PFL 4 payouts – Two fighters grab six-figure purses

With PFL 4 in the books, the Georgia Athletic Commission has released salary info for all the fighters on the card.

By: Zane Simon | 4 months ago
PFL 4 payouts – Two fighters grab six-figure purses
Movlid Khaybulaev weighs in. IMAGO/Zuma Wire

Alongside the UFC’s big PPV this last week, the PFL got back to action with their 2023 regular season. The PFL 4 card saw one massive upset on the night as former (brief) UFC talent Jesus Pinedo knocked out 2022 featherweight million-dollar winner Brendan Loughnane in the main event. That loss accounted for the first stoppage defeat of any kind in Loughnane’s 13-year MMA career and means the Englishman will miss out on this year’s playoff tournament.

Results and standings aside, however, because the event took place in the state of Georgia, fans get another increasingly rare glimpse at fighter purses for one of the sports’ top organizations. With the event now done and dusted, it looks like Bubba Jenkins and Movlid Khaybulaev took home the night’s top salaries.

Bubba Jenkins & Movlid Khaybulaev net $100k at PFL 4

There weren’t any shocking numbers coming out of this week’s PFL card (as reported by MMA Fighting), but as a previous season winner, it’s no surprise that Movlid Khaybulaev would bank one of the highest paydays for the card. Khaybulaev picked up the 2021 crown in his first ever season with the PFL, beating Lance Palmer, Brendan Loughnane, and Chris Wade along the way. Unfortunately the Dagestani was forced to sit out the 2022 season due to injury but appears to be in top form this year.

A former NCAA DI champion, Bubba Jenkins has yet to grab any major awards in his MMA career. Once a Bellator mainstay, Jenkins left the promotion in 2016 off a loss to Georgi Karakhanyan. He joined the PFL just under five years later, making it to the semi-finals in 2021 and the finals in 2022, where he lost to Loughnane. With their victories on Thursday, Khaybulaev and Jenkins both look to have secured their spot in the tournament rounds.

Complete salaries from PFL 4

  • Jesus Pinedo – $30,000 ($15k/$15k | show/win)
  • Brendan Loughnane – $50,000
  • Movlid Khaybulaev – $100,000 ($50k/$50k | show/win)
  • Tyler Diamond – $15,000
  • Marthin Hamlet – $56,000 ($28k/$28k | show/win)
  • Sam Kei – $10,000
  • Bubba Jenkins – $100,000 ($50k/$50k | show/win)
  • Sung Bin Jo – $13,000
  • Josh Silveira – $62,000 ($31k/$31k | show/win)
  • Delan Monte – $13,000
  • Gabriel Braga – $22,000 ($11k/$11k | show/win)
  • Marlon Moraes – $50,000
  • Ty Flores – $30,000 ($15k/$15k | show/win)
  • Dan Spohn – $20,000
  • Chris Wade – $76,000 ($38k/$38k | show/win)
  • Ryoji Kudo – $16,000
  • Impa Kasanganay – $16,000 ($8k/$8k | show/win)
  • Tim Caron – $10,000
  • Andrew Sanchez – $36,000 ($18k/$18k | show/win)
  • Taylor Johnson – $10,000
  • Abigail Montes – $26,000 ($13k/$13k | show/win)
  • Brandy Hester – $3,000
  • Alexei Pergande – $12,000 ($6k/$6k | show/win)
  • Akeem Bashir – $3,000

Note: As always, salary numbers listed here do not represent any side letter agreements, locker room bonuses, sponsorship deals or other performance based payments that might be made by the promotion to the athletes. Nor do these numbers reflect any taxes, commission fees, fines, nor coaching and management percentages paid by fighters to members of their team. These numbers are purely indicative of the base guaranteed fight purses agreed to by PFL and their athletes as reported to the state commission.

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Zane Simon
Zane Simon

Zane Simon is a senior editor, writer, and podcaster for Bloody Elbow. He has worked with the website since 2013, taking on a wide variety of roles. A lifelong combat sports fan, Zane has trained off & on in both boxing and Muay Thai. He currently hosts the long-running MMA Vivisection podcast, which he took over from Nate Wilcox & Dallas Winston in 2015, as well as the 6th Round podcast, started in 2014. Zane is also responsible for developing and maintaining the ‘List of current UFC fighters’ on Bloody Elbow, a resource he originally developed for Wikipedia in 2010.

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