On the first week of July, Ultimate Fighting Championship will organize the UFC 290. The event will feature a highly anticipated UCH Featherweight title fight between Alexander Volkanovski and Yair Rodriguez.
Featuring 9 professional bouts the event will take place at the T-Mobile Arena. In addition to the main title event, there will be a co-main event featuring the UFC Flyweight championship. This one will be between Brandon Moreno and Alexandre Pantoja.
The five main card fights will be PPV exclusive under the UFC’s official streaming platform, UFC Fighters Pass. While the preliminary card bouts will be available for free on ESPN+.
Read the article to learn more about the prize amount, and purse distribution of the upcoming UFC 290.
UFC 290 Volkanovski vs Rodriguez Purse & Payout:
The total prize pool for UFC 290 is yet to be published from the Ultimate Fighting Championship promotions. However, it is anticipated that the main card fight between Alexander Volkanovski and Yair Rodriguez will feature a $600,000 prize pool. Additionally, there will be a PPV share contract for both fighters.
More information on the purse distribution for this upcoming professional MMA event is listed below –
How much will Alexander Volkanovski get?
Australian MMA professional, Alexander Volkanovski is the current UFC Featherweight champion. He has a career record of 25 wins to 2 losses, from 27 bouts.
Volkanovski earned his title at the UFC 245 in 2019, from a win against Max Holloway. Since then, he faced four defense fights and won them successfully. However, this February he challenged Islam Makhachev for the Lightweight title but lost.
His most recent fight at the UFC 284 earned Volkanovski a total of $1.08 million. There he earned $500k via purse and $500k via PPV share. Before that, he earned $450,000 on average from his previous title defense fights.
The Australian fighter is expected to get a $450,000 guaranteed purse from his upcoming title defense fight too. There will be an additional $42,000 sponsorship incentive and PPV shares. These are expected to push his total income over $1 million once again.
How much will Yair Rodriguez get?
Yair Rodriguez is a professional mixed martial artist in contract with the UFC. He is the promotion’s current interim titleholder for the featherweight division. His career record is 15-3 from 19 fights.
In 2021, Rodriguez faced his most recent loss against Max Holloway. However, he got back up defeating Brian Ortega at UFC on ABC 2022. Then in February, Rodriguez fought and TKO’ed Josh Emmett to win the UFC Interim Featherweight Championship.
The Mexican pulled a $270,000 check from his interim win event. Which came from his $110k guaranteed purse, $100k win bonus, $10k sponsorship incentive, and $50k bonus from his UFC contract.
Therefore, Yair Rodriguez is expected to earn a $150,000 guaranteed purse from his title challenge fight at UFC 290. In addition, there will be a win bonus and a performance of the night bonus to achieve. Furthermore, he will be eligible for a share of the PPV. As such, his total income is expected to reach $500,000 from the upcoming night.
Alexander Volkanovski’s Net Worth in 2023:
In 2023, Alexander Volkanovski has a net worth of $3.5 million. He has earned over $2 million from his career at the UFC.
Yair Rodriguez’s Net Worth in 2023:
Yair Rodriguez’s net worth is estimated at around $7 million. He has earned around $1.4 million from his UFC career.