At UFC Vegas 82, Brendan Allen showcased his grappling prowess, dominating Paul Craig and securing a victory with a rear-naked choke just 38 seconds into the third round. This marked Allen’s sixth consecutive win, with five of them concluding in submissions, setting the stage for a potential title shot.
Purse And Payout
In the main event, Brendan Allen is set to receive a substantial net payout of $311,000, comprised of a base pay of $250,000, incentive pay of $11,000, and a UFC bonus of $50,000. On the other side, Paul Craig’s efforts will earn him approximately $266,000, with a base pay matching Allen’s at $250,000 and an additional incentive pay of $16,000.
In the undercard, Jake Matthews is projected to receive $116,000, including a base pay of $100,000 and an incentive pay of $16,000. His opponent, Michael Morales, may potentially earn a salary of $28,500, consisting of a base pay of $24,000 and an incentive pay of $4,500.
A standout performance by Amanda Ribas earned her a Performance of the Night bonus, adding $50,000 to her total earnings of $104,000. This bonus was well-deserved after her remarkable comeback victory against Luana Pinheiro.
Apart from the main fighters, bonus recipients include Jordan Leavitt, Chase Hooper, Payton Talbott, Nich Aguirre, Joanderson Brito, and Jeka Saragih. These fighters, along with Amanda Ribas, showcased their skills and earned their place on the bonus list.
In the women’s division, Lucie Pudilova impressed with a net payout of $39,000, comprising a base pay of $23,000, incentive pay of $6,000, and a UFC bonus. Other fighters on the card, such as Uros Medic, Nikolas Motta, Trey Ogden, and more, also earned their respective payouts based on their performances.
Overall, UFC Vegas 82 delivered intense matchups, with fighters reaping the rewards of their hard work and dedication inside the octagon. As Brendan Allen looks ahead to potential title contention, the event showcased the diverse talents and earning potential of UFC fighters.