Welterweight champion Kamrau Usman earned $640,000 after his title defence against Jorge Masvidal in UFC 251 in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.
Usman defeated Masvidal via unanimous decision after five rounds, winning 50-45, 50-45, 49-46 on all of the judges’ cards to retain his title in his second defence.
The Nigerian Nightmare earned $600,000 for appearing for the fight, and was handed an additional $40,000 for the fight week incentive, while Masvidal took home a total purse of $500,000 after the loss.
The Nigerian has been on the financial rise since becoming the welterweight champion. He earned $590,000 in his first title defence against Colby Covington in December 2019. He also raked in $380,000 in his title win over Tyron Woodly.
Usman has won 16 of his last 17 UFC fights, having lost his second professional fight to Jose Caceres in 2013. The win was Usman’s 12th consecutive win in the UFC, equalling Georges St-Pierre’s record for the longest welterweight winning streak.