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UFC 245 salaries and fight purses revealed: Covington, Usman lead all

One of the most heated rivalries in the UFC today will look to end the year with a bang. Kamaru Usman defends his UFC Welterweight Title against Colby Covington at UFC 245 this Saturday (Dec. 14) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Not only are these two main eventing, but they are walking out of the T-Mobile Arena with a big bonus.

On a card with three title fights, Usman (15-1) and Covington (15-1) will make the most out of anyone. They are both guaranteed to make $500,000.

How large of a sum are they making? UFC Featherweight Champion Max Holloway is making $350,000, while his opponent, Alexander Volkanovski, is making $250,000. One of the most shocking breakdowns is that of UFC Bantamweight and Featherweight Champion Amanda Nunes, who is making $350,000 to show, and an extra $100,000 if she wins. Her opponent, Germaine de Randamie, is only expected to receive $100,000.

Here are the full salaries and win bonuses announced for everyone competing at UFC 245:

* Kamaru Usman ($500,000) v. Colby Covington ($500,000) 

* Max Holloway ($350,000) v. Alexander Volkanovski ($250,000) 

* Amanda Nunes ($350,000 to show, $100,000 to win) v. Germaine de Randamie ($100,000) 

* Marlon Moraes ($110,000 to show, $110,000 to win) v. Jose Aldo ($400,000 to show, $50,000 to win)

* Petr Yan ($400,000 to show, $50,000 to win) v. Urijah Faber ($250,000)

* MIke Perry ($90,000 to show, $90,000 to win) v. Geoff Neal ($31,000 to show, $31,000 to win)

* Ketlen Vieira ($33,000 to show, $33,000 to win) v. Irene Aldana ($40,000 to show, $40,000 to win)

* Ian Heinisch ($25,000 to show, $25,000 to win) v. Omari Akhemedov ($55,000, $55,000 to win)

* Matt Brown ($80,000 to show, $80,000 to win) v. Ben Saunders ($35,000 to show, $35,000 to win)

* Chase Hooper ($24,000 to show, $24,000 to win) v. Daniel Teymur ($18,000 to show, $18,000 to win)

* Brandon Moreno ($31,000 to show, $31,000 to win) v. Kai Kara France ($24,000 to show, $25,000 to win)

* Jessica Eye ($48,000 to show, $48,000 to win – will pay $14,400 of her show money for missing weight) v. Viviane Araujo ($45,000 to show, $45,000 to win)

* Puna Soriano ($10,000 to show, 10,000 to win) v. Oskar Piechota ($20,000 to show, $20,000 to win)

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