Partial salaries released Monday by the Arizona Department of Gaming, which oversees the state’s athletic commission, revealed that titleholder Adesanya ($500,000) and challenger Vettori ($350,000) took home the top paydays on the 14-fight card. Adesanya emerged with a unanimous decision to defend the middleweight belt and take home a second win over Vettori, who was shut out on the scorecards.
Win bonuses for the combatants on the June 12 card were redacted by the department, contrary to previous fight cards held in the state. Asked about the discrepancy, a spokesperson for the department said he would look into the matter.
Typically, a UFC fighter’s “show” purse is doubled in the case of a win. But headliners – particularly those who share in pay-per-view points – often take a flat show purse and receive additional pay in the form of separate agreements with the promotion and pay-per-view splits, neither of which are public record.
So, as always, these figures below do not represent a fighter’s total earnings, as certain sponsorship incomes, pay-per-view bonuses, or discretionary post-fight bonuses are not publicly disclosed.
Here are the full UFC 263 payouts.
Main Card (ESPN+ pay-per-view)
Israel Adesanya ($500,000) def. Marvin Vettori ($350,000)
Preliminary Card (ESPN)
Early Prelims (ESPN+)