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Dricus Du Plessis earned the middleweight title by beating Sean Strickland via decision at UFC 297. That said, the 185 lbs titlist also went on to bag a million-dollar paycheck for his first title shot in the promotion.

Having won the belt, Du Plessis can now make more money in his next fights, especially when he has a massive fanbase in South Africa and all over the world.  Meanwhile, the UFC 297 victory over Sean Strickland was seemingly a landmark achievement for ‘Still Knocks’ in terms of economic gains, Here’s a detailed analysis of how much Sean Strickland and Dricus Du Plessis earned at UFC 297.

UFC 297 Payouts: Dricus Du Plessis’ Earnings From The Sean Strickland Fight

The exact amounts of their financial gains from UFC 297 are unclear but both – Strickland and Du Plessis pocketed million-dollar checks. Per reports, Dricus Du Plessis had a base price of 350K while Sean Strickland had a base price of $500K.

The numbers further expanded after adding the Pay-Per-View months, win bonus fights bonus, and sponsorship amounts. Marca claims that Dricus Du Plessis made $1 million from his UFC 297 appearance, while Sean Strickland bagged $3 million. If Dricus Du Plessis can establish himself as a reputed champion with successful title defenses, he can continue to bag more million-dollar paychecks in the future. Here’s a look at how the UFC 297 PPV went down and which fighters won in the card.

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Main Card

Dricus Du Plessis Bears Sean Strickland for the middleweight title via decision

Raquel Pennington beats Mayra Bueno Silva for the women’s bantamweight title via decision

Neil Magny knocks out Mike Mallot in 4:45 mins of Round 3- Welterweight fight

Chris Curtis beats Marc-Andre-Barriault via decision- Heavyweight fight

Movsar Evloev beats Arnold Allen via decision- Featherweight fight


Garrett Armfield beats Brad Katona via decision- Bantamweight fight

Sean Woodson beats Charles Jourdain via decision- Featherweight fight

Ramon Taveras beats Serhiy Sidey via decision- Bantamweight fight

Gillian Robertson knocks out Polyana Viana in 3:12 mins of Round 2- Women’s Strawweight fight

Early Prelims

Sam Patterson submits Yohan Lainesse in 2:03 mins of Round 1- Welterweight fight

Jimmy Flick submits Malcolm Gordon in 4:21 mins of Round 3- Women’s Bantamweight fight

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