Two of the biggest fighters in the world, literally and figuratively, are ready to face off for the second time in their impressive careers.
Stipe Miocic-Francis Ngannou 2 is the premier fight at UFC 260, one that sees MMA’s most dangerous heavyweights fight for the championship belt for a second time. Fans may remember Miocic dominating the first bout against Ngannou at UFC 220, but the Nigerian fighter is always a knockout threat with his terrifying strike power. He also earned a win over Junior dos Santos since that loss — a fighter whom Miocic was unable to beat.
That said, the Euclid, Ohio native hasn’t sat on his haunches since fighting Ngannou off in 2018. He had a terrific three-fight series against legendary fighter Daniel Cormier, losing the first bout before rounding off a couple wins to reclaim and defend the UFC Heavyweight Championship.
Regardless of who wins Saturday’s rematch, both fighters stand to make a considerable amount of money for stepping into the Octagon.With that, here’s everything you need to know about the money on the line at UFC 260, including purse, prize money and Miocic and Ngannou’s net worth:
UFC 260 purse, prize money
No purse or prize money has been publicly announced for Miocic-Ngannou 2 at UFC 260, though it stands to reason the fighters will make at least as much in their first match in UFC 220. Miocic earned a disclosed $600,000 for his 2018 win over Ngannou, who himself won $500,000. Those figures don’t include additional payments such as fight bonuses, sponsorships, percentages, etc. Regardless, they are reportedly the highest payouts either fighter has ever won.
What is Stipe Miocic’s net worth?
Miocic’s net worth is estimated to be $4 million, per multiple sites that claim to measure that metric. According to thesportsdaily.com, however, Miocic has earned a disclosed $5.278 million in career earnings. Considering those metrics don’t include other unofficial payments, it’s likely he is worth at least that amount.
What is Francis Ngannou’s net worth?
Ngannou’s career earnings aren’t as high as Miocic’s, but are still sizable. Thesportsdaily.com reports Ngannou has won $2.157 in disclosed earnings. Mmasalaries.com estimates his worth to be between $3 million and $5 million.
Stipe Miocic’s career record
Miocic’s career record is 20-3. Fifteen of his victories come by KO, with the other five via unanimous decision. To date, his only three losses came against Stefan Struve in UFC on Fuel TV (TKO), against Junior dos Santos on UFC on Fox (unanimous decision) and against Daniel Cormier in UFC 226 (TKO). Miocic avenged his loss to Cormier in a pair of consecutive rematches, winning via TKO in UFC 241 and again via unanimous decision in UFC 252.
Miocic won the UFC Heavyweight Championship in April 2016 against Fabricio Werdum at UFC 198, successfully defending it successfully three times before losing it to Cormier. As for the first match with Ngannou —his last successful title defense before losing it to Cormier — Miocic won via unanimous decision.
Each of the three judges scored every round in favor of Miocic:
Francis Ngannou’s career record
Ngannou has a career record of 15-3; 11 of his wins have come via KO, with four coming via submission. All three of Ngannou’s losses were via unanimous decision. He suffered his first loss in his second-ever fight, against Zoumana Cisse in “100% Fight: Contenders 21.” Ngannou then won 10 straight matches — including against such fighters as Arlovski Arlovski and Alistair Overeem — before falling to Miocic in UFC 220.
Ngannou followed that with yet another loss to Derrick Lewis in UFC 226 before pulling off four straight victories against Curtis Blaydes, Cain Velasquez, Junior dos Santos — who, you’ll remember, beat Miocic — and Jairzinho Rozenstruik.