UCF 237 Estimated Prize Cash: What Will Namajunas & Andrade Make?
Rose Namajunas and Jessica Andrade are making historical past tonight. For the primary time in UFC historical past, a ladies’s strawweight title bout will function the principle occasion of a pay-per-view card on Saturday.
After 13 months off and coaching, Namajunas defends her 115-pound title in opposition to 19-6 Jessica Andrade in her yard of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Each Brazilians have an analogous preventing historical past as of late, as OddsShark writes:
“Thug Rose” (8-3) final misplaced to Karolina Kowalkiewicz in July 2016 by unanimous determination. Andrade (19-6) beat Kowalkiewicz final September by first-round knockout. Namajunas owns a 2015 win over Angela Hill by first-round submission. Andrade beat Hill in 2017 by unanimous determination. Lastly, Namajunas received the belt with a first-round TKO of Joanna Jedrzejczyk in November 2017 and defended it with a unanimous determination win over Jedrzejczyk final April. Andrade misplaced to Jedrzejczyk at UFC 211 by unanimous determination.
With such a giant determination, what sort of cash could possibly be anticipated of the 2 after tonight? Let’s take a stab on the potentialities.
Namajunas vs. Andrade Estimated Payday for UFC 237
As soon as official gate numbers roll in, the prize cash usually will get disclosed for all the UFC fights, notably the headline ones. With that stated, they’re a pair baselines and precedents to work with to know what Namajunas and Andrade ought to anticipate to be paid.
The final time two ladies headlined a UFC occasion was 224 (UFC 230 noticed last-minute adjustments that bumped up Daniel Cormier and Derrick Lewis). The headliners at 224 have been Amanda Nunes and Raquel Pennington, who in keeping with Sports activities Each day earned roughly $260okay and $130okay, respectively.
That combat had just a little bit extra public curiosity in it because of the historic nature of Pennington and Nunes being the primary all-queer headliners for a UFC occasion. Nonetheless, UFC 237 has two Brazilian fighters (one additionally LGBT) headlining a match in Brazil, so the gate may skyrocket because of probably excessive attendance.
Andrade and Namajunas have seen 6-figure payouts earlier than. Andrade’s greatest to this date was a $164okay at her UFC 228 victory over Kowalkiewicz. Namajunas tallied $240okay at her UFC 223 win over Jedrzejczyk final April.
This speaks to the truth that Andrade and Namajunas ought to see comparable payouts, if not increased because of excessive attendance, than Pennington and Nunes. It’s value noting that these earnings by Sports activities Each day are unofficial. Their final formally disclosed prize winnings as described by Forbes are:
Namajunas’ most up-to-date disclosed pay was $46,000 for her UFC 201 loss to Karolina Kowalkiewicz. She has fought thrice since that setback and gone 3-0. Two of these bouts have been title combat victories.
Andrade’s most up-to-date disclosed payday was $96,000 ($48,000/$48,000) for her determination win over Tecia Torres at UFC on FOX 28. She has fought as soon as since then. Andrade received that combat by knockout.
Struggle Evening Bonuses:
Namajunas has received three fight-night bonus awards for a complete of $150,000.
Andrade has received 4 fight-night bonus awards for a complete of $200,000.
With this in thoughts, the estimate right here is $300okay for the winner and $150okay for the loser. This text might be up to date as soon as the gate is official and estimates will be made much more exact.