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Demetrious Johnson UFC Fight Purse Breakdown

(Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports)   Demetrious Johnson * 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 – May 28/11 – W (Torres) -  $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,00 win […]

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Top Ten Earning Middleweights

  We continue our examination of fighter pay in each weight class with a look at the middleweights. (fighters with a * beside their name have either estimated or non-current info) Figures represent a fighter’s payout per fight Updated after UFC 178   Total          Show       Win Bonus 1 Anderson […]

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UFC 178 Fighter Salaries, Attendance & Gate

  (Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports)   How meteoric has Conor McGregor’s rise been?  Four fights into his UFC career, he’s already paid a higher rate than Ronda Rousey. Here is the UFC 178 fighter payout info, straight from the Nevada Athletic Commission.   Attendance: 10,544 Gate: $2,200,000   Conor McGregor: $200,000 ($75,000 to show, $75,000 […]

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Top Ten Earning Lightweights

(Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)   Bellator leads the way!   (Updated after UFC 178) (Total, Show, Win Bonus) 1 Michael Chandler (Bellator)  $190,000  $  95,000  $    95,000 2 Gilbert Melendez  $175,000  $175,000  $          – 3 Diego Sanchez  $140,000  $  70,000  $    70,000 4 Donald Cerrone  $126,000  $  63,000  $    63,000 5 Eddie Alvarez  $100,000  $100,000 […]

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Top Ten Earning Bantamweights

(Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports) We continue our examination of fighter pay in each weight class with a look at the bantamweights. (fighters with a * beside their name have either estimated or non-current info) Figures represent a fighter’s payout per fight Updated after UFC 178 Total         Show       […]

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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 178) Total, Show, Win Bonus 1 B.J. Penn  $300,000  $ […]

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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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Conor McGregor Career UFC Fight Purse Breakdown

(Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports)   Conor McGregor * 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) – $76,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus, $60,000 Knockout of the Night bonus)* UFC Fight Night: Shogun […]

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Matt Hughes Career UFC Fight Purse Breakdown

Matt Hughes * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event UFC 22 – Sep 24/99 – W (Ignatov) – N/A UFC 26 – Jun 9/00 – W (Aguiar) – N/A UFC 29 – Dec 16/00 – L (Hallman) – N/A UFC 34 – Nov 2/01 […]

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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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Roy Nelson UFC Fight Purse Breakdown

Roy Nelson * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event TUF: Heavyweight Finale – Dec 5/09 – W (Schaub) – $41,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus, $25,000 Knockout of the Night bonus) UFC Fight Night: Florian vs Gomi - Mar 31/10 – W (Struve) – […]

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UFC on Fox: Hunt vs Nelson Fighter Purses & Attendance

In the battle of the old, fat guys (meant in the most respectful way possible), Mark Hunt outslugged Roy Nelson both in the Octagon and at the bank. Before we go any further, we should note that most international events don’t release fighter pay info, so none of the following salary data for the event is […]

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Wanderlei Silva Career UFC Fight Purse Breakdown

Wanderlei Silva * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event UFC Brazil – Oct 16/98 – L (Belfort) – N/A UFC 20 - May 7/99 – W (Petarra) – N/A UFC 25 – Apr 14/00 – L (Ortiz) – N/A UFC 79 – Dec 29/08 – […]

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UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs Arlovski Fighter Purses, Attendance & Gate

Gleison Tibau recorded his 15th (!!) win inside the Octagon last night in Brasilia, Brazil at UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs Arlovski, and in the process walked away the event’s top earner. Before we go any further, we should note that most international events don’t release fighter pay info, so none of the following salary data […]

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2014 Fighter Salaries: Top 10 Earners

Who is the top earner in MMA in 2014?  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.  Many top performing fighters get additional bonuses […]

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