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UFC Vegas 92 Purse and Payouts: Estimated Earnings for Edson Barboza vs.  Lerone Murphy
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UFC Vegas 92 Purse and Payouts: Estimated Earnings for Edson Barboza vs. Lerone Murphy

UFC Vegas 92 will see American knockout artist Edson Barboza headline against Lerone Murphy on May 18 at the Apex. With the kickboxer returning to action following a well-placed UD win over Sodiq Yusuff, fans are eager to know how much Barboza will bag for the five-rounder.

While no official confirmation is available at this time, for the curious, Barboza is expected to earn approximately $271,000 when he takes on the undefeated Murphy. The 38-year-old has a base salary of $250,000, with the remainder made up of income from fight night incentives.

The veteran took home a generous $321,000 in his last fight against Yusuff, including a $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus.

His opponent, ‘The Miracle’ Murphy, has a guaranteed base salary of $30,000 after earning $36,000 for the fight against Joshua Culibao. In terms of numbers, Barboza will enter the ring on Saturday with an impressive record of 24-11-0, while Murphy will look to add one more to the win column.

UFC Vegas 92 Purse and Payouts: Estimated Earnings for Edson Barboza vs.  Lerone Murphy
April 12, 2023, Kansas City, MO, Missouri, USA: KANSAS Kansas City, MO, MISSOURI – APRIL 12: Edson Barboza speaks to the media prior to his fight during UFC Fight Night Kansas City at T-Mobile Center on April 15, 2023 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. Kansas City, MO USA – ZUMAp175 20230412_zsa_p175_057 Copyright: xMattxDaviesx

But as for Barboza, his eyes are currently on a bigger prize. Ahead of his 30th UFC appearance, Barboza has fanned the flames of a potential ‘BMF’ title fight against Max ‘The Blessed’ Holloway.

Edson Barboza wants to win ‘BMF’ title against Max Holloway

UFC’s promotional ‘BMF’ belt has captivated the fandom and showcased some truly memorable fights. Fighters like Nate Diaz, Justin Gaethje, Dustin Poirier and Jorge Masvidal have all bled for the title, making it one of the most coveted titles in the UFC.

And now Holloway is keeping it up after putting Gaethje to sleep with a last-second KO in the 5th round at UFC 300. While a KO like that over a hard hitter like Gaethje leaves other fighters in doubt, Barboza calls out the ‘BMF’ out. ; the sign of a true BMF contender.

But before he can get his hands on Holloway, Barboza will have to get past Lerone Murphy at UFC Vegas 92.