Despite suffering his first defeat, Adesanya still left the UFC 259 arena as the highest paid fighter

Despite suffering his first Mixed Martial Arts defeat in the hands of hard-hitting Polish light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz, Israel Adesanya still left the UFC 259 arena as the highest paid fighter.

Adesanya, along with Blachowicz; women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes and challenger Meagan Anderson as well as Petr Yan and Aljamain Sterling were the main card for the night but it was the Nigerian-born New Zealander who went home with the heaviest purse.

According to UFCsalaries.com, Adesanya took home an estimated $1m for the fight and a guaranteed $40,000 fight week incentive while his conqueror, Blachowicz earned $750,000 for his win and $40,000 fight week incentive.

Adesanya’s pay for the fight could be further increased as his contract for UFC 259 included a payout from the overall Pay Per View income, which is estimated at $1m, but his opponent is not entitled to the PPV largess.

The 31-year-old earned $690,000 from his middleweight title defence against Brazilian Paulo Costa in September 2020.

 

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