UFC 285 Purse: Estimated Salaries of Jon Jones, Ciryl Gane, Shavkat Rakhmonov and More Revealed

Published 03/06/2023, 8:00 AM EST

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UFC 285 was a highly anticipated event that delivered an exciting night of fights for fans worldwide. With a lineup of some of the most talented fighters in the world, it was a spectacle that lived up to the hype. The event featured a number of incredible matchups. The main event of UFC 285 was the much-awaited return of Jon Jones, who was making his heavyweight debut against Ciryl Gane for the heavyweight title.

Jones, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest fighters of all time, had been absent from the sport for a while and fans were eager to see him back in action. However, apart from Gane v Jones, the co-main event was equally entertaining, if not more. The match featured Alexa Grasso and Valentina Shevchenko for the women’s flyweight title.

Salaries of UFC 285 competitors


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An Instagram handle ‘blackbeltmma’ recently posted the alleged salaries of some of the fighters that fought at UFC 284. Jalin Turner, who lost to Mateusz Gamrot, made $70K. The winner of the match, Gamrot, made $160 from the fight.


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Bo Nickal earned around $88K for his submission victory over Jamie Pickett. Shavkat Rakhmonov earned $175K for his impressive performance. Talking about the women’s flyweight match, Alexa Grasso earned $440K with the flyweight title after she submitted former champion, Valentina Shevchenko.

Shevchenko, on the other hand, earned nearly double that, even after losing. The former flyweight champ earned $820K.

How Much Did Jon Jones & Cyril Gane Make?


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Jon Jones defeated Ciryl Gane in the first round via a guillotine choke to win the heavyweight title. For his impressive performance, Jones earned a staggering amount of $6.4 million. This is one of the biggest payouts in the history of the UFC. Cyril Gane, on the other hand, earned $1.2 million dollars.

One of the many reasons why Jon Jones was away from UFC for 3 years was his financial disputes with the promotion. Jones always believed that he should be getting higher pay. This is why he refused to compete in the UFC after his last match against Dominick Reyes. Looking at his historic payout, it seems like Jones was finally able to convince UFC to pay him what he wanted.


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What are your views about UFC 285? Do you think any fighter was overpaid or underpaid? Comment down below.



Sushant sharma

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Sushant is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. He has been actively contributing to the field of writing for over 2 years. He is a huge UFC fan and has been following it since 2016.

Edited By: Debmallya Chakraborty