UFC 300 Payouts: Prize Money for All Fights Including Pereira vs Hill



UFC 300 Payouts: Prize Money for All Fights Including Pereira vs Hill

Considering the sheer star power of this massive event, there's no question that the UFC 300 payouts will be one of (if not the) biggest UFC fighter pay days in the sport's history. 

Although only two fighters are technically earning pay-per-view points for this historic event, there are many fighters taking part on this card who will be earning hefty UFC 300 prize money — and that doesn't include the UFC bonuses that will surely be handed out to those who  produce the best performances. 

We will be taking a look at all of the UFC payouts for UFC 300, detailing our predictions for how much every fighter can expect to make for entering the octagon on Saturday. 

UFC 300 Fighter Pay: What Will the Championship Fighters Make This Weekend?

Pereira vs Hill Purse

At the top of this legendary UFC 300 card is a light heavyweight title fight between Alex Pereira and Jamahal Hill. 

Despite having entered the UFC less than three years ago, Pereira has blossomed into one of the sport's biggest stars — and his UFC payout proves that. 

Pereira became UFC middleweight champion when he defeated Israel Adesanya at UFC 281. After losing to Adesanya at UFC 287, Pereira went up a division to light heavyweight, in order to win that championship belt. 

Pereira's first fight at 205 pounds came against Jan Blachowicz last year. According to reports, Pereira was paid $850,000 in UFC prize money for that fight. 

After that, Pereira fought against Jiri Prochazka at UFC 295 for the UFC championship. Reports by Marca also noted that Pereira made $1,132,000 for that victory. 

Those two payouts gives us a good basis of how much Pereira will make for UFC 300. 

We believe that Pereira will make $1,500,000 in UFC payouts at UFC 300 this weekend. And that is just his base pay, which doesn't include the money in pay-per-view points he will accrue on Saturday. 

Considering this card is destined to sell at least 1 million pay-per-views, Pereira will actually be making much more than that. 

Now let's talk about Pereira's opponent, Jamahal Hill

Hill reportedly earned $392,000 for his UFC 293 appearance against Glover Teixeira in January 2023, which was when Hill won the UFC light heavyweight title. 

Of course, Hill then had to vacate the title, as a result of sustaining a torn achilles that summer. 

But that payment gives us a good idea of what Hill will be making for his UFC 300 prize money. 

We expect Jamahal Hill to earn $450,000 for fighting against Alex Pereira at UFC 300

Zhang vs Yan UFC 300 Payout

Another exciting championship title we'll get to see at UFC 300 is the co-main event, 115-pound battle between Weili Zhang vs Xiaonan Yan

Zhang has emerged as one of the UFC's most dominant fighters in recent memory. And this success has set Zhang up to make a whole lot of money, in terms of her UFC bonuses. 

It has been reported that Zhang Weili made $520,000 in base UFC fighter pay for her victory over Amanda Lemos at UFC 292 last year. 

With that in mind, we can conceive a pretty accurate estimate of what Zhang can expect to make at UFC 300 this weekend. 

We believe Weili Zhang will earn $600,00 as a base UFC purse for fighting against Xiaonan Yan this weekend. 

Although, like Pereira, Zhang will also be earning UFC pay-per-view points because she's a current champion. This means she'll be earning much more than that base pay, as a result of the PPV's that UFC 300 sells. 

As for Zhang's opponent, Xiaonan Yan, there isn't as much information about what she has earned in past UFC fights. Although there are some estimates that she has accrued about $300,000 in total pay across her MMA career. 

Yet, we believe Yan will come close to doubling that amount at UFC 300. 

Xiaonan Yan can expect to make $200,000 in UFC payouts at UFC 300 this weekend. 

Gaethje vs Holloway Purse

Despite neither Justin Gaethje nor Max Holloway are UFC champions — aside from Gaethje's “BMF” belt, which is up for contention this weekend — both of these fighters are among the most popular in MMA. 

For that reason, each of them will make a whole lot of money for entering the octagon. 

Let's start with the current “BMF” champion, Justin Gaethje.

It was reported that Gaethje earned a base pay of $511,000 for fighting Dustin Poirier at UFC 291 last year. Yet, that number sounds small, for a fighter of Gaethje's stature. 

Therefore, we expect Justin Gaethje to earn at least $750,000 for fighting Max Holloway at UFC 300

Now let's talk about Gaethje's opponent, Max Holloway. 

The last time former featherweight champion Holloway fought was at UFC Singapore in August 2023. It was reported that Holloway made $970,000 in UFC prize money for that victory against The Korean Zombie. 

That seems like a fair amount of money for Holloway, who is one of the most popular non-champion fighters the UFC has.

Therefore, we expect Max Holloway to earn $970,000 in UFC 300 payouts this weekend. 

UFC 300 Payouts: What the Rest of the Card Can Expect

Here is a complete list of the UFC 300 card, with estimated UFC 300 prize money for each fighter: 

Main Card:

  • Light Heavyweight Title: Alex Pereira ($1,500,000) vs Jamahal Hill ($450,000)
  • Women's Strawweight Title: Zhang Weili ($600,000) vs Xiaonan Yan ($200,000)
  • Lightweight “BMF” Title: Justin Gaethje ($750,000) vs Max Holloway ($970,000)
  • Lightweight: Charles Oliveira ($750,000) vs Arman Tsarukyan ($220,000)
  • Middleweight: Bo Nickal ($150,000) vs Cody Brundage ($50,000)

There are a few things of note here. We are estimating that former lightweight champion Charles Oliveira is making the same amount of a UFC 300 purse as Gaethje.

We believe this is a fair assumption, since both have been in the UFC for a long time, and both are massive superstars within the organization.

We also know that Bo Nickal is a star in the making, and is being paid handsomely at UFC 300. 


  • Light Heavyweight: Jiri Prochazka ($550,000) vs Aleksandar Rakic ($280,000)
  • Featherweight: Calvin Kattar ($200,000) vs Aljamain Sterling ($550,000)
  • Women's Bantamweight: Holly Holm ($500,000) vs Kayla Harrison ($500,000)
  • Featherweight: Sodiq Yusuff ($150,000) vs Diego Lopes ($120,000)

Some notable UFC 300 prelim payouts hare that former champion Jiri Prochazka is likely making around $550,000 for fighting in a top-tier, 205-pound fight against Rakic. 

Another former champion and longtime UFC fighter Aljamain Sterling is likely also making a similar amount of UFC 300 prize money as Prochazka. 

Perhaps most interesting is that we predict Holly Holm and Kayla Harrison will be earning similar payouts. While Holm is a former champion, Harrison was earning a ton of money to fight in the PFL.

She wouldn't have left those PFL payouts if she wasn't being compensated nicely in the UFC, which is why we think it's fair to predict a $500,000 payout.

Early Prelims:

  • Lightweight: Jalen Turner ($150,000) vs Renato Moicano ($150,000)
  • Women's Strawweight: Jessica Andrade ($250,000) vs Marina Rodriguez ($120,000)
  • Lightweight: Bobby Green ($250,000) vs Jim Miller ($300,000)
  • Bantamweight: Deiveson Figueiredo ($350,000) vs Cody Garbrandt ($550,000)

It might come as a surprise that the first fight of UFC 300 has two fighters who are earning nearly a combined $1 million. Yet, when one remembers that both Figuieredo and Garbrandt are former champions, there can be no doubt that they're making a lot of money. 

Also, the legendary Jim Miller has to be earning a lot for fighting at UFC 300 this weekend. 

Those are our UFC 300 prize money predictions. While these are just estimates, we feel confident that they're within the ballpark for what these world-class fighters are making. 

The UFC has a lot of money to give out this weekend!

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.