Rousey to make $3M at UFC 207

December 30, 2016

Ronda Rousey will be making $3 million tonight as she returns to the Octagon at UFC 207.  The purse was disclosed by the Nevada Athletic Commission.

Brett Okamoto at ESPN reported a portion of the purses including the women’s bantamweight champion, Amanda Nunes.  She will be making $100,000 to show and $100,000-win bonus.  Okamoto also reports that Nunes will be receiving a PPV upside.

Rousey is not receiving a bonus if she wins.  She may also be receiving a PPV upside.

In addition, Dominick Cruz will be making $350,000 (no win bonus) in defending his bantamweight title.  Cody Garbrandt will make $200,000 (no win bonus).  T.J. Dillashaw will make $100,000 ($100,000 win bonus) and his opponent John Lineker will make $43,000 ($43,000 win bonus).

Payout Perspective:

The $3 million is ties her with Conor McGregor for the highest-reported pay for a UFC fighter. Nunes made $100,000 at UFC 200, but no win bonus guarantee.  Prior to that, she was made $28K/$28K at UFC 196.  Thus, a huge step-up in pay for Nunes this year. The $350K is the same amount Cruz made at UFC 199 when he beat Urijah Faber.  Garbrandt made $27K and $27K for his win against Takeya Mizugaki.

19 Responses to “Rousey to make $3M at UFC 207”

  1. Fight Fan on December 30th, 2016 9:51 PM

    Lol all that hype and she just got destroyed! Overhyped as usual

  2. TOPS E on December 30th, 2016 9:56 PM

    Hahahahahahahaha…dw will kneel before connor….connor has all the leverage…..4 billion down investors furious hahahaha

  3. d on December 31st, 2016 12:22 AM

    I’d like to know how 7 title defenses equals over-hyped. If she is over-hyped who wasn’t? Was Silva over-hyped? He hasn’t won a fight in 4 years.

  4. d on December 31st, 2016 12:23 AM

    Regardless, she made a ton of money for this fight, the same can’t be said for boxers these days.

  5. TOPS E on December 31st, 2016 1:51 AM

    Klitchko vs joshua purse 36 M split hahahahahahahahaha

  6. TOPS E on December 31st, 2016 1:53 AM

    What a good year!

  7. Fight Fan on December 31st, 2016 9:29 AM

    D ufc over hypes all their fighters and basically has wwe style promotions now.

  8. d on December 31st, 2016 10:06 AM

    Hahaha 36m purse in boxing promoter folk lure. Hahaha.

    Yeah, what a good year….to be a mma fighter!! Money, money, money!!

  9. d on December 31st, 2016 10:07 AM

    FF, explain how 7 title defenses is an over-hyped fighter.

  10. saldathief on December 31st, 2016 10:22 AM

    bahahahah she finally fights 2 opponents that aren’t glorified ring girls and gets housed. What a moron!!! her coaches are even more stupid!! Why would she even stand up against anyone? oh wait her coaches told her she was such a talented boxer bahahahaha And What does Rousey being exposed as a fraud have anything to do with boxing? Well the good news is MMA/UFC is back to the boys club, no more cunt being the biggest star of the sport. THe UFC And Dana Wipe should be ashamed of themselves!!!

  11. d on December 31st, 2016 10:35 AM


    I guess there is no more profanity laced tirade, censorship on here.

    How did those real opponents she lost to do against the girls she destroyed?

    Rousey vs Zingano?
    Rousey vs Tate 2x?
    Rousey vs Davis?

  12. fight fan on December 31st, 2016 10:56 AM

    d is combusting lol, only 1 ppv seller left in Conor McTapper lol.

  13. d on December 31st, 2016 10:57 AM

    Hahaha. Combusting? This was her first fight this year and prior to that mma was having a record year ppv wise. Also, isn’t one a lot more than none like boxing? Hahahahaha!!

    Boxing is completely dead in the US!

  14. TOPS E on December 31st, 2016 12:43 PM

    D is crying hahahahaha….investors are pissed 3 out of the 4 “crossover stars” hype jobs are destroyed…hahahahaha

  15. TOPS E on December 31st, 2016 12:46 PM

    How to recoup 4 B? Connor can now demand ownership…..dillashaw publicly claiming rigged –shows dw power going down? Mmaaa hahaha

  16. saldathief on December 31st, 2016 3:53 PM

    prediction for 2017 Connor leaves the UFC in one way or another!!

  17. saldathief on December 31st, 2016 4:08 PM

    Bhahha Cat is a fish who not only lost her last 2, walked right into Rousey’s arm bar like a fool. I call her a ring girl on steroids. Tate is a ring girl who goes to the gym, a bit more experience but cant cover on a big fight. Davis is a fat azz who any child could defeat and has no clue. How could anyone let Rousey grab her. Funny how non fighters and key board limp boys think these glorified ring girls who fight no one are world class anything. It sells and thats it. So Rousey is not even a glorified ring girl she is too fat! At least the men have the sport again. The panty fans are gone bahahahahahahahhaa

  18. d on December 31st, 2016 5:32 PM

    That ring girl on steroids beat up Nunes, as did Davis. Tate embarrassed that superstar named Holm. Seems like those girls were pretty good.

    Sal is on a rampage. Hahaha.

  19. saldathief on January 1st, 2017 2:17 PM

    Rounda and the panty fight fans are done! Maybe Connor will put a bra on to attract the limp fem boys. Bahahahah another fraud exposed who’s next? Oh and don’t think for a second Boxing hasnt and has major frauds. Its just funny watching a kunt be the most successful mma fighter in history how sad for a sport built by men. Dana is a disgrace

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