UFC 284: Yair Rodriguez vs Josh Emmett Purse, Payouts, Salaries: How Much Will the Fighters Make?

Former “The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America” winner Yair Rodriguez is set to face former King of the Cage contestant Josh Emmett at the co-main event of UFC 284 at the RAC Arena, Perth, Australia, on February 11.

This featherweight bout will determine who will lift the vacant UFC interim featherweight championship.

The current No. 2 ranked UFC featherweight, Rodriguez, has a solid record of nine wins and two losses in his twelve UFC appearances. In his last fight, this Mexican secured a TKO victory over Brian Ortega at UFC on ABC 3. 

As an emerging featherweight, this will be a great opportunity for El Pantera to clinch his first belt with the biggest MMA promotion.

Rodriguez’s opponent at UFC 284, Josh Emmett, is known for his punching capabilities, and currently this American is on a five-fight winning streak after defeating Calvin Kattar in his last clash at UFC on ESPN 37.

As both fighters have a solid UFC resume, the upcoming title fight at the co-main event of UFC 284 will be a legitimate source of excitement for combat sports fans.

However, putting aside all the fighting data, let’s look into the financials of these two featherweight contenders for the upcoming title bout.

Yair Rodriguez vs Josh Emmett Purse, Payouts, Salaries

Rodriguez vs Emmett
UFC 284: Rodriguez vs Emmett (Credit: UFC)

Even though the UFC keeps the salaries of its athlete’s secret, we can still get a good idea of how much each fighter makes by looking at their previous fights, our UFC insider data, and information from many news outlets, authors, and the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Without further ado, let’s deep dive into the fight purse and payouts of Yair Rodriguez vs Josh Emmett. 

How much will Yair Rodriguez make at UFC 284?

Rodriguez’s UFC 188 bout against Charles Rosa earned him a small purse of $95,500 on June 13, 2018. But as the Mexican rose through the ranks of the light heavyweight division, his fight purse got bigger. 

Namely, his bout against BJ Penn earned him a hefty total of $154,000. And in his bout against Max Holloway, Rodriguez bagged a whopping $161,000. 

Yair Rodriguez will reportedly earn a guaranteed purse of $120,000, along with sponsorship deals and PPV revenue. After calculating all the payments, Rodriguez will be grabbing a lofty total of $185,000 for his upcoming title bout.

How much will Josh Emmett make at UFC 284?

At the beginning of his career, Josh Emmett made a meager purse of $20,500 for a split-decision victory against Jon Tuck at UFC Fight Night 87. 

The American saw a rise in pay as he started fighting big names. His last headline bout against Calvin Kattar at UFC on ESPN 37 earned him a hefty purse of $153,00.

For the upcoming bout against Rodriguez at UFC 284, Emmett is set to bag a lofty guaranteed purse of $90,000. With the sponsorship deals and the PPV share, Josh Emmett will grab a whopping $165,000 for the fight.


Saifullah Nayem

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Business undergrad and has been a culer since childhood, currently working as a combat sportswriter at SportsZion. Aside from sports, he is passionate about marketing and business-related activities.


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