UFC 288: Sterling vs Cejudo Purse Payout and Salaries

Aljamain Sterling will settle his next title defense fight against Henry Cejudo in the upcoming Ultimate Fighting Championship event. This Saturday, UFC 288 will take place at the New Jersey based Prudential Center.

The professional MMA event will feature a total of 12 fights including the Sterling vs Cejudo bout as its main event card fight. Meanwhile, the co-main card will feature the welterweight bout between Belal Muhammad and Gilbert Burns.

The PPV exclusive event will be available exclusively on ESPN in the United States. Read to know more details about the UFC 288 purse and payout distributions here.

UFC 288: Purse and Payout:

Official announcement on the complete purse pool of UFC 288 is yet to be published. However, the title event “Sterling vs Cejudo” will reportedly feature a $900,000 purse itself. Furthermore, there will be PPV share, additional bonus and fight week incentive for both competitors.

More details on the UFC 288 purse distribution are given below –

How much will Aljamain Sterling earn?

Aljamain Sterling is the American professional mixed martial artist, alternatively known as the “Funk Master.” The 33 years old professional holds a career record of 22 wins to 3 losses. He is the current UFC Bantamweight champion.

Sterling’s most recent performance was at the UFC 280 in 2022. There he defeated TJ Dillashaw to win a $500,000 guaranteed purse. Including the PPV and bagged over $670,000.

The American Jiu-Jitsu specialist will receive a $500,000 guaranteed purse from his upcoming 3rd title defense. In addition, he will receive 45% of the PPV share. As such, his total income from the fight is expected to reach $1 million. Which will be one of his career’s biggest incomes yet.

How much will Henry Cejudo earn?

Henry Cejudo is an American professional mixed martial artist. The former UFC Flyweight and Bantamweight champion is currently holding a professional record of 16-2.

Cejudo last fought at the UFC 249. There he earned the victory against Dominick Cruz via TKO. This fight earned him around $400,000 as guaranteed purse and $410,000 in total.

The Bantamweight competitor will receive a $500,000 reward as guaranteed purse. Including his 55% PPV share and sponsorship bonus, Cejudo’s Saturday night fight’s payment is expected at well over $1 million.

Aljamain Sterling Net Worth:

In 2023, Aljamain Sterling’s net worth is $2 million. The UFC Bantamweight champion earns $500,000 at least from each of his title defense appearance.

Henry Cejudo Net Worth:

Henry Cejudo has a net worth of $2 million in 2022. Although, the fighter was absent from the professional ring for two years. His popularity hasn’t changed much yet.

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