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Top Ten Earning Bantamweights

(Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports) (fighters with a * beside their name have either estimated info) Figures represent a fighter’s payout per fight Updated after UFC on Fox: Dillashaw vs Barao 2     Total Show Win Bonus 1 Renan Barao*  $152,000  $   76,000  $       76,000 2 T.J. Dillashaw*  $104,000  $   52,000  $       52,000 3 Dominick Cruz […]

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Top Ten Earning Lightweights

    (Updated after UFC on Fox: Dillashaw vs Barao 2)   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 Takanori Gomi*  $160,000  $  80,000  $    80,000 4 Donald Cerrone  $152,000  $  76,000  $    76,000 5 Diego Sanchez  $140,000  $  70,000 […]

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Renan Barao Career Earnings

Renan Barao Career Earnings (UFC fights only, doesn’t include undisclosed bonuses, Reebok sponsorship started July 2015) * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event UFC 130 – May 28/11 – W (Escovedo) – $10,000 ($5,000 to show, $5,000 win bonus) UFC 138 – Nov 5/11 – W […]

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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 at the top). But, before we reveal the list, first some ground rules.  Athletic […]

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2015 Top 10 MMA Earners

  Who is the top earner in MMA in 2015?  We’ve crunched the numbers and have the answer. It is worth noting that these are only the reported salaries plus Fight of the Night, Knockout of the Night, and Submission of the Night bonuses that have been made public, plus the official UFC Reebok sponsorship […]

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Frank Mir Career Earnings

  Frank Mir Career Earnings (UFC pay only, not including PPV or locker room bonuses, Athletic commissions didn’t start releasing fighter purse info until 2004, so the info below only reflects money earned from UFC 46 and onward, Reebok sponsorship money started at UFC 189) * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full […]

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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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UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs Leites Fighter Salaries, Sponsorship, Attendance & Gate

Michael Bisping squeaked out a split decision victory over Thales Leites today in the main event at UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs Leites, and in the process left the event 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 […]

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Michael Bisping Career Earnings

  Michael Bisping Career Earnings   (UFC pay only, not including PPV or locker room bonuses.  Reebok sponsorship money started at UFC 189) * 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 […]

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Top Ten Earning Welterweights

  (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: Ellenberger vs Thompson   Top Ten Earning Welterweights   Total Show Win Bonus 1 Robbie Lawler  $300,000  $   150,000  $   150,000 2 Jake Ellenberger  $146,000  $     73,000  $     73,000 3 Demain […]

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Top Ten Earning Featherweights

(Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports) (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: Ellenberger vs Thompson)   Total Show Win Bonus 1 Conor McGregor  $500,000  $ 500,000 1 Chad Mendes  $500,000  $ 500,000 3 Frankie Edgar*  $300,000  $ […]

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Conor McGregor Career Earnings

(Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports)   Conor McGregor Career Earnings   (UFC earnings only – doesn’t include any undisclosed PPV bonuses or any other bonuses) * denotes an estimated purse   Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event   UFC on Fuel TV: Mousasi vs Latifi – Apr 6/13 – W (Brimage) […]

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