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UFC Referee Salary 2024: How Much Do Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Referees Earn?

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UFC Referee Salary 2024: From devastating knockouts to deadly submission techniques, fans have witnessed some of the best mixed martial arts matches in the history of the UFC. A referee is necessary to make sure that fights stay within the grounds. As a result, we might be curious about the compensation received by UFC officials for ensuring each athlete entering the cage is safe.

The pay of UFC combatants is a topic of great discussion, but little is known about the referees. Furthermore, the number of fights they officiate determines how much money they make annually. Let’s dive right in and see what it takes to become a paid referee for the largest martial arts promotion in the world.

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UFC Referee Salary 2024

Although they are recruited and compensated on a fight-by-fight basis, UFC referees get more pay for larger pay-per-view events. The truth is that several kinds of referees have base pay, which is increased according to the event, the promoter’s wealth, and the referee’s reputation. Annual salaries for UFC referees can range from $25,000 to over $500,000. Referees also earn bonuses from sponsorships.

A referee’s annual compensation might vary from $250 to $10,000. These are only official figures, and there are rumors that some are significantly higher. If a woman referee has a good reputation, she generally makes even less money each fight than the average of $1,000.

How Much Do Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Referees Earn?

Male experts who participate in high-profile fights can make $5,000 to $15,000 (no incentives included). However, the highest earners might take home anything from $250,000 to $500,000. These are the people with years of experience in mixed martial arts and a solid understanding of regulations and rules.

Beginners have the potential to make $250– $650. Moreover, their yearly compensation ranges from $15,000 to $30,000. If they become professionals, female referees often get $1,000 for each match. That said, there’s a chance to make between $2,000 and $3,500 for each pay-per-view event.

Here are names of the Top 10 UFC Referee

10. Steve Mazzagatti

9. Greg Franklin

8. Mike Beltran

7. Kevin Mulhall

6. Yves Lavigne

5. Marc Goddard

4. Mario Yamasaki

3. John McCarthy

2. Josh Rosenthal

1. Herb Dean

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