cyborg – Nunes def. Cyborg via KO (Round 1) – 276,000
Felicia Spencer’s last three purses
UFC Fight Night 169 – Spencer vs Zarah Fairn dos Santos – Spencer def. Fairn dos Santos via TKO (Round 1) – £14,210
UFC 240: Cyborg vs Spencer – Cyborg def. Spencer via unanimous decision – – £11,400 ($14,000)
UFC Fight Night 152: Spencer vs Anderson – Spencer def. Anderson via submission (Round 1) – £7,900 ($10,000)
Raphael Assuncao’s last three purses
UFC 241: Assuncao vs Sandhagen – Sandhagen def. Assuncao via unanimous decision £62,374 – ($79,000)
UFC Fight Night 144: Assuncao vs Moraes 2 – Moraes def. Assuncao via submission (Round 1) – £62,374 ($79,000)
UFC 226: Assuncao vs Font – Assuncao def. Font via unanimous decision – £55,270 ($70,000)
Cody Garbrandt’s last three purses
UFC 235: Garbrandt vs Munhoz – Munhoz def. Garbrandt via TKO (Round 1) – £103,000 ($130,000)
UFC 227: Garbrandt vs Dillashaw II – Dillashaw def. Garbrandt via TKO (Round 1) – £158,000 ($200,000)
UFC 217: Gabrandt vs Dillashaw – Dillashaw def. Gabrandt via TKO (Round 2) – £276,000 ($350,000)
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