‘UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano’ Salaries Released

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
March 1st, 2015

UFC Jake Ellenberger

The California State Athletic Commission has released the official salaries for all the contestants who competed in Saturday’s “UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano” event.

With a submission victory over Kosh Koscheck, Jake Ellenberger (pictured) was the night’s highest earner with $136,000. Half of the welterweight’s paycheck came via win bonus.

Despite being the show’s biggest superstar, bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey only made a disclosed $130,000 for beating Cat Zingano.

However, don’t feel bad for Rousey. It has been reported that Rousey should clear over a million dollars after getting her piece of the pay-per-view pie.

Please keep in mind, the numbers that get reported to the athletic commissions are only of what’s required. These figures do not include deductions for items such as licenses and taxes.

Additionally, they do not contain money paid by sponsors or any bonuses from the UFC. These royalties can include pay-per-view commissions, Fight Night bonuses, top secret discretionary bonuses, etc., which can oftentimes represent a substantial portion of a fighter’s total income.

Staples Center in Los Angeles hosted Saturday’s event.

Here are UFC 184‘s official salaries:

Total disclosed payroll: $863,000

Preliminary Card:

Masio Fullen: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Defeated Alexander Torres: $8,000

Valmir Lazaro: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Defeated James Krause: $15,000

Derrick Lewis: $30,000 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 to win)
Defeated Ruan Potts: $10,000

Tim Means: $34,000 ($17,000 to show, $17,000 to win)
Defeated Dhiego Lima: $10,000

Roman Salazar: $8,000
No Contest Norifumi Yamamoto: $15,000

Roan Carneiro: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 to win)
Defeated Mark Munoz: $47,000

Main Card:

Tony Ferguson: $48,000 ($24,000 to show, $24,000 to win)
Defeated Gleison Tibau: $50,000

Alan Jouban: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Defeated Richard Walsh: $8,000

Jake Ellenberger: $136,000 ($68,000 to show, $68,000 to win)
Defeated Josh Koscheck: $78,000

Holly Holm: $50,000 ($25,000 to show, $25,000 to win)
Defeated Raquel Pennington: $10,000

Ronda Rousey: $130,000 ($65,000 to show, $65,000 to win)
Defeated Cat Zingano: $100,000

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