UFC Mexico City fight night 2024 payouts, purse, and salaries for Brandon Royval vs Brandon Moreno 2, full fight card results, bonus prize money winners list

UFC Mexico City fight night 2024 payouts, purse, and salaries for Brandon Royval vs Brandon Moreno 2, full fight card results, bonus prize money winners list

We examine details about UFC Mexico City, which took place inside Mexico City’s Arena CDMX including the main event winner, fight card, bonus prize winners, & payouts

Brandon Royval endured nearly four years of waiting before finally achieving his revenge against Brandon Moreno in the UFC Mexico City main event, clinching a hard-earned split decision victory. In their initial bout, Moreno had secured a TKO victory due to an injury sustained by Royval. Despite initially trailing in a couple of rounds on Saturday, Royval persisted, continually pressuring Moreno and landing over 400 strikes throughout the five-round bout.

UFC Mexico City fight night 2024 payouts, purse, and salaries for Brandon Royval vs Brandon Moreno 2, full fight card results and bonus prize money winners list

UFC Mexico City salaries, purse details, & net payout of all fighters

Reports indicate that Brandon Moreno ranked as the second highest-paid fighter at UFC Mexico City. He received a base salary of $200,000 along with an incentive pay of $16,000, resulting in a total reported salary of $216,000. In contrast, Brandon Royval received a base pay of $100,000 with an incentive of $6,000 at UFC Mexico City, totaling $106,000.

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Ortega pocketed an additional $50,000 in Performance of the Night bonus money for his achievement, marking the eighth post-fight bonus he has received in his UFC career. Manuel Torres secured the card’s second Performance of the Night bonus for his win against Chris Duncan. Daniel Zellhuber and Francisco Prado, both lightweights, were awarded Fight of the Night honors for their intense three-round battle, ultimately won by Zellhuber via unanimous decision.

UFC Mexico City full fight card results, main event winner, & bonus award winners

Throughout the fight, both fighters exercised caution, with Royval assuming the role of aggressor and Moreno primarily countering. As the contest progressed into the fourth round, Moreno found success with a combination featuring a powerful right hook followed by a leg kick. In the fifth and final round, Moreno intensified his pressure, landing a well-timed punch on Royval’s eye and attempting a takedown.

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Despite occasional inaccuracies in his strikes, Royval’s relentless assault prevented Moreno from gaining momentum, particularly in the final 15 minutes of the fight. While it may not have culminated in the highlight-reel finish he desired, Royval’s victory was paramount. This win propels Royval back into contention for the flyweight title, although his previous losses to Pantoja raise uncertainty regarding an immediate championship rematch.

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When the judges revealed their scorecards, two judges favored Royval with scores of 48-47, while the third judge scored it 49-46 for Moreno. Nevertheless, this was enough for Royval to secure the victory, marking his return to the win column. Following his triumph, Royval delivered a resounding message to UFC flyweight champion Alexandre Pantoja, who observed the action from nearby.

we examine the fight card results and bonus award winners from the UFC Mexico City:
  • Main Event Result: Brandon Royval defeated Brandon Moreno via Split Decision (48–47, 46–49, 48–47)
  • Fight of the Night: Daniel Zellhuber vs. Francisco Prado
  • Performance of the Night: Brian Ortega and Manuel Torres
Main Card (ESPN+)
Weight Class Winner Loser Method Round Time
Flyweight Brandon Royval Brandon Moreno Decision 5 5:00
Featherweight Brian Ortega Yair Rodríguez Submission 3 0:58
Lightweight Daniel Zellhuber Francisco Prado Decision 3 5:00
Women’s Strawweight Yazmin Jauregui Sam Hughes Decision 3 5:00
Lightweight Manuel Torres Chris Duncan Submission 1 1:46
Preliminary Card (ESPN+)
Bantamweight Raoni Barcelos Cristian Quiñonez Submission 3 2:04
Flyweight Jesús Santos Aguilar Mateus Mendonça Decision 3 5:00
Catchweight Edgar Chairez Daniel Lacerda Submission 1 2:17
Lightweight Farès Ziam Claudio Puelles Decision 3 5:00
Flyweight Ronaldo Rodríguez Denys Bondar Submission 2 4:59
Flyweight Felipe dos Santos Victor Altamirano Decision 3 5:00
Featherweight Muhammad Naimov Erik Silva TKO 1 0:44

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