Here's What Fighters got Paid for UFC on ESPN 10

by Aleksandar Urdarevik on June 15, 2020
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: $40,000

Charles Rosa: $68,000 (includes $34,000 win bonus) def. Kevin Aguilar: $25,000

Andre Fili: $110,000 (includes $55,000 win bonus) def. Charles Jourdain: $16,000

Jordan Espinosa: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Mark de La Rosa: $21,000

Mariya Agapova: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Hannah Cifers: $35,000

Merab Dvalishvili: $46,000 (includes $23,000 win bonus) def. Gustavo Lopez: $12,000

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: $14,000

Christian Aguilera: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Anthony Ivy: $12,000

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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