UFC 263 salaries of fighters: Israel Adesanya emerges as the top earner over superstar Nate Diaz

UFC 263 salaries of fighters were released by the Arizona Department of Gaming. Read to see the big numbers the stars made for themselves after the event.

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UFC 263 had one hell of a fight card. The main event bout fighters Israel Adesanya and Marvin Vettori had the highest UFC 263 salaries. The fight card hosted two title fights and the return of superstar Nate Diaz.

The Arizona Department of Gaming released the UFC 263 salaries of the fighters in the card. There were some handsome 6 digit figures in that list. It revealed that the UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya had the biggest paycheck of the night. He took on Marvin Vettori for the second time, this time defending his title. Israel wasn’t the only star on the fight card. UFC 263 saw the return of superstar Nate Diaz.

The fight night, performance of the night, and other bonuses that the promotion offers was not revealed. But the list of payouts was released by the commission. Usually, the winner gets to double his payout but fighters on pay-per-view usually take a huge sum and then receive bonuses for spectacular fights. Adesanya had a payout of $500,000 and his opponent Vettori took home $350,000. Meanwhile superstar Nate who take parts in big fights only had a payout of $250,000.

Full list of UFC 263 salaries

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Nate Diaz UFC 263

Main card:

Israel Adesanya ($500,000)defMarvin Vettori ($350,000)
Brandon Moreno ($100,000+$100,000=$200,000)defDeiveson Figueiredo ($210,000)
Leon Edwards ($110,000+$110,000=$220,000)defNate Diaz ($250,000)
Belal Muhammad ($80,000+$80,000=$160,000)defDemian Maia ($175,000)
Paul Craig ($55,000 + $55,000 = $110,000)defJamahal Hill ($28,000)

Preliminary Card:

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Brad Riddell vs Drew Dober
Brad Riddell ($40,000 + $40,000 = $80,000)defDrew Dober ($87,000)
Eryk Anders ($75,000 + $75,000 = $150,000)defDarren Stewart ($45,000)
Lauren Murphy ($70,000 + $70,000 = $140,000)defJoanne Calderwood ($51,000)
Movsar Evloev ($36,000 + $36,000 = $72,000)defHakeem Dawodu ($55,000)

Early prelims:

Pannie Kianzad ($28,000 + $28,000 = $56,000)defAlexis Davis ($43,000)
Terrance McKinney ($12,000 + $12,000 = $24,000)defMatt Frevola ($23,000)
Steven Peterson ($23,000 + $23,000 = $46,000)defChase Hooper ($37,000)
Fares Ziam ($14,000 + $14,000 = $28,000)defLuigi Vendramini ($15,000)
Carlos Felipe ($25,000 + $25,000 = $50,000)defJake Collier ($28,000)

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