UFC 285 hits the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas tonight. The main event will feature the much-awaited return of the former light heavyweight champion Jon Jone. Jones will make his heavyweight debut against Ciryl Gane, and the vacant UFC heavyweight title will be on the line.
Moreover, the co-main event will see Valentina Shevchenko defending her flyweight belt against Alexa Grasso. Let’s take a look at the UFC 285 Jones vs Gane purse, salaries, and payouts.
UFC 285 Purse and Payouts
For the UFC 285 main event title clash, Jon Jones will receive an estimated $1,032,000 guaranteed purse, including a $1 million base pay and a $32,000 incentive pay.
Keeping the win bonus and PPA share in mind, Jones could potentially earn over $2 million in total payouts for his fight against Ciryl Gane.
On the other hand, Ciryl Gane will pocket a $532,000 guaranteed purse, including a $500,000 base pay and a $32,000 incentive pay.
Keeping the win bonus and PPA share in mind, Gane could potentially earn close to $1 million in total payouts for his fight against Jon Jones.
The former light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones (26-1, 1 no-contest) will return inside the octagon for the first time in 3 years to make his UFC heavyweight debut. Jones is considered one of the greatest fighters in the UFC. He beat a who’s who in his light heavyweight reign.
On the other hand, the former interim UFC heavyweight champion “Bon Gamin” Gane will get another shot at the title. He lost the belt to Francis Ngannou at UFC 270, which was also his first defeat in his 11-1 MMA career.
Check out the estimated payouts for all the fighters at UFC 285:
|Fighter||Base Salary||Incentive Pay|
|Dricus du Plessis||$50,000||$4,500|
How Much Do Co-main Event Fighters Earn at UFC 285?
The women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko is back in action. Her fight will take place with Alex Grasso. She will earn a guaranteed purse of $500k, and her opponent will earn $110k purse money. Both of these two ladies will make from potential bonus.
Performance Bonuses for Fighters
Once the pay-per-view is completed, UFC promotion releases the name of fighters who earned extra bonus money based on the performance of the night and fight of the night. Since it’s pay-per-view, more than eight fighters can make an extra $50k.
How Much UFC 285 Will Generate From PPV Income?
T-Mobile Arena is the place where UFC 285 will be held, a big crowd gathering more than 18k people can expect for the upcoming pay-per-view. Jon Jones is already listed as one of the UFC fighters who generated more PPV sales than any other fighter. Since he is returning back after a long-time, he will bring more PPV sales.
- Seating Capacity at T-Mobile Arena: 20k People
- Gateway Income: $8.5m estimated based (on 18k people attendance)
- PPV Sales Estimated: 850k on fight day
- PPV Revenue Generated: $50m (estimated) based on Jon Jones past fight records.
Once the pay-per-view is ended, the fighters of UFC 285 salaries and purse details will be updated, which include potential bonuses, sponsorship money, performance bonus, and win bonuses.