BoxingUFC 279: Diaz vs Ferguson Purse, Payout and Salaries

UFC 279: Diaz vs Ferguson Purse, Payout and Salaries

Fans of MMA can rejoice as the UFC is back this weekend with another Pay-per-view. Here, you will know the UFC 279 Purse, Payout and Salaries Ferguson.

UFC 279 is scheduled to take place on the 10th of September at the T-Mobile Arena in Nevada, USA. The event is headlined by two veterans of the fight game; Nate Diaz and Tony Ferguson. One of the biggest rising superstars of the UFC, Khamzat Chimaev is back for the co-main event of the night. He will be facing off against Kevin Holland in a catchweight bout. 



The rest of the card is filled with exciting matchups as well. However, the fight card was originally different. Many last-minute changes had to be made due to unfortunate circumstances leading up to the fight. Nate Diaz, who was originally meant to fight Khamzat Chimaev, will now face Tony Ferguson. Chimaev, missing weight, was on the verge of getting pulled out of the card, but now has a new opponent for the night as Kevin Holland decided to step in.  

With multiple massively popular figures of the fight game on the fight card, UFC 279 is predicted to be one of the biggest PPVs of the year. Therefore, those on the card are expected to bag themselves a good payday. We have done extensive analysis and research to provide you with the breakdown of the UFC 279 purse, payout, and salaries.

UFC 279 Purse:

The UFC does not release the official purse before the conclusion of the event. This event is no exemption. However, we have done a thorough research and came up with our estimation of the possible UFC 279 purse, along with the payout and salaries. Read on to find out.

How much will Nate Diaz earn from the fight?

Nate Diaz will make at least $750,00 for his fight against Ferguson from UFC 279 Purse.



Nate Diaz has been part of the UFC for a decade and a half now. Over the years, he has become one of the biggest fan-favorite fighters on the UFC roster. UFC fans across the globe cannot wait for September 10 as this could possibly be the Stockton-born’s last event with the UFC.

Following his first fight against Conor Mcgregor in 2016, Diaz has been getting massive payouts due to his stardom. He is part of three of the top 10 PPV of UFC, thanks to his two fights against Mcgregor and one against Masvidal.

Diaz’s biggest payday to date was the 2nd Mcgregor fight when he received $2.07 million. His most recent fight in UFC 263, however, earned him a relatively lesser salary of $271,000. Despite a base pay of only $250,000 similar to the last fight, Diaz is expected to make much more in UFC 279 as it is likely that he will be getting a bonus for headlining a pay-per-view event this time.

Although PPV share is exclusive to UFC champions, Diaz has been eligible for it in the past due to his huge stardom. Considering the pattern of these previous payouts, along with the analysis of the hype among the fans for UFC 279, Nate Diaz will earn an estimated $750,000 from the UFC 279 Purse.

How much will Tony Ferguson earn from the fight?

According to our analysis, Tony Ferguson will earn $616,000 from the UFC 279 Purse.

Similar to his opponent, Ferguson is much-loved by UFC fans all around the world. His playful character and energetic persona have earned him this love which translated well into the payouts of his previous fights. Our research has shown that Ferguson has made at least $100,000 in all of the last 11 fights. His biggest pay cheque of $530,00 came in UFC 249 when fought for the UFC Interim Lightweight Championship against Justin Gaethje



Tony Ferguson’s base salary remained $500,000 for his next three fights. Yet, he is making his first appearance in the main event of a PPV since the Gaethje fight. Therefore, he is expected to make more than in any of his last three fights. $616,000 total salary, including the possible performance bonus and sponsorship money, is very likely for El-Cucuy.

Nate Diaz Net Worth:

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Nate Diaz has an estimated net worth of $8 million.

The Diaz Brothers are considered icons of the fight game. Nate, the younger one of the two, was in the shadow of his more accomplished brother, Nick Diaz for the first part of his career. 

However, this changed in 2016 when the TUF season 5 winner upset “The Notorious” Conor Mcgregor in their bout in UFC 196. The last six years made Nate Diaz arguably the biggest prize-fighter in the industry. With this rapid success, his net worth grew and is currently estimated to be around $8 million.

Tony Ferguson Net Worth:

Tony Ferguson’s net worth is $2 million according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Tony Ferguson is regarded as one of the best fighters in the history of the UFC to not win the Undisputed Championship title. His matchup with Khabib Nurmagomedov is considered to be the biggest fight ever that never materialized, having been canceled five times. 

Ferguson earned his fame on his course to reaching a record 12-fight win streak. His eccentric character and exciting fighting style also helped him become one of the most popular fighters on the roster. As a past Interim World Champion, Ferguson is near the top of the food chain in terms of fighter salaries. With the help of the payouts he received in his 32-fight-long career and with his brand value, the estimated  $2 million net worth is just about right.

How to Watch UFC 279: Diaz vs Ferguson?

  • ESPN+

To watch UFC 279: Diaz vs Ferguson, get the subscription to ESPN+ month and buy the PPV.

If you are already an ESPN+ subscriber, the PPV will cost you $74.99. However, for new subscribers, you can watch the event by buying the bundle which includes the PPV and an annual ESPN+ subscription for $99.99 only. Join ESPN+ from here.

Fight Card:

Main Card

Fight Weight
Nate Diaz vs. Tony Ferguson* Welterweight 
Khamzat Chimaev vs. Kevin Holland** Catchweight
Li Jingliang vs. Daniel Rodriguez Catchweight
Irene Aldana vs. Macy Chiasson Bantamweight
Johnny Walker vs. Ion Cutelaba Light Heavyweight

*main-event

**co-main event

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