UFC 263 Disclosed Earnings: Israel Adesanya Walks Away With Over $500,000

Published 06/22/2021, 5:30 AM EDT


UFC 263 was the third event the UFC put on in front of a jam-packed arena. The card featured two title fights as Israel Adesanya and Deiveson Figueiredo put their respective belts on the line. It also featured fan-favorite Nate Diaz as he took on red-hot Leon Edwards in a welterweight clash. 

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The card had all the makings of a runaway hit when it comes to pay-per-view numbers given that it had two title fights and some of the biggest names in the UFC on it. It was revealed that UFC 263 did an impressive 500,000 PPV buys in the United States and an additional 100,000 worldwide bringing the total an impressive 600,000. Here are the disclosed purses for all the athletes who fought at UFC 263

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Israel Adesanya: $500,000 (no win bonus) def. Marvin Vettori: $350,000.

Brandon Moreno: $200,000 (includes $100,000 win bonus) def. Deiveison Figueirdo: $210,000.

Leon Edwards: $220,000 (includes $110,000 win bonus) def. Nate Diaz: $250,000.

Belal Muhammad: $160,000 (includes $80,000 win bonus) def. Demian Maia: $175,000.

Paul Craig: $110,000 (includes $55,000 win bonus) def. Jamahal Hill: $28,000.

Brad Riddell: $80,000 (includes $40,000 win bonus) def. Drew Dober: $87,000.

Eryk Anders: $150,000 (includes $75,000 win bonus) def. Darren Stewart: $45,000.

Lauren Murphy: $140,000 (includes $70,000 win bonus) def. Joanne Calderwood: $51,000.

Movsar Evloev: $72,000 (includes $36,000 win bonus) def. Hakeem Dawodu: $55,000.

Pannie Kianzad: $56,000 (includes $28,000 win bonus) def. Alexis Davis: $43,000.

Terrance McKinney $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Matt Frevola: $23,000.

Steven Peterson: $46,000 (includes $23,000 win bonus) def. Chase Hooper: $37,000.

Fares Ziam: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus) def. Luigi Vendramini: $15,000.

Carlos Felipe: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus) def. Jake Collier: $28,000.

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Did UFC 263 underachieve on PPV numbers?

600,000 PPV buys is not a bad number at all. However, given that UFC 263 had two of the biggest names in the sport and a stacked card, that number might be a bit underwhelming. Also, the last event that Adesanya headlined did a whopping 800,000 PPV buys. However, it did feature three title fights and also had the likes of Islam Makhachev fighting on it. 

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What do you make of UFC 263 PPV numbers? Do you think it underachieved? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kevin Binoy

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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