Ultimate Fighting Championship promotion just announced their next Fight Night event. Dubbed officially as “UFC Fight Night: Song vs Simon”, the event will take place this Saturday in UFC’s Las Vegas-based UFC Apex arena.
The event will feature a total of 11 professional mixed martial arts bouts. The main event card will feature a bantamweight class fight between Yadong Song and Ricky Simon. While the co-main bout will be a middleweight fight between Caio Borralho and Michal Oleksiejczuk.
The upcoming UFC Fight Night event will be an ESPN+ exclusive within the United States. Although preliminary card fights will be available to watch on UFC’s Fight Pass streaming media. It is scheduled to start at 04:30 p.m. Et on April 29th.
All the information on the prize pool and payout distribution for the Saturday night UFC event in Las Vegas are given here –
UFC Fight Night: Song vs Simon Purse & Payout:
Official announcement on the total purse pool of UFC Fight Night: Song vs Simon is yet to be published. However, the purse amount of the main event card fight between Yadong Song and Ricky Simon is reportedly $180,000. More info on the purse distribution between the two main card fighters is detailed below –
How much will Yadong Song get?
Yadong Song is a bantamweight MMA professional, currently in contract with UFC. He is also popular by his in-ring nickname “Kung Fu Kid.” The Chinese fighter currently holds a career record of 19 wins and 7 losses.
In his most recent event, Song fought against Cory Sandhagen. He earned only a $80,000 guaranteed purse from the losing bout.
From the upcoming UFC Fight Night event, Song is expected to earn a $100,000 guaranteed purse. If he makes a comeback capturing the win, there will be an additional $100,000 win bonus. Including the sponsorship payout, the Chinese are expected to earn between $250,000 – $300,000 from the Saturday night event.
How much will Ricky Simon get?
Ricky Simon is an American professional mixed martial artist. The bantamweight class fighter currently has a career record of 20 wins to 3 losses alongside a KO-to-win ratio of 30%.
Simon won against Jack Shore last year. Before which, he won against Raphael Assuncao in 2021. Attending the fight, he earned a $60,000 guaranteed purse and another $60,000 as win bonus. This bundled with the $6,000 fight week incentive, earned him a $126,000 check from the fight.
Simon is expected to get an $80,000 guaranteed purse from the upcoming fight against Song. If he can keep the win streak, there will be an additional $80,000 win bonus. Therefore, his total income is expected to be between $170,000 – $200,000.
Yadong Song’s Net Worth in 2023:
The Chinese MMA pro, Yadong Song’s net worth is over $500,000 in 2023. He earned over $700,000 from his professional mixed martial arts career.
Ricky Simon’s Net Worth in 2023:
Ricky Simon has a net worth of $500,000 in 2023. His current pay at the UFC is estimated $80,000 per fight.