A purse of $ 216,000 was taken by ‘Chito’ Vera for his amazing KO of Frankie Edgar at UFC 268 | Other Sports | sports

He also climbed to eleventh place in the UFC bantamweight division rankings.November 10, 2021 - 12:02 PMFor his spectacular front-kick knockout vic

He also climbed to eleventh place in the UFC bantamweight division rankings.

November 10, 2021 – 12:02 PM

For his spectacular front-kick knockout victory over Frankie Edgar on the UFC 268 undercard, which took place last Saturday at MSG Madison Square Garden in New York, Marlon Chito Vera took home a purse of $ 216,000 and also climbed to eleventh place. of the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) bantamweight division rankings.

The MMA Salaries website reveals that the Ecuadorian received a base payment of $ 75,000, $ 75,000 for beating Edgar, $ 16,000 for Venum brand sponsorship and $ 50,000 for the performance bonus of the night at the UFC 268 event, adding a total of $ 216,000.

The values ​​are estimates, since the exact figures are not public because the fighters have a confidentiality clause with the company regarding the payments they receive.

Vera, the new number 11 of the top 15 bantamweight, had anticipated that he would finish Edgar, former lightweight champion of the company, in order to start his climb in the ranking and position himself close to the belt.

Bags taken by fighters who competed at UFC 268 in New York, based on MMA Salaries estimates.

Edgar, for his part, received $ 250,000 in fixed payment and $ 21,000 in sponsorship from Venum, for a total of $ 271,000. After the defeat, however, the American veteran fell from eighth to twelfth place.

The protagonist of the main event and current welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman, after beating Colby Covington, obtained a purse of $ 1,042,000, according to MMA Salaries.

Chito Vera (20-7-1 MMA, 12-6 UFC) is now aiming to get a match against Cory Sandhagen or Merab Dvalishvili, ranked third and sixth, respectively. However, he affirmed that he is willing to take the place of José Aldo (fifth) or Rob Font (fourth) in the event that one of them is injured in the fight that both have already agreed on December 4 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. at the UFC Fight Night feature. (D)