UFC: Nigeria’s Israel Adesanya Emerges Top Earner

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The salaries of UFC 263 fighters earlier this month has surfaced online and middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya, has emerged as the highest earner.

Adesanya was the main attraction in Glendale, Arizona, on June 12.

The Nigerian-born New Zealand fighter was paid $500,000 for his unanimous decision win over Marvin Vettori, as revealed to MMAJunkie

Vettori himself earned $350,000 for his role in the main event.

This makes both fighters the two highest earners.

Nate Diaz, who was making his comeback to the octagon, earned $250,000 in his defeat to Leon Edwards.

The British fighter earned $220,000, which includes a $110,000 win bonus, for his unanimous decision victory.