UFC 184 Scheduled Salaries: Cat Zingano Could Earn $200K, Ronda Rousey $130K

By C.J. Tuttle Feb 28, 2015
A major underdog, Cat Zingano could cash in with a win at UFC 184. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com



Just because Ronda Rousey enters her UFC 184 main event bout against Cat Zingano as the reigning champion doesn’t mean she will command the largest payday.

If victorious, Zingano will take home an event-high $200,000, in addition to the UFC women’s bantamweight title. On the other side, Rousey will earn $130,000 if she wins, and $65,000 in defeat.

The scheduled salaries for UFC 184 were disclosed to Sherdog.com on Saturday by the California State Athletic Commission. The pay-per-view event takes place at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Jake Ellenberger and the returning Josh Koscheck could also potentially earn higher disclosed salaries than Rousey. For “The Juggernaut,” a win would mean a paycheck of $136,000, while Koscheck could walk away $156,000 for a victory.

Other potential top earners on the card include Gleison Tibau ($100,000), Mark Munoz ($94,000) and Holly Holm ($50,000).

Note: The disclosed purses reported by state athletic commissions do not include any performance-based or discretionary bonuses that may be awarded to a fighter by the promotion. Additionally, the reported figures do not reflect any deductions made by the commission for taxes, insurance, etc., and do not include any sponsorship money that a fighter may acquire for their performance.

UFC 184 Scheduled Salaries:


Ronda Rousey: $65,000 (plus a potential win bonus of $65,000)

Cat Zingano: $100,000 (plus a potential win bonus of $100,000)

Holly Holm: $25,000 (plus a potential win bonus of $25,000)

Raquel Pennington: $10,000 (plus a potential win bonus of $10,000)

Josh Koscheck: $78,000 (plus a potential win bonus 0f $78,000)

Jake Ellenberger: $68,000 (plus a potential win bonus of $68,000)

Alan Jouban: $10,000 (plus a potential win bonus of $10,000)

Richard Walsh: $8,000 (plus a potential win bonus of $8,000)

Gleison Tibau: $50,000 (plus a potential win bonus of $50,000)

Tony Ferguson: $24,000 (plus a potential win bonus of $24,000)

Mark Munoz: $47,000 (plus a potential win bonus of $47,000)

Roan Carneiro: $12,000 (plus a potential win bonus of $12,000)

Norifumi Yamamoto: $15,000 (plus a potential win bonus of $15,000)

Roman Salazar: $8,000 (plus a potential win bonus of $8,000)

Dhiego Lima: $10,000 (plus a potential win bonus of $10,000)

Tim Means: $17,000 (plus a potential win bonus of $17,000)

Derrick Lewis: $15,000 (plus a potential win bonus of $15,000)

Ruan Potts: $10,000 (plus a potential win bonus of $10,000)

James Krause: $15,000 (plus a potential win bonus of $15,000)

Valmir Lazaro: $8,000 (plus a potential win bonus of $8,000)

Masio Fullen: $8,000 (plus a potential win bonus of $8,000)

Alexander Torres: $8,000 (plus a potential win bonus of $8,000)

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