• UFC referee salary figures are increasing at a staggering rate, with officials earning more than boxing referees

  • Herb Dean is the most famous UFC official, with an annual contract reportedly worth £400,000

  • The average UFC referee match fee works out at around £500

The road to becoming a UFC referee is long and tough but officials can reap rewards if they make it at the highest level of mixed martial arts.

With UFC referee salary figures soaring in recent times, online betting punters now see refs earning crazy sums of money – particularly for officiating pay-per-view bouts.

One of the toughest jobs in the world of sport, getting into the Octagon and officiating a bout is no easy feat. UFC referees certainly earn their lofty pay packet.

While the status of UFC referees isn’t quite on the level of UFC ring girls, officials have a crucial role to play in ensuring fights are kept under control.

Without further ado, it’s time to look at the UFC referee salary figures. How much do UFC officials earn per fight? What is the average UFC referee salary? Let’s get stuck in…

*Credit for the main photo belongs to Frank Franklin II / AP Photo*



Alex is a sports betting tipster, specialising in Premier League football, the Champions League and horse racing.

He loves placing a weekly accumulator on the football at the weekend and dreams of landing the big winner that will take him back to Las Vegas.

As well as writing sports betting tips for 888sport since 2015, Alex has produced content for several international media companies, such as Goal.com and The SPORTBible.