News came last Friday that UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey would most likely make well over $1 million for her exciting 14-second finish of Cat Zingano in the main event of last night’s (Feb. 28, 2015) UFC 184 from Los Angeles, California, but that doesn’t mean that ‘Rowdy’ ranked as the highest earner on the event’s list of disclosed salaries.
That spot went to none other than welterweight Jake Ellenberger, who got over the funk of a three-fight losing streak with an impressive first round submission of Josh Koscheck. For the pivotal win, ‘The Juggernaut’ took home $68,000 to show and $68,000 for a grand total of $136,000.
Rousey came in at second with $130,000 total for her win over Zingano, who earned $100,000 for the loss. That only tells half of the story, however, as the bulldozing Rousey will make much more on her back end pay-per-view (PPV) points and lucrative endorsement deal with Reebok.
Here is the full list of UFC 184’s disclosed fighter payouts:
Champ Ronda Rousey: 0,000 (includes ,000 win bonus)
def. Cat Zingano: $100,000
Holly Holm: ,000 (includes ,000 win bonus)
def. Raquel Pennington: $10,000
Jake Ellenberger: $136,000 (includes $68,000 win bonus)
def. Josh Koscheck: $78,000
Alan Jouban: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Richard Walsh: $8,000
Tony Ferguson: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)
def. Gleison Tibau: $50,000
Roan Carneiro: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Mark Munoz: ,000
Roman Salazar: $8,000
vs. Norifumi Yamamoto: $15,000
Tim Means: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus)
def. Dhiego Lima: $10,000
Derrick Lewis: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Ruan Potts: $10,000
Valmir Lazaro: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. James Krause: $15,000
Masio Fullen: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Alexander Torres: $8,000
Disclaimer: The figures do not include deductions for items such as insurance, licenses and taxes. Additionally, the figures do not include money paid by sponsors, which can oftentimes be a substantial portion of a fighter’s income. They also do not include any other “locker room” or special discretionary bonuses the UFC oftentimes pays. Additionally, they don’t include any pay-per-view revenue some top fighters receive.
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