August 12, 2020

Ronda Rousey matches Conor McGregor for highest disclosed payday in UFC history

Ronda Rousey’s return will earn the former women’s bantamweight champion the biggest disclosed payday of her career to date.

According to the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Rousey will make a disclosed $3 million for her return fight against current champion Amanda Nunes in the main event at UFC 207 on Friday night in Las Vegas.

The news was first reported by Brett Okamoto on Twitter.

Rousey’s $3 million payday for UFC 207 also matches the largest disclosed salary in UFC history, which was originally set by Conor McGregor for his rematch with Nate Diaz at UFC 202 in August.

These figures are based on financial information released by the state athletic commission and do not include any pay-per-view bonuses.

The $3 million payday is a massive boost from Rousey’s last disclosed payday where she earned $130,000 for her win over Cat Zingano at UFC 184. Rousey did fight twice after that against Bethe Correia and Holly Holm but those fights took place in Brazil and Australia where financial figures are not released by the commissions.

Meanwhile, Amanda Nunes, the current women’s bantamweight champion will earn a reported $100,000 as her show purse with another $100,000 for a win bonus.


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