UFC Fight Night Prize Money: The Payouts Up for Grabs This Weekend



UFC Fight Night Prize Money: The Payouts Up for Grabs This Weekend

Two of the world's best female flyweight fighting are facing off in Atlantic City, New Jersey this weekend — and these UFC Fight Night payouts prove that both women have earned themselves considerable UFC pay bonuses.

There are a number notable names on this upcoming UFC Fight Night card, which means that a fair few fighters should be expecting some respectable UFC payouts.

We will be looking at all of the UFC Fight Night prize money expectations for this weekend's main event, figuring out what these top tier fighters will be making for what is most likely a #1 contender fight in the UFC women's flyweight division.

UFC Fighter Pay: What Will Blanchfield vs Fiorot Be Paid at UFC Atlantic City?

Erin Blanchfield Purse

Erin Blanchfield has cemented herself as an extremely well rounded fighter who will probably be competing for a UFC title in the near future. Yet, it isn't until this upcoming fight where her UFC payout will begin to display the dominance she shows in the octagon.

It has been reported that Blanchfield had a $50,000 guaranteed UFC Fight Night purse when she defeated Jessica Andrade in February 2023.

Yet, Blanchfield not only learned a performance bonus for that fight, but she proved that she's worthy of headlining a UFC card.

For that reason, it's safe to say that Blanchfield is now making much more UFC fighter pay than she was just over a year ago.

In fact, we believe Erin Blanchfield will be making $130,000 in UFC prize money for fighting Manon Fiorot this weekend.

Although there could always be more money added on to that if Blanchfield gets a win — especially if she does so by way of finish.

Manon Fiorot Purse

After a dominant win over former UFC champion Rose Namajunas at UFC Paris last year, Manon Fiorot became must-see TV within the UFC women's flyweight division.

We reported that Fiorot likely earned $81,000 in UFC payouts for that victory over Namajunas last year.

Yet, after producing such a massive win — and becoming a main event fighter at this UFC Atlantic City event — Fiorot must have secured a raise in UFC fighter pay prior to this fight.

Therefore, we believe that Manon Fiorot is making approximately $130,000 in UFC prize money for fighting Erin Blanchfield this weekend.

While we don't know whether Fiorot and Blanchfield are actually making the exact same amount of money, the main point is that each of these fighters are probably getting paid similarly.

UFC Payouts: What Other Fighters Can Expect

Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman will also be fighting at UFC Atlantic City this weekend. Given his status in the sport, we believe that Weidman will likely be making around $375,000 in UFC payouts this weekend.

Another notable name to enter the octagon during the co-main event will be perennial UFC welterweight contender Vicente Luque — who we believe will be making around $200,000 for fighting Joaquin Buckley this weekend.

Given the warriors who will be taking center stage this weekend, the fans in Atlantic City will certainly be getting their money's worth.

But should the two females in the main event be making more?

Grant Young is a sports writer from San Francisco. He has had two professional Muay Thai fights: he got knocked out in one, and got a knockout in the other. When it comes to his favorite fighters, it's Israel Adesanya, and then it's everyone else.