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How Much Sean Strickland And Dricus Du Plessis Earned

Highlights

  • Dricus Du Plessis becomes UFC middleweight champion after defeating Sean Strickland in a closely contested fight.
  • Sean Strickland reportedly receives a seven-figure payout for his title defense, while Du Plessis earns a smaller base pay.
  • The fighters at UFC 297 in Toronto are set to earn over $3 million in total payouts, with top earners including Raquel Pennington and Mayra Bueno Silva.


Sean Strickland and Dricus Du Plessis’ disclosed earnings have surfaced. Du Plessis clinched the UFC middleweight title through a split decision victory over Strickland.

The contest primarily featured a striking exchange, where Strickland utilized his jab, and Du Plessis relied on powerful punches and wrestling to secure the belt. Strickland, as the defending champion, received a larger paycheck compared to Du Plessis.

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Sean Strickland Reportedly Receives Seven-Figure Payout

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Strickland is poised to leave Canada with a potential $1 million, comprising a $500,000 base pay and an additional $42,000 in merchandise incentive along with PPV points, depending on how many PPV were sold

In contrast, Du Plessis is slated to receive a base pay of $350,000, along with $32,000 in incentive pay.

The pair earned another 50,000 in a Fight of the Night bonus for their five-round war. Both fighters earned their paychecks leaving the octagon bruised and bloody.

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UFC 297 Reported Payouts And Bonuses

Several Fighters Earned Six-Figure Paydays

Using disclosed figures to determine earnings for fighters participating in UFC 297 event in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The total payout by the UFC for salaries, incentives, and bonuses at UFC 297 is estimated to surpass $3 million. Among the highest-paid fighters at UFC 297 are Raquel Pennington ($290,000), Mayra Bueno Silva ($282,000), Neil Magny ($250,000), Charles Jourdain ($100,000), and Arnold Allen ($100,000). These figures represent the top earners and the most substantial purses for the event.

In addition to their guaranteed fight purses, fighters at UFC 297 will receive an extra $270,000 in incentive pay, sponsored by the UFC’s sportswear partner, Venum. Each of the 24 fighters on the UFC 297 card will receive an individual bonus in addition to their base earnings. The incentive pay varies, ranging from $4,000 to $42,000, depending on the fighters’ experience and tenure in the UFC. For instance, fighters with 1-3 professional bouts in the UFC will receive $4,000, while those with 21 fights or more will receive $21,000. Title challengers are awarded $32,000, and champions receive the highest incentive pay of $42,000.

As the UFC Middleweight Champion, Sean Strickland is poised to receive the most substantial incentive payout among all fighters on the UFC 297 card, reflecting his extensive tenure and accomplishments in the organization.

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