PFL 6 and UFC on ESPN 38 Payouts Compared

Published 07/07/2022, 3:22 AM EDT

PFL 6 payouts have been disclosed by an account on Twitter. This includes the amounts PFL superstars like Kayla Harrison, Rory MacDonald, and Ray Cooper III made.

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As per the tweet, Harrison reportedly made $500K for the fight. This does not include a winning bonus. Her opponent, Kaitlin Young, made $20K.

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Rory MacDonald made $250K and his opponent, Sadibou Sy, made a total of $52K ($26K to show and $26K to win).

Brett Cooper was paid $20K whereas Ray Cooper III made a total of $200K. This includes $100K for showing and $100K for winning the bout.

Magomed Magomedkerimov made $200K ($100K for showing and $100K for winning) whereas his opponent, Dilano Taylor, made $13K.

Larissa Pacheco made a total of $48K ($24 to show, $24K to win), whereas Genah Fabian made $20K.

Jarrah Al-Silawi made $56K and his opponent, Magomed Umalatov, made a total of $32K ($16K to show, $16K to win).

There was a contrast in the payouts between PFL 6 with UFC on ESPN 38 headlined by Arman Tsarukyan and Mateusz Gamrot. As reported by ‘MMA Junkie‘, fighters on the main card were paid the following amounts:

Tsarukyan made $6000 whereas his opponent, Gamrot, made $4,500.

Neil Magny made $21,000 and his opponent, Shavkat Rakhmonov, made about $4,500.

Heavyweight fighters Josh Parisian and Alan Baudot, both made $4,500 each.

Further, Thiago Moises made $6,000 and Christos Giagos made $11,000.

Nate Maness was paid $4,500 and on the other hand, his opponent, Umar Nurmagomedov, made $4,000.

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Lastly, middleweight Chris Curtis got paid $4,000 and Rodolfo Vieira made $4,500.

PFL: Their $1 million payday

PFL is one of the rare promotions in a league format. However, their season format ensures fans get to see their favorite fighters compete in the cage on a regular basis.

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Gold medal Kayla Harrison at the Judo women’s -78kgs held at Carioca Arena 2 during Day 6 of the 2016 Rio Olympics on August 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo by Lionel Hahn/Sipa USA

Further, those who win the championship also get a $1 million payday. Harrison is one example who has benefitted from the $1 million system for the champions.

PFL is going a step further into the fight business. As reported by ‘MMA Mania‘, the promotion’s founder, Donn Davis, revealed that the PFL will venture into the PPV series in 2023. Thus, the fighters will get 50% of the pay-per-view shares.

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So 2023 will be an exciting year for PFL fighters and MMA fans. What do you think?

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Rohini Kottu

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Rohini Kottu is a UFC Writer at EssentiallySports. She is also a Psychologist and has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. Rohini, in her role as a UFC writer, combines her admiration for the mental resilience that MMA fighters have and her love for analysis.

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