Cynthia Calvillo came out on top in her first UFC main event, and her purse topped the night, too.
The Nevada Athletic Commission released fighter salaries for Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 10 event, which took place at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, airing on ESPN and streaming on ESPN+. Calvillo (9-1-1 MMA, 6-1-1 UFC) was one of the night’s top earners, taking home a disclosed $110,000, including a $55,000 win bonus, for her victory over former UFC flyweight title challenger Jessica Eye
(15-8 MMA, 5-7 UFC).
Calvillo's former teammate and current UFC featherweight contendor Andre Fili
(21-7 MMA, 9-6 UFC) also topped the payouts, similarly taking home $110,000 for his win over Charles Jourdain
(10-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC).
Total disclosed pay for the 10-fight card was $782,000.
The full list of UFC on ESPN 10 salaries includes:
Cynthia Calvillo: $110,000 (includes $55,000 win bonus) def. Jessica Eye: $51,000
Marvin Vettori: $86,000 (includes $43,000 win bonus) def. Karl Roberson
Charles Rosa: $68,000 (includes $34,000 win bonus) def. Kevin Aguilar
Andre Fili: $110,000 (includes $55,000 win bonus) def. Charles Jourdain
Jordan Espinosa: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Mark de La Rosa
Mariya Agapova: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Hannah Cifers
Merab Dvalishvili: $46,000 (includes $23,000 win bonus) def. Gustavo Lopez
Julia Avila: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Gina Mazany: $16,000
Tyson Nam: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus) def. Zarrukh Adashev
Christian Aguilera: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Anthony Ivy
The figures also do not account for deductions like insurance, licenses, and taxes. Additionally, the figures exclude money paid by sponsors, including the official UFC on ESPN 10 Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay ($95,000 across the ten fighters).
They also do not include any other “locker room” or special discretionary bonuses the UFC sometimes pays or ay-per-view cuts that some top-level fighters receive.
For example, UFC officials also handed out four $50,000 "Performance of the Night" bonuses
to Aguilera, Agapova, Nam and Vettori.
The above figures represent a general idea of the ballpark purses fighters receive through UFC.
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