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UFC 277: Payouts, PPV-buys and Purses, “How much will Amanda Nunes, Julianna Pena, Brandon Moreno, Kai Kara-France are going to make”

Adeep Sri Narayana

UFC 277

UFC 277 on July 30. Julianna Pena defends her UFC bantamweight title against Amanda Nunes at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

Pena faced Nunes and defeated her at UFC 269 for the bantamweight title. After successfully defending it six times, Nunes was defeated by Pena in what was considered one of the biggest upsets in UFC history. Pena used her power to her advantage, taking down and submitting Nunes. Now training against herself on The Ultimate Fighter, Nunes will be looking to avenge her first loss since 2014.

In the co-main event, Brandon Moreno battles Kai Kara-France for the interim UFC flyweight title. Moreno defeated Deiveson Figueiredo at UFC 263 for the flyweight belt after their first fight ended in a draw. In January, he lost the title to Figueiredo in a trilogy fight. Kara-France is on a three-match winning streak, most recently defeating Askar Askarov in March. He is 4-1 since losing to Moreno by unanimous decision in 2019.


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UFC 277 : Julianna Pena Vs. Fight Purse Amanda Nunes 2

The official UFC 277 purse has yet to be revealed, but previous paydays for Pena and Nunes could help provide some insight into how much they will earn. When the two faced off at UFC 269 in December, Nunes took home $442,000. Pena took home $332,000. This includes performance bonuses and show money.

In her next fight against Milana Dudieva, Pena earned $80,000. She took home $95,000, the highest payday of her career at the time.

When she won the UFC bantamweight title against Miesho Tate in 2016, Nunes earned $180,000. Against Ronda Rousey a few months later, Nunes earned $290,000. Nunes defeated Cris Cyborg for the UFC featherweight title in 2018 and earned $440,000.

Brandon Moreno vs. Kai Kara-France 2

When Moreno took on Kara-France in 2019, he took home $67,000 and Kara-France took home $29,000 in the previous tournament.

When he faced Deiveson Figueiredo for the first time in 2020, that fight ended in a draw, Moreno reportedly earned around $180,000. In the rematch at UFC 263, Moreno earned made somewhere around $200,000. In January’s trilogy fight, Moreno took home $292,000.

Against Cody Garbrandt in December, Kara-France earned $140,000. According to Forbes, Kara-France earned $102,000 for his fight against Askar Askarov in March.

UFC Payouts

FightersGuaranteed PurseSponsorship Bonus~Total Payouts (Exclusive of PPV buys)
Julianna Pena$200,000$40,000$240,000
Amanda Nunes$400,000$50,000$350,000
Brandon Moreno$300,000$30,000$330,000
Kai Kara-France$150,000$25,000$175,000
Derrick Lewis$400,000$35,000$435,000
Sergei Pavlovich$100,000$30,000$130,000
Alexandre Pantoja$150,000$25,000$175,000
 Alex Perez$90,000$15,000$105,500
Anthony Smith$250,000$45,000$295,000
Magomed Ankalaev$70,000$4,000$135,000
Drew Dober$75,000$5,000$75,000
Rafael Alves$20,000$7,500$27,500
Hamdy Abdelwahab$25,000$6,000$35,000
Don’Tale Mayes$60,000$5,000$65,000
Rafa Garcia$20,000$4,000$24,000
Drakkar Klose$30,000$5,000$35,000
Alex Morono$85,000$4,000$90,000
Matthew Semelsberger$80,000$4,000$85,000
Adam Fugitt$40,000$5,000$45,000
Michael Morales$75,000$5,000$80,000
Ji Yeon Kim$40,000$5,000$45,000
Joselyne Edwards$23,000$5,000$30,000
Orion Cosce$25,000$5,000$25,000
Mike Mathetha$24,000$5,000$30,000
Nicolae Negumereanu$23,500$4,000$25,000
Ihor Potieria$20,000$5,000$25,000
Journey Newson$20,000$4,000$24,000

Payouts are exclusion of the following:

  • UFC performance of the night bonus : $50,000-$100,000
  • UFC fight of the night bonus : $50,000
  • Gateway Income
  • PPV Sales

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