Ronda Rousey Towers Over UFC 207 Fighter Salaries

January 3, 2017
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Despite losing the fight, Ronda Rousey towered over the UFC 207: Nunes vs. Rousey disclosed fighter payroll. 

According to the Nevada Athletic Commission, Rousey was paid $3 million for her fight with Amanda Nunes, and that was guaranteed to her win or lose. She did not have a win bonus attached to her bout agreement.

Amanda Nunes vs Ronda Rousey UFC 207 ceremonialThat, of course, dwarfed Nunes’ payout of $200,000, which included a $100,000 win bonus for defeating Rousey.

Next in line was Dominick Cruz, who was paid a guaranteed $350,000 with no win bonus even though he lost his men’s bantamweight belt to Cody Garbrandt. The new champion took home a $200,000 paycheck.

UFC 207: Nunes vs. Rousey took place on Friday, Dec. 30, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

UFC 207: Nunes vs. Rousey Fighter Salaries

  • Amanda Nunes: $200,000 (includes $100,000 win bonus) def. Ronda Rousey: $3 million
  • Cody Garbrandt: $200,000 (no win bonus) def. Dominick Cruz: $350,000 (no win bonus)
  • T.J. Dillashaw: $200,000 (includes $100,000 win bonus) def. John Lineker: $43,000
  • Dong Hyun Kim: $134,000 (includes $67,000 win bonus) def. Tarec Saffiedine: $40,000
  • Ray Borg: $30,600 (includes $18,000 win bonus) def. Louis Smolka: $37,400*
  • Neil Magny: $114,000 (includes $47,000 win bonus) def. Johny Hendricks: $80,000**
  • Antonio Carlos Junior: $42,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus) def. Marvin Vettori: $12,000
  • Alex Garcia: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus) def. Mike Pyle: $55,000
  • Niko Price: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Brandon Thatch: $22,000
  • Tim Means: $35,000 vs. Alex Oliveira: $28,000 ruled a no-contest due to an accidental knee

*Borg forfeited 30-percent of his show money ($5,400) to Smolka for failing to make weight.
**Hendricks forfeited 20-percent of his show money ($20,000) to Magny for failing to make weight.

UFC 207 Disclosed Fighter Payroll: $4,683,000

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  • lowlb

    there is nothing fair about the UFC

  • Darin

    No media work, no promotion, just show up, lose, and get paid $62,500 per second.

    • wer

      You forgot about her expenses for the training camp and the cost of living for the months between fights.

      • TheCerealKiller

        You mean the stuff we all do with a lot less money? Poor Ronda.

      • WerSucksD!ck4aLiving

        Wer, you’re just as stupid as they come! Wow dude, STFU! Stop displaying your ignorance with those comments!

      • Joe Dog

        Good net, any way you cut it.

    • BigE

      Dana’s the loser….

  • Yannick Messaoud

    People losing making more money then winner this is weird and not just Rousey. 3 millions she got enough money stored away to retire, invest in a few business and she is set for life.