UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs Manuwa Fighter Purses, Attendance & Gate

(Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)


Everything came up Milhouse for Alexander Gustafsson at UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs Manuwa.  Dominant win – check. Fight of the Night bonus – check. Performance of the Night bonus – check.  Biggest payday for the event – check.

Before we go any further, we should note that most fights staged outside of the U.S. don’t have officially released fighter pay info, so none of the following salary data for the event is official.  However, you can get a fairly accurate picture of a fighter’s pay based on official purse info released from past fights.  So, based on that info, here is the estimated pay breakdown for the 18 fighters that traded blows at the event (but please remember – this is only an estimate, not official info, especially for any fighters that made their UFC debuts at the event). 

Attendance: 14,604
Gate: $2,000,056


Alexander Gustafsson: $174,000 ($37,000 to show, $37,000 win bonus, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus)

Gunnar Nelson: $70,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus)

Jimi Manuwa: $62,000 ($12,000 to show, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus)

Brad Pickett: $46,000 ($23,000 to show, $23,000 win bonus)

Michael Johnson: $44,000 ($22,000 to show, $22,000 win bonus)

Melvin Guillard: $42,000

Luke Barnatt: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus)

Igor Araujo: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus)

Ilir Latifi: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)

Claudio Henrique da Silva: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)

Louis Gaudinot: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)

Omari Akhmedov: $10,000

Brad Scott: $10,000

Neil Seery: $8,000

Cyrille Diabate: $8,000

Mats Nilsson: $8,000

Danny Mitchell: $8,000

Phil Harris: $8,000

Davey Grant: $8,000 (UFC paid show money despite bout being cancelled)

Roland Delorme: $8,000 (UFC paid show money despite bout being cancelled)


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