Following last weekend’s UFC 262 pay-per-view event, the UFC’s most prestigious title is no longer up for grabs. Charles Oliveira beat Michael Chandler to become the undisputed UFC lightweight champion on May 15, after making his way to a title shot through 11 years of hardship.

Apart from the cover, Oliveira was rewarded rather handsomely for his achievements. He was paid a whopping $875,000 ($400,000 to reveal, $100,000 to win, $32,000 endorsement bonus, $75,000 POTN bonus, and $168,000 PPV bonus) for his efforts.

Chandler’s hope of becoming the UFC champion may have been put on hold for the time being, but his heroic performance secured him the second-highest number in the UFC 262 salaries list. Chandler was paid a total of $842,000 in disclosed salary ($500,000 to show, $42,000 endorsement bonus, $300,000 PPV bonus).

The defeat to Oliveira is unquestionably a major setback for Chandler. However, in the first round, he did give the new champ a run for his money and proved that is indeed one of the best in UFC.

Ferguson asked White to raise bonus

Tony Ferguson‘s fall was not unexpected, given that age is a significant deciding factor in the lower weight groups. At UFC 262, the 37-year-old warrior was defeated for the third time in a row by Beneil Dariush.

Ferguson’s reign as champion may have come to an end as a result of the defeat. However, ‘El Cucuy’, was the biggest name on the card, earning a reported $750,000 in UFC 262 salaries ($500,000 to reveal, $32,000 endorsement bonus, and $218,000 PPV bonus).

Ferguson requested that UFC president Dana White increase the achievement bonus from $50,000 to $75,000 at the pre-fight press conference, and the UFC agreed.

At UFC, fighter compensation has always been a major concern, and Ferguson definitely forced the organization to take steps to address it.

In the most high-profile victory of his professional career, Ferguson’s adversary Dariush earned $321,000 ($200,000 to show, $100,000 win bonus, and $21,000 endorsement bonus).

At UFC 262, fight of the night winners Edson Barboza ($346,000) and Shane Burgos ($166,000) each earned a six-figure payday.

Katlyn Chookagian ($221,000) and preliminary card fighters Lando Vannata ($131,000) and Christos Giagos ($131,500) lead the way in terms of UFC 262 pay for the rest of the fighters.

UFC 262 salaries:

Main card

Charles Oliveira – $875,000 def. Michael Chandler $842,000 (UFC lightweight championship)

Beneil Dariush – $321,000 def. Tony Ferguson – $750,000 (Lightweight bout)

Edson Barboza – $346,000 def. Shane Burgos – $166,000 (Featherweight bout)

Katlyn Chookagian – $221,000 def. Viviane Araujo – $37,500 (Women’s Flyweight)

Preliminary card

Lando Vannata – $131,000 def. Mike Grundy – $20,000 (Featherweight bout)

Early prelims

Christos Giagos – $131,500 def. Sean Soriano – $16,000 (Lightweight bout).

UFC 262 Salaries (Fighters Payouts Confirmed)

Main Card Fights

Fighters

Guaranteed Purse

Winning Bonus

Sponsorship Bonus

Performance Bonus

Results

Overall Payouts

Charles Oliveira

$400,000

$100,000

$32,000

$75,000

Win

$875,000 (including ppv bonus)

Michael Chandler

$500,000

N/A

$42,000

N/A

Lost

$842,000 (including ppv bonus)

Tony Ferguson

$500,000

N/A

$32,000

N/A

Lost

$750,000 (including ppv bonus)

Beneil Dariush

$200,000

$100,000

$21,000

N/A

Win

$321,000

Katlyn Chookagian

$110,000

$100,000

$11,000

N/A

Win

$221,000

Viviane Araújo

$33,000

N/A

$4,500

N/A

Lost

$37,500

Shane Burgos

$85,000

N/A

$6,000

$75,000

Lost

$166,000

Edson Barboza

$150,000

$100,000

$21,000

$75,000

Win

$3461,000

Matt Schnell

$48,000

N/A

$6,000

$11,600 (awarded bonus)

Lost

$65,600

Rogério Bontorin

$26,000

$26,000

$4,000

$11,600 (fine)

Win

$46,400

Preliminary Card Fights

Ronaldo Souza

$75,000

N/A

$11,000

N/A

Lost

$86,000

André Muniz

$12,000

$12,000

$4,000

N/A

Win

$28,000

Lando Vannata

$60,000

$60,000

$11,000

N/A

Win

131,000

Mike Grundy

$16,000

N/A

$4,000

N/A

Lost

$20,000

Andrea Lee

$40,000

$40,000

$6,000

N/A

Win

$86,000

Antonina Shevchenko

$22,000

N/A

$4,000

N/A

Lost

$26,000

Jordan Wright

$12,000

$12,000

$4,000

N/A

Win

$28,000

Jamie Pickett

$12,000

N/A

$4,000

N/A

Lost

$16,000

Early Preliminary Fights

Gina Mazany

$16,000

N/A

$4,000

N/A

Lost

$20,000

Priscila Cachoeira

$20,000

$20,000

$4,000

N/A

Win

$44,000

Kevin Aguilar

$20,000

N/A

$4,000

N/A

Lost

$24,000

Tucker Lutz

$12,000

$12,000

$4,000

N/A

Win

$28,000

Christos Giagos

$26,000

$26,000

$4,500

$75,000

Win

$131,500

Sean Soriano

$12,000

N/A

$4,000

N/A

Lost

$16,000

Total Fight Payouts

Updated Soon (the details updated once total number ppv sales reported)

Gateway Income

N/A (the fights held behind close door no gateway income generated)

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