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2016 Top Ten MMA Earners

  Who is the top earner in MMA in 2016?  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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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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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 Women’s Fighters

(Jayne Kamin-Oncea-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 on Fox: Teixeira vs Saint Preux   Top Ten Earning Women’s Fighters    Total   Show  Win Bonus 1 Cat Zingano  $200,000  $100,000  $    100,000 2 Ronda Rousey*  $150,000  $  […]

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Ovince Saint Preux Career Earnings

  Ovince Saint Preux Career Earnings   * denotes an estimated purse, UFC fights only Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event   UFC 159 – Apr 27/13 – W (Villante) – $40,000 ($20,000 to show, $20,000 win bonus)* UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs Sonnen – Aug 17/13 – W […]

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UFC 197 Fighter Salaries, Reebok $, Attendance & Gate

  Jon Jones made a triumphant return to the octagon last Saturday at UFC 197, and was the event’s top earner. Here is the fighter purse info for UFC 197, released by the Nevada Athletic Commission.   Attendance: 11,352 Gate: $2,300,000   Jon Jones: $530,000 ($500,000 to show, $30,000 Reebok sponsorship) Demetrious Johnson: $285,000 ($135,000 to show, […]

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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, Reebok sponsorship started with UFC 189) * 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 […]

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Jon Jones Career Earnings

  Jon Jones Career UFC Fight Purse Breakdown * denotes an estimated purse (UFC pay only, not including PPV or locker room bonuses, Reebok sponsorship started with UFC 189)   Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event UFC 87 – Aug 9/08 – W (Gusmao) – $12,000 ($6,000 to […]

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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 on Fox: Teixeira vs Saint Preux   […]

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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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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 on Fox: Teixeira vs Evans)   Total Show Win Bonus 1 Conor McGregor  $500,000  $500,000  $          – 1 Jose Aldo  $500,000  $400,000  $  100,000 3 Frankie Edgar  $360,000 […]

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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: Teixeira vs Evans   Total Show Win Bonus 1 Urijah Faber  $      300,000  $      150,000  $          150,000 2 Renan Barao*  $      152,000  $       76,000  $           76,000 3 Marlon Moraes […]

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UFC on Fox: Teixeira vs Evans Fighter Salaries, Reebok $, Attendance & Gate

  Glover Teixeira made quick work of Rashad Evans in the main event of last Saturday’s UFC on Fox: Teixeira vs Evans and walked away the top earner. Here are the fighter payouts for the event, released by the Florida State Boxing Commission   Attendance: 11,273 Gate: $1,057,000   Glover Teixeira: $175,000 ($60,000 to show, $60,000 […]

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Rashad Evans Career Earnings

Rashad Evans Career Earnings   (UFC only; PPV & undisclosed bonuses not included; Reebok sponsorship money started July 2015) * denotes an estimated purse   Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event TUF 2 Finale – Nov 5/05 – W (Imes) – $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)* […]

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Junior dos Santos Career Earnings

  Junior dos Santos Career Earnings   * denotes an estimated purse, UFC fights only Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event   UFC 90 – Oct 25/08 – W (Werdum) – $71,000 ($3,000 to show*, $3,000 win bonus*, $65,000 Knockout of the Night bonus) UFC 95 – Feb […]

NEWARK, NJ - JANUARY 30:  Ben Rothwell of the United States celebrates his second round submission win by guillotine choke against Josh Barnett (not pictured) of the United States in their heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at the Prudential Center on January 30, 2016 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Ben Rothwell Career Earnings

    Ben Rothwell 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 […]

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WSOF 30: Branch vs Starks Fighter Purses

Two-weight division champ David Branch defended his WSOF Middleweight Title last Saturday night in Las Vegas, and in the process was WSOF 30’s top earner. Here are the fighter payouts for the event, released by the Nevada Athletic Commission.   David Branch: $130,000 ($65,000 to show, $65,000 win bonus) Jon Fitch: $70,000 ($35,000 to show, […]

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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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UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs Mir Fighter Salaries, Reebok $$, Attendance & Gate

A perfect homecoming for the Super Samoan Mark Hunt – he smoked Frank Mir in quick order and left the night the top earner. Here are the fighter payouts for UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs Mir.  Before we go any further, we should note that most international fighter commissions don’t release fighter pay info, so none of […]

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