UFC 253 was held on September 27, 2020, at the Flash Forum on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The event headlined the middleweight title bout between champion Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa and featured 11 fights in total including another title bout between Jan Blachowicz and Dominick Reyes.
The Stlebender was able to defend his middleweight title against the undefeated Brazilian MMA fighter while Jan Blachowicz took the vacant light heavyweight title. The division was without the champion after the former champ Jon Jones decided to give up the title due to personal reasons.
The UFC will release the precise figures after the culmination of 253, however on the basis of a number of factors viz. Previous earnings, records, the stature of fighters, etc. an estimate can be made about the possible fight purse.
- Israel Adesanya: $640,000 Paulo Costa: $430,000
- Jan Blachowicz: $120,000 Dominick Reyes: $370,000 Middleweight Title Fight
- Kai Kara-France: $45,000 Brandon Royval: $13,500 Light Heavyweight
- Ketlen Vieira: $45,000 Sijara Eubanks: $40,000
- Hakeem Dawodu: $27,000 Zubaira Tukhugov: $25,000
- William Knight: $21,500 Aleksa Camur: $13,500
- Shane Young: $22,000 Ludovit Klein: $21,500
- Diego Sanchez: $120,000 Jake Matthews: $40,000
- Brad Riddell: $13,500 Alex Da Silva Coelho: $13,500
- Khadis Ibragimov: $18,000 Danilo Marques: $13,500
- Juan Espino: $20,000 Jeff Hughes: $17,500