Who Will be Highest Paid Fighter at UFC 285? How Much Jon Jones Earn from PPV Money?

Highest Paid Fighters UFC 285

Ultimate Fighting Championship is ready to organize another big pay per view event as the dates and venue confirmed. Jon Jones is making his comeback to the octagon as he has signed 8 fights deal for a worthy salary. UFC 285 will take place on March 4, 2023 while T-Mobile Arena, Paradise, Nevada is the host. Besides the guaranteed purse, the participants will also receive PPV money. Here are the complete details about the highest paid fighters at UFC 285 including the promotional bonuses and sponsorships.

Highest Paid Fighters At UFC 285

1 – Jon Jones: $3 Million (Guaranteed Purse)

Jon Jones is making his comeback to the ring and will now fight under the heavyweight category in UFC. The American professional MMA star has a successful tenure previously in the promotion as he appeared in 28 fights so far and won 26 matches. Jones will appear in the main event title bout of UFC 285 and will pocket $3 million as a guaranteed purse as per his new renewed contract. Moreover, PPV share revenue is also available but not revealed so far. However, estimated earnings of Jon Jones for his appearance in main event is around $4.5 million, making him the highest paid fighter at UFC 285.

2 – Ciryl Gane: $500k (Guaranteed Purse)

The Frenchman will face Jon Jones in the main event fight for UFC Heavyweight title. He will take home the guaranteed purse of $500k for appearance at UFC 285. While pay per view sales revenue share will also be added to his bank. Ciryl Gane will also receive the promotional bonus of $42k from the Venum deal. His earnings from this fight is $1.5 million, based on PPV sales. Whereas, if he managed to conquer the contest, UFC bonuses and win bonuses will surely make a solid increment.

3 – Valentina Shevchenko: $500k (Guaranteed Purse)

After winning the UFC Women’s Flyweight championship in 2018, Valentina Shevchenko has successfully defended the title in upcoming bouts and is hopeful to carry the same momentum in UFC 285, where she will be featured in the co-main event against Alexa Grasso. She will earn the guaranteed purse of $500k besides the sponsorship bonus of $42k. While the unrevealed pay per view helps her earn $1 million from this fight.

4 – Alexa Grasso: $300k (Guaranteed Purse)

Alexa Grasso is going to fight the biggest match of her professional career in UFC 285. She is the challenger for Shevchenko’s flyweight title and receives $300 as a guaranteed purse for highlighting the co-main event. Among the other bonuses are unrevealed PPV sales revenue, sponsorship bonus of $42k and win bonus (in case of winning). In this way, the Mexican will be able to bank $500k from her appearance.

5 – Geoff Neal: $100k (Guaranteed Purse)

Scheduled under the main card, Geoff Neal will face Shavkat Rakhmonov in UFC 285 on March 4. He is coming back to the ring after winning the game against Vicente Luque and is hopeful to perform good in the next event. Neal will bag $100k as guaranteed purse for the match while $6k is added as sponsorship bonus. He appeared in 19 matches so far and has earned victory in 15 fights.

Top 5 Highest Paid Fighters At UFC 285

#No.FightersGuaranteed PursePPV ShareSponsorshipsTotal Payouts
1Jon Jones$3 MillionNot Revealed$42k$6 Million (estimated PPV numbers)
2Ciryl Gane$500kNot Revealed$42k$1.5 Million
3Valentina Shevchenko$500kNot Revealed$42k$1 Million
4Alexa Grasso$300kNot Revealed$32k$500k
5Geoff Neal$100kNot Revealed$6k$150k

All these are the details about the highest paid fighters at UFC 285. If there is any change, we will make them available here. Stay tuned for more information!