UFC 172 Fighter Purses, Attendance & Gate

UFC 172 Fighter Purses, Attendance & Gate

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UFC 172 Fighter Purses, Attendance & Gate


jon jones doing a flip at ufc 172

(Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports)


If you were making what Jon Jones makes, you’d be doing flips too.  The UFC Light Heavyweight Champion was the top earner at Saturday’s UFC 172.

Before we go any further, we should note that the Maryland Athletic Commission doesn’t release fighter pay info, so none of the following salary data for the event is official (we’re assuming they don’t release this info since they haven’t responded to numerous inquiries – if we end up getting official purse info from them, we’ll update).  However, you can get a fairly accurate picture of a fighter’s pay based on official purse info released from past fights.  So, based on that info, here is the estimated pay breakdown for the 20 fighters scheduled for the card (but please remember – this is only an estimate, not official info, especially for any fighters that made their UFC debuts at the event).


Attendance: 13,485
Gate: $2,300,000


Jon Jones: $400,000

Takanori Gomi: 
$190,000 ($70,000 to show, $70,000 win bonus, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus)

Joseph Benavidez: $134,000 ($42,000 to show, $42,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus)

Anthony Johnson: $102,000 ($51,000 to show, $51,000 win bonus)

Jim Miller: $100,000 ($50,000 to show, $50,000 win bonus)

Luke Rockhold: $90,000 ($45,000 to show, $45,000 win bonus)

Chris Beal: $66,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus)

Isaac Vallie-Flagg: $62,000 ($12,000 to show, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus)

Danny Castillo: $62,000 ($31,000 to show, $31,000 win bonus)

Glover Teixeira: $50,000

Tim Boetsch: $44,000

Max Holloway: $34,000 ($17,000 to show, $17,000 win bonus)

Phil Davis: $30,000

Bethe Correia: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus)

Tim Elliott: $12,000

Yancy Medeiros: $12,000

Charlie Brenneman: $10,000

Andre Fili: $8,000

Jessamyn Duke: $8,000

Patrick Williams: $8,000


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