UFC 285 Fighter Pay: Jon Jones set to earn $1M in payouts & salary

UFC 285: Jones vs Gane Ticket Prices, PPV Cost, Fight Card, & Live Stream

UFC 285 will be live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada this Saturday night. In this article, we will go over the UFC fighter salaries ahead of this weekend’s fight card.

UFC 285 is on tap for this Saturday night, March 4th from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. This PPV is headlined by the return of the GOAT Jon “Bones” Jones looking to reclaim that status along with gold in his new weight class as he takes on the former interim heavyweight champion Ciryl Gane.

There is also another title on the line, in the co-main event Valentina Shevchenko is set to defend her title once more as she takes on surging contender Alexa Grass in a fight that looks to be her toughest title defense to date.

Jon Jones Is Set To Be The Highest Paid Heavyweight

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.

UFC 285 Fighter Pay | UFC 285 Salaries And Payouts

The UFC normally 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.

Check out the potential UFC 285 payouts for each fighter below:

Fighter Base Pay Incentive Pay Guaranteed Salary
Jon Jones $1,000,000 $32,000 $1,032,000
Ciryl Gane $500,000 $32,000 $532,000
Valentina Shevchenko $400,000 $42,000 $442,000
Alexa Grasso $100,000 $32,000 $132,000
Geoff Neal $72,000 $6,000 $78,000
Shavkat Rakhmonov $40,000 $4,500 $44,500
Mateusz Gamrot $90,000 $6,000 $96,000
Jalin Turner $42,000 $6,000 $48,000
Jamie Pickett $30,000 $6,000 $36,000
Bo Nickal $12,500 $4,000 $16,500
Cody Garbrandt $150,000 $11,000 $161,000
Trevin Jones $16,000 $4,500 $20,500
Derek Brunson 100,000 $16,000 $116,000
Dricus Du Plessis $50,000 $4,500 $54,500
Viviane Araujo $49,000 $6,000 $55,000
Amanda Ribas $60,000 $6,000 $66,000
Julian Marquez $40,000 $4,500 $44,500
Marc-Andre Barriault $40,000 $6,000 $46,000
Ian Machado Garry $24,000 $4,500 $28,500
Kenan Song $40,000 $6,000 $16,000
Mana Martinez $12,000 $4,000 $16,000
Cameron Saaiman $12,000 $4,000 $16,000
Jessica Penne $24,000 $4,500 $16,000
Tabatda Ricci $18,000 $4,500 $22,000
Farid Basharat $12,000 $4,000 $16,000
Da’Mon Blackshear $12,000 $4,000 $16,000
Loik Radzhabov $12,000 $4,000 $16,000
Esteban Ribovics $12,000 $4,000 $16,000

*Note: All figures are estimates. UFC does not disclose salary unless required by state law.

UFC 285 Staff Salaries

Below is a list of the potential salaries for the UFC staff for this weekend’s upcoming UFC 285.

  • UFC Ring Girl Salary: $1,000 to $5,000 per event
  • UFC Referee Salary: $700 to $2,500 per event
  • UFC Ring Announcers Salaries: $50,000 to $75,000 per event

UFC 285 Promotional Guidelines Compliance Pay

The UFC will pay out $272,500 worth of incentive pay to their fighters this weekend at UFC 285. The incentive pay is generated by the UFC’s sportswear sponsor Venum’s deal which is paid out to the fighters via tiers based on their tenure with the company. This tenure includes Zuffa-era WEC fights, from January 2007 on, as well as Zuffa-era Strikeforce fights from April 2011 on. Fighters with 1-3 professional bouts under the UFC/Zuffa banner will receive $4000, 4-5 fights pays out $4,500, 6-10 bouts pays out $6,000, 11-15 pays out $11,000, 16-20 pays out $16,000 and 21 fights or more pays out $21,000, meanwhile title challengers are paid $32,000 and champions are paid $42,000.

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