UFC 185 Fighter Purses, Attendance & Gate


Two new champions were crowned last night in Dallas at UFC 185, but they still didn’t earn more than Alistair Overeem.

Before we go any further, we should note that the Texas Athletic Commission doesn’t officially release fighter pay info, so none of the following salary data for the event is official.  However, you can get a fairly accurate picture of a fighter’s pay based on official purse info released from past fights (and future fights – we’ll go back and update this data if we get more info on a fighter’s pay pattern from future fights).  So, based on that info, here is the estimated pay breakdown for the 24 fighters on 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: 17,160
Gate: $2,155,000


UFC 185 Fighter Purses


Alistair Overeem: $150,000 ($100,000 to show, $50,000 win bonus)

Rafael dos Anjos: $138,000 ($44,000 to show, $44,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus)

Ross Pearson: $130,000 ($40,000 to show, $40,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus)

Anthony Pettis: $110,000

Joanna Jedrzejczyk: $100,000 ($25,000 to show, $25,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus)

Johny Hendricks: $100,000 ($50,000 to show, $50,000 win bonus)

Beneil Dariush: $98,000 ($22,000 to show, $22,000 win bonus, $4,000 from Cruickshank for missing weight, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus)

Carla Esparza: $95,000

Roy Nelson: $75,000

Matt Brown: $46,000

Henry Cejudo: $34,000 ($17,000 to show, $17,000 win bonus)

Sam Stout: $34,000

Jared Rosholt: $28,000 ($14,000 to show, $14,000 win bonus)

Chris Cariaso: $24,000

Germaine de Randamie: $22,000 ($11,000 to show, $11,000 win bonus)

Sergio Pettis: $20,000

Ryan Benoit: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)

Joseph Duffy: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)

Daron Cruickshank: $16,000 ($20,000 to show, fined $4,000 for missing weight)

Josh Copeland: $8,000

Jake Lindsey: $8,000

Larissa Pacheco: $8,000


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