UFC 241 is now in the books. It was without a doubt one of the most successful mixed martial arts events in the history of the organization.
From fighting POV, it was a great show from top to bottom. The main event was a pure standing fight classic and we saw the crowning of a new heavyweight king.
The co-main event featured one of the most loved fighters of all time – Nate Diaz. The 34-year-old returned back to his glory days and smashed Anthony Pettis.
The prelims were a blast, too. Khama Worthy vs. Devonte Smith and Cory Sandhagen vs.Raphael Assuncao were probably two of the best fights.
Now let’s talk about money. For the first time, an MMA event in California drew over $3 million gate as UFC 241 drew $3,237,032 with 17,304 in attendance according to the UFC post-event. It bested the previous record, UFC 214 by nearly $1 million.
Here’s a list of the fighters’ earnings from Saturday night.
Stipe Miocic: $750,000 (no win bonus)
def. Daniel Cormier: $500,000
Nate Diaz $250,000 (no win bonus)
def. Anthony Pettis: $155,000
Paulo Costa $120,000 (includes $60,000 win bonus)
def. Yoel Romero: $150,000
Sodiq Yusuff $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
def. Gabriel Benitez: $40,000
Derek Brunson $190,000 (includes $95,000 win bonus)
def. Ian Heinisch: $25,000
Khama Worthy $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Devonte Smith: $23,000
Cory Sandhagen $154,000 (includes $77,000 win bonus)
def. Raphael Assuncao: $79,000
Drakkar Klose $56,000 (includes $28,000 win bonus)
def. Christos Giagos: $28,000
Casey Kenney $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
def. Manny Bermudez: $20,000
Hannah Cifers $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
def. Jodie Esquibel: $10,000
Kyung Ho Kang $44,000 (includes $22,000 win bonus)
def. Brandon Davis: $21,000
Sabina Mazo $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Shana Dobson: $12,000