UFC 274 was full of exciting fights and stellar performances that kept the viewers on the edge of their seats throughout the evening. Owing to the fact that the main card was filled with some close bouts wins that could have gone either way.
Moreover, This PPV featured many big names and most of them delivered to the expectations. Charles Oliviera vs Justin Gaethje fight was like a roller coaster ride as both fighters startled each other with their aggressive striking from the minute go.
However, Do Bronx showed his grit and maintained his composure and displayed a masterful performance to defeat Justin Gaethje in the main event.
Meanwhile, Michael Chandler shocked the entire world as he knocked out Tony Ferguson with a brutal front kick. However, the main card suffered a big blow after Donald Cerrone had to withdraw from his scheduled bout against Joe Lauzon and the promotion decided to cancel this fight.
Besides, the co-main event fight between Rose Namajunas and Carla Esparza was not entertaining as both the strawweights trod cautiously. Moving forward let us take a look at the fight purses of some of the fighters that featured in UFC 274.
Fight purses of the Main card stars at UFC 274
Khaos Williams kicked off the main card of UFC 274 with a three-round bout. Brown picked up a comfortable unanimous decision win and for this fight, he earned a total of $95,000. Meanwhile, Khaos received $35,000.
In the next fight, veteran Mauricio Rua fell short against Ovince Saint Preux in a grueling three-round war. He amassed $220,000 for this bout. On the other hand, Ovince earned $110,000 from this action-packed matchup.
Thereafter the big lightweight showdown between Michael Chandler and Tony Ferguson took place. In this highly anticipated bout, El Cucuy started strongly as he dropped The Iron in the first round. However, Chandler landed a vicious front kick to flatline Ferguson in the second round to grab an impressive win.
Consequently, Michael received a $50,000 performance bonus and in total he earned $620,000 for this fight. On the other hand, Tony Ferguson made $420,000 from his KO loss to Chandler. The co-main event title fight between Rose Namajunas and Carla Esparza was extremely close and could have gone either way.
Because both fighters did not take any risks and displayed a lacklustre performance. However, Esparza edged past Rose via split decision and became the new strawweight champion. Thug Rose earned $642,000 for this title bout which includes the sponsor payouts. Meanwhile, Carla attained $430,000 for her win over Namajunas.
Charles Oliveira vs Justin Gaethje was very eventful as The Highlight dropped Do Bronx twice and Oliveira wobbled Gaethje a few times in the first two minutes of the fight itself. In the end, Oliveira showed his impressive jiu-jitsu skills and submitted Justin via rear-naked choke.
Charles Oliveira is the best Lightweight in the world, with or without the belt pic.twitter.com/Geb2JW9VwG
— Jason Williams (@jasoneg33) May 8, 2022
The Brazilian lightweight contender reportedly made somewhere around $700,000 for his win over The Highlight. Whereas Justin Gaethje received $632,000 for this main event bout. It is to be noted that all the above-mentioned fight purses are an estimate and not the exact figures as the promotion has not released the actual amounts.