UFC Vegas 2: Salaries And Suspensions

UFC Vegas 2 went down this past weekend at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada. While many fans complained ahead of the night for its lack of star power fighting on the card, the fights did not disappoint. Of the ten fights, five finished in the first round and two ended in a split decision.

Although the card pleasantly surprised some fans, the salaries suggest that the card did lack big names. The payroll for the twenty athletes fighting at the APEX came to well under $1 million.

As well as being the biggest winner on the night, after their wins against Jessica Eye and Karl Roberson respectively in the main and co-main event, Cynthia Calvillo and Marvin Vettori were also the highest earners on the night.

Below is the full list of fighters’ salaries from UFC Vegas 2, according to the Nevada State Athletic Commission (via MMA Junkie). The numbers include win bonuses and performance bonuses but doesn’t include Reebok fighter payouts or any other payments or sponsorships.

Cynthia Calvillo: $122,750 including $55,000 win bonus and $12,750/25% of Eye’s purse for missing weight.

Jessica Eye: $38,250 – $51,000 to show minus $12,750/25% paid to Calvillo after missing weight.

Marvin Vettori: $148,000 including $43,000 win bonus and $12,000/30% of Roberson’s purse for missing weight. Plus $50,000 for his ‘Performance of the Night’.

Karl Roberson: $28,000 – $40,000 to show minus $12,000/30% paid to Vettori after missing weight.

Charles Rosa: $68,000 including $34,000 win bonus

Kevin Aguilar: $25,000

Andre Fili: $110,000 including $55,000 win bonus

Charles Jourdain: $16,000

Jordan Espinosa: $24,000 including $12,000 win bonus

Mark De La Rosa: $21,000

Mariya Agapova: $70,000 including $10,000 win bonus. Plus $50,000 for his ‘Performance of the Night’.

Hannah Cifers: $35,000

Merab Dvalishvili: $46,000 including $23,000 win bonus

Gustavo Lopez: $12,000

Julia Avila: $24,000 including $12,000 win bonus

Gina Mazany: $16,000

Tyson Nam: $80,800 including $14,000 win bonus and $2,800/20% of Adashev’s purse for missing weight. Plus $50,000 for his ‘Performance of the Night’.

Zarrukh Adashev: $11,200 – $14,000 to show minus $2,800/20% to Nam after missing weight

Christian Aguilera: $74,000 including $12,000 win bonus. Plus $50,000 for his ‘Performance of the Night’.

Anthony Ivy: $12,000


Not only did Calvillo and Vettori walk away from UFC Vegas 2 with the biggest wins and biggest fight purses, they also received the longest medical suspensions. Both receiving potential six month suspensions.

Below are the full list of medical suspended fighters from UFC Vegas 2, from the NSAC.

Cynthia Calvillo: Must have right shoulder MRI. If positive, she must have orthopaedic or sports medicine doctor clearance or no contest until December 11th. Minimum suspension until July 14th with no contract until July 5th.

Marvin Vettori: Must have right knee MRI. If positive, he must have orthopaedic or sports medicine doctor clearance or no contest until December 11th. Minimum suspension until July 14th with no contract until July 5th.

Charles Rosa: Must have forehead laceration cleared by a doctor or no contest until August 13th with no contact until July 29th.

Kevin Aguilar: Suspended until August 13th with no contact until July 29th.

Zarrukh Adashev: Suspended until August 13th with no contact until July 29th.

Mark De La Rosa: Suspended until July 29th with no contact until July 14th.

Gina Mazany: Suspended until July 29th with no contact until July 14th.

Anthony Ivy: Suspended until July 29th with no contact until July 14th.

Charles Jourdain: Suspended until July 14th with no contact until July 5th.

Hannah Cifers: Suspended until July 14th with no contact until July 5th.

Gustavo Lopez: Suspended until July 14th with no contact until July 5th.

Are there any salaries or medical suspensions that you find particularly surprising?

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