Despite losing to Jan Blachowicz in the Light Heavyweight title match, Adesanya remains the most paid fighter at UFC 259.
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In the standout match of UFC 259, Jan Blachowicz faced a challenger named Israel Adesanya to defend the light championship belt. After 5 rounds, Jan has been awarded a consensus point and officially ended the winning streak of “MMA Spiderman”.
Follow UFCsalaries, Israel Adesanya brought home an estimated $ 1 million for the UFC 259 listing. Meanwhile, Blachowicz earned $ 750,000 despite being a successful title defender.
The 31-year-old boxer can even make more than $ 1 million, because under the current contract, Adesanya also gets a commission from the sale of the copyright of the match, estimated at about $ 1 million. Jan Blachowicz, although also present in this match, does not receive the same commission.
The 31-year-old star once made $ 690,000 from defending the middleweight title against Paulo Costa and last September. In 2020, Adesanya is the fourth highest-earning boxer at the UFC, earning about $ 1.2 million. Ranking in the hands of New Zealand’s punchers were Junior dos Santos – $ 1.56 million, Conor McGregor – $ 3 million and Khabib Nurmagomedov – more than $ 6 million.
Another Nigerian martial artist is Kennedy Nzechukwu was awarded “Fight of The Night” and received a prize money of 50,000 USD. Initially, the contract’s remuneration Nzechukwu is only about 18,000 USD, 18,000 USD bonus for winning and Reebok sponsorship contract worth 4,000 USD.
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