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WWE Star Ronda Rousey’s Career Earnings From UFC And Strikeforce Fights Have Been Revealed

WWE Star Ronda Rousey’s Career Earnings From UFC And Strikeforce Fights Have Been Revealed

Ronda Rousey earned over an impressive $4m from her fights with UFC and Strikeforce.

The 32-year-old UFC legend is widely regarded as a pioneer for women in the world of combat sport and became the first female inductee in the UFC Hall of Fame.

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Rousey had 14 professional MMA fights and eight of those came in her three-year career with UFC.

And the WWE star, who is on hiatus with the wrestling promotion, had four fights with MMA promotion Strikeforce before she moved to UFC.

The former UFC women's bantamweight champ made only $8,000 in her fight against Sarah D'Alelio in 2011.

But fast-forward five years later and her final UFC bout against Amanda Nunes would pocket her over $3m.

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According to Game 7, Rousey's earnings might not include 'any secret bonuses' or 'undisclosed payments' she might have received.

Posted below are Rousey's earnings from UFC and Strikeforce.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA
  • Sarah D'Alelio (win at Strikeforce Challengers: Gurgel vs Duarte, 2011): $8,000 ($4,000 to show, $4,000 win bonus)
  • Julia Budd (win at Strikeforce Challengers: Britt vs Sayers, 2011): $8,000 ($4,000 to show, $4,000 win bonus)
  • Miesha Tate (win at Strikeforce: Tate vs Rousey, 2012): $32,000 ($15,000 to show, $17,000 win bonus)
  • Sarah Kaufman (win at Strikeforce: Rousey vs Kaufman, 2012): $40,000 ($20,000 to show, $20,000 win bonus)
  • Liz Carmouche (win at UFC 157, 2013): $90,000 ($45,000 to show, $45,000 win bonus)
Credit: PA
Credit: PA
  • Miesha Tate (win at UFC 168, 2013): $250,000 ($50,000 to show, $50,000 win bonus, $75,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $75,000 Submission of the Night bonus)
  • Sara McMann (win at UFC 170, 2014): ($55,000 to show, $55,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus)
  • Alexis Davis (win at UFC 175, 2014): $170,000 ($60,000 to show, $60,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus)
  • Cat Zingano (win at UFC 184, 2015): $180,000 ($65,000 to show, $65,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus)
  • Bethe Correia (win at UFC 190, 2015): $230,000 ($70,000 to show, $70,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, $40,000 Reebok sponsorship)
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Credit: PA
  • Holly Holm (loss at UFC 193, 2015): $165,000 ($75,000 to show, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $40,000 Reebok sponsorship)
  • Amanda Nunes (loss at UFC 207, 2016): $3,030,000 ($3,000,000 to show, $30,000 Reebok sponsorship)

Earnings: $4,363,000

Credit: WWE
Credit: WWE

Rousey transitioned from a career in MMA to WWE and won the Raw Women's Championship in her debut year against Alexa Bliss at SummerSlam in 2018.

The 'Baddest Woman on the Planet' has not appeared on WWE since she lost the title in the all-women's main event at WrestleMania 35 against Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair.

The UFC earnings for WWE world champ Brock Lesnar were also revealed last month as the ex-UFC superstar made $5m from his fights with the MMA organisation.

Featured Image Credit: WWE/Associated Press

Topics: UFC News, MMA News, UFC, WWE News, WWE, Ronda Rousey

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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