Israel Adesanya nonetheless left the UFC 259 area as the very best paid fighter, regardless of his first loss in Combined Martial Arts to gentle heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz.
Adesanya, together with Blachowicz; ladies’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes and challenger Meagan Anderson in addition to Petr Yan and Aljamain Sterling had been the primary card for the evening.
In response to UFCsalaries.com, the Nigerian-born New Zealander took residence an estimated $1m for the battle and a assured $40,000 battle week incentive.
Blachowicz was paid $750,000 for his win and $40,000 battle week incentive.
Adesanya’s pay for the battle may rise additional, as his contract for UFC 259 included a payout from the general Pay Per View revenue, which is estimated at $1m.
The 31-year-old earned $690,000 from his middleweight title defence in opposition to Brazilian Paulo Costa in September 2020.
Israel Adesanya’s prize cash after shedding to Jan Blachowicz confirmed