women's bantamweight rankings

Top Ten Earning Women’s Fighters


Ronda Rousey & Miesha Tate staredown at UFC 168 weigh-ins
(Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)

 

We continue our examination of fighter pay in each weight class with a look at the ladies.  With the UFC just introducing a women’s division this year, the purse levels for the fighters are still rather low while the division continues to mature. So while our top 10 earning women’s fighter list makes it look like there’s no money in women’s MMA, it’s got nowhere to go but up.

(fighters with a * beside their name have either estimated or non-current info)

Figures represent a fighter’s payout per fight

Updated after UFC 184

 

Top Ten Earning Women’s Fighters

(Total, Show, Win Bonus)

1 Cat Zingano  $       200,000  $   100,000  $   100,000
2 Ronda Rousey  $       130,000  $     65,000  $     65,000
3 Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Justiane (Invicta featherweight)  $        90,000  $     45,000  $     45,000
4 Miesha Tate  $        76,000  $     38,000  $     38,000
5 Carla Esparza  $        50,000  $     25,000  $     25,000
5 Rose Namajunas  $        50,000  $     25,000  $     25,000
5 Sara McMann  $        50,000  $     25,000  $     25,000
5 Holly Holm  $        50,000  $     25,000  $     25,000
9 Alexis Davis  $        48,000  $     24,000  $     24,000
10 Liz Carmouche  $        34,000  $     17,000  $     17,000

 

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