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Demetrious Johnson Career Earnings

(Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports)   Demetrious Johnson Career Earnings (UFC pay only, not including PPV or locker room bonuses) * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event UFC 126 – Feb 5/11 – W (Yamamoto) – $10,000 ($5,000 to show, $5,000 win bonus) UFC 130 […]

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Michael Bisping Career Earnings

  Michael Bisping Career Earnings   (UFC pay only, not including PPV or locker room bonuses) * denotes an estimated purse   Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event TUF 3 Finale – Jun 24/06 – W (Haynes) – $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus)* UFC 66 – […]

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Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson Career Earnings

Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson Career Earnings (UFC pay only, not including PPV or locker room bonuses) * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event UFC 67 – Feb 3/07 – W (Eastman) – $170,000 UFC 71 – May 26/07 – W (Liddell) – $265,000 ($225,000 to […]

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UFC 186 Fighter Salaries, Attendance & Gate

  The Count gets to count a lot of money after leaving last night’s UFC 186 event in Montreal as the top earner. Before we go any further, we should note that most international fighter commissions don’t release fighter pay info, so none of the following salary data for the event is official.  However, you can get […]

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Top Ten Earning Flyweights

  (Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports) We continue our examination of fighter pay in each weight class with a look at one of the UFC’s newest weight classes, the flyweights..  With the UFC just introducing the 125-pound division last year, the purse levels for the fighters are still rather low while the division continues to mature. […]

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Top Ten Earning Light Heavyweights

  We continue our examination of fighter pay in each weight class with a look at the light heavyweights. No surprise at the top of the list. (fighters with a * beside their name have either estimated or non-current info) Figures represent a fighter’s payout per fight Updated after UFC 186   Top Ten Earning Light […]

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UFC Career Fighter Earnings

Which fighter has earned the most money over the course of their UFC career?  We’ve crunched the numbers and have the answer for you.  And the names at the top of the list probably won’t surprise many (except for that English chap near the top). But, before we reveal the list, first some ground rules.  Athletic […]

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Lyoto Machida Career Earnings

Lyoto Machida Career Earnings (UFC pay only, not including PPV or locker room bonuses) * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event UFC 67 – Feb 3/07 – W (Hoger) – $36,000 UFC 70 – Apr 21/07 – W (Heath) – $40,000 UFC 76 – […]

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Top Ten Earning Lightweights

    (Updated after UFC on Fox: Machida vs Rockhold)   Top Ten Earning Lightweights   (Total, Show, Win Bonus) 1 Gilbert Melendez  $200,000  $200,000  $          – 1 Anthony Pettis  $200,000  $100,000  $  100,000 3 Donald Cerrone  $146,000  $  73,000  $    73,000 4 Diego Sanchez  $140,000  $  70,000  $    70,000 5 Jim Miller*  $112,000  $  56,000 […]

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UFC on Fox: Machida vs Rockhold Fighter Salaries, Attendance & Gate

  Luke Rockhold might have totally beasted Lyoto Machida last night in New Jersey at UFC Fight Night: Machida vs Rockhold, but The Dragon still left the event the top earner. Before we go any further, we should note that the New Jersey Athletic Commission doesn’t release fighter pay info, so none of the following salary data […]

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Bellator 136 Fighter Salaries

Bellator’s reigning lightweight king Will Brooks retained his title Friday at Bellator 136, and in the process walked away the event’s top earner. Here is Bellator 136’s fighter purse info, released by the California State Athletic Commission.   Will Brooks: $72,000 ($36,000 to show, $36,000 win bonus) Joe Schilling: $27,000 Marcin Held: $26,000 ($13,000 to […]

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Top Ten Earning Heavyweights

  We conclude our examination of fighter pay in each weight class with a look at the big boys – the heavyweights.  The list is topped by someone who better start winning soon to justify his big paychecks. (fighters with a * beside their name have either estimated or non-current info) Figures represent a fighter’s […]

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UFC Fight Night: Gonzaga vs Cro Cop 2 Fighter Salaries, Attendance & Gate

Mirko Cro Cop is, unfathomably, back in the Octagon – and winning, too.  He was the top earner at last night’s UFC Fight Night: Gonzaga vs Cro Cop 2.   Before we go any further, we should note that international events don’t officially release fighter pay info, so none of the following salary data for the […]

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Top Ten Earning Featherweights

(Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports) We continue our examination of fighter pay in each weight class with a look at the featherweights. (fighters with a * beside their name have either estimated or non-current info) Figures represent a fighter’s payout per fight (Updated after UFC Fight Night: Mendes vs Lamas) Total, Show, Win Bonus 1 […]

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UFC Fight Night: Mendes vs Lamas Fighter Salaries, Attendance & Gate

Chad Mendes made quick work of Ricardo Lamas on Saturday night at UFC Fight Night: Mendes vs Lamas, and left the event the top earner. Here are the event’s fighter purses, released by the Virginia Department of Professional & Occupational Regulation, and first reported by MMA Fighting.   Attendance: 5,417 Gate: $545,604   UFC Fight Night: Mendes vs […]

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