UFC 294: Makhachev vs. Volkanovski 2 Payouts & Fighters Salaries

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Islam Makhachev of Russia, left, battles Alex Volkanovski of Australia in the UFC lightweight championship fight during UFC 294.
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Anatoly Pimentel @AnatolyPimentel Oct 23, 2023, 5:33 PM
  • Here’s a list of fighters’ payouts for UFC 294: Makhachev vs. Volkanovski 2.
  • Islam Makhachev has the highest payout, with $2.5 million.
  • Four fighters bagged a payout of over a million.

Islam Makhachev (25-1) left no doubt against Alexander Volkanovski (26-3) in their UFC lightweight title rematch in the main event of UFC 294 this weekend after knocking him out in the first round via head kick to retain his championship belt and continue his winning streak to 13. The Dagestani champion removed any hopes that Volkanovski could defy the UFC odds on days’ notice and pull off a massive upset.

It was Makhachev’s second title defense since winning the 155-pound title in October 2022 against Charles Oliveira. Because of the flawless performance, he also received an additional $50,000 bonus as one of the Performance of the Night honors. During his post-fight interview, the 31-year-old stated that he doesn’t care who he fights next as long as the UFC gives him another challenger.

Aside from Makhachev, three other fighters secured a $50,000 bonus for their incredible performances as Ikram Aliskerov, Said Nurmagomedov, and Muhammad Mokaev scored stoppage wins over their opponents to further increase their payouts. Aliskerov TKO’ed Warlley Alves, Nurmagomedov submitted Muin Gafurov, and Mokaev also submitted Tim Elliot.

See below the complete list of all fighters’ salaries and payouts for UFC 294: Makhachev vs. Volkanovski 2.

UFC 294: Makhachev vs. Volkanovski 2 Payouts & Fighters Salaries

FighterEstimated Total Payout
Islam Makhachev$2,542,000
Alexander Volkanovski$2,392,000
Kamaru Usman$1,616,000
Khamzat Chimaev$1,616,000
Magomed Ankalaev$161,000
Johnny Walker$131,000
Ikram Aliskerov$104,000
Warlley Alves$101,000
Said Nurmagomedov$116,000
Muin Gafurov$28,000
Tim Elliott$106,000
Muhammad Mokaev$74,500
Mohammad Yahya$20,000
Trevor Peek$34,500
Javid Basharat$40,500
Victor Henry$34,500
Abu Azaitar$24,000
Sedriques Dumas$28,500
Mike Breeden$20,500
Anshul Jubli$24,000
Nathaniel Wood$66,000
Muhammad Naimov$20,000
Viktoriia Dudakova$24,000
Jinh Yu Frey$46,000
Shara Magomedov$24,000
Bruno Silva$42,000

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Anatoly Pimentel

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Anatoly Pimentel is an NBA and MMA writer previously featured in ASEAN Sports, Asian Persuasion MMA, and Overtime Heroics MMA. He graduated from Adamson University with a B.A in Communication and is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM.

Anatoly Pimentel is an NBA and MMA writer previously featured in ASEAN Sports, Asian Persuasion MMA, and Overtime Heroics MMA. He graduated from Adamson University with a B.A in Communication and is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM.