Chad Mendes’ UFC fight purse and how much money he’s making for his BKFC debut
Chad Mendes will make his Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) debut this weekend. The contest will mark the debut of the former UFC featherweight title contender at 155 pounds. He is ready to fight Joshuah Alvarez at KnuckleMania2. The event will also feature fan favorite Mike Perry taking on Julian Lane of Ultimate Fighter fame.
Chad is still under contract with the UFC. During his retirement, Mendes still had 3 fights left on his contract. However, the organization allowed the 36-year-old to continue the fight despite the pre-existing contract.
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Before the fight in a few days, Chad Mendes revealed that he will earn more money than Francis Ngannou. The UFC heavyweight champion had a reported salary of $600,000 for UFC 270. According to Mendes, his first fight purse for BKFC against Alvarez will be bigger.
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If the statement is indeed true, then this will be the biggest payday of Chad Mendes’ career. He had a long run in the UFC. The California native has entered the octagon 14 times and won 10 of those contests. During his tenure, Mendes had 5 post-fight bonuses.
Chad Mendes was considered one of the most dangerous fighters of his prime. He fought Jose Aldo twice for the undisputed UFC Featherweight Championship at UFC 142 and UFC 179 respectively. For both events, he would have done $18,000 and $98,000.
Chad ‘Money’ Mendes got the biggest payday of his career at UFC 189. The fight was for the interim championship as Jose Aldo pulled out of the originally scheduled main event. Despite falling short against the “Notorious One”, Mendes won a reported amount of $500,000. He is reported that Chad earned $1,655,000 throughout his UFC career.
However, that will change after this Saturday. But neither BKC nor Chad Mendes have revealed the official salary for the event. But based on Chad’s comments, it’s likely to be over $645,000. This is what France Ngannou did for her last fight.