The Sports Daily have done a deep dive into the salaries, fighter pay and incentive pay from UFC 70 and the upcoming UFC 285.
Jon Jones is set to become the highest-paid heavyweight with a total of $1.032m from salary, fighter pay and incentives combined.
While Brendan Allen took home the highest payday from UFC with a total payout of $226,000. To read the full story, you can go here.
UFC 285 Fighter Pay | UFC 285 Salaries And Payouts
The UFC typically doesn’t disclose fighter pay for obvious reasons (contract negotiations) but there are some previously disclosed figures that can help us come to an appropriate estimate.
Using those figures, we’ve crunched the numbers to foresee the potential payouts for the fighters on this weekend’s upcoming PPV event UFC 285.
See below for the highest earners for UFC 285:
- Jon Jones – $1,032,000
- Ciryl Gane – $532,000
- Valentina Shevchenko – $442,000
- Cody Garbrandt – $161,000
- Alexa Grasso – $132,000
- Derek Brunson – $116,000
- Mateusz Gamrot – $96,000
- Geoff Neal – $78,000
- Amanda Ribas – $66,000
- Viviane Araujo – $55,000
Note: *Potential UFC 285 fighter pay is based on previous earning data gathered by The Sports Daily
Jones comes into this fight with a newly signed eight-fight deal which makes him the highest-paid heavyweight on the UFC’s roster. There are also rumblings that the only person to rival Jones in terms of salary would be none other than Conor McGregor.
Jones wasn’t happy with his pay prior to signing his new eight-fight deal with the promotion. He got together with his management team at Golden Boy Promotions to hammer out this new deal before signing on for the biggest fight of his career against Ciryl Gane.