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John Dodson Career Earnings

John Dodson 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 TUF 14 Finale – Dec 3/11 – W (Dillashaw) – $56,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus, $40,000 Knockout of the Night bonus) […]

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 31:  John Lineker celebrates his victory over Ian McCall after their flyweight bout during UFC 183 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 31, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

John Lineker Career Earnings

  John Lineker 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 on Fox: Diaz vs Miller – May 5/12 – L (Gaudinot) – $69,800 ($6,000 to show, $65,000 Fight of the Night bonus, […]

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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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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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Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Justino Career Earnings

  Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Santos Career Earnings (2008 onward only – no info for her first five fights in Brazil) * denotes an estimated purse Sponsorship money, PPV and/or undisclosed bonuses not included Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event   EliteXC: Unfinished Business – Jul 26/08 – W (Baszler) […]

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UFC Fight Night: Cyborg vs Lansberg Fighter Salaries, Reebok $, Attendance & Gate

Big Country got a big knockout last night in Brasil, and earned a big payday. 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 a fairly accurate picture of a fighter’s pay […]

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Roy Nelson Career Earnings

Roy Nelson Career Earnings (2008 onward, other than SRP) * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event   IFL: Las Vegas – Feb 29/08 – W (Scherner) – $24,000 ($14,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus) IFL: Connecticut – May 16/08 – W (Imes) – $24,000 ($14,000 […]

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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 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: Poirier vs Johnson   Top Ten Earning Welterweights Total Show Win Bonus 1 Nate Diaz  $     2,000,000  $        2,000,000  $              – 2 CM Punk  $        500,000  $          500,000  $              – […]

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Urijah Faber Career Earnings

  Urijah Faber Career Earnings   (2007 onward; doesn’t include PPV bonuses) * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event WEC 25 – Jan 20/07 – W (Pearson) – $10,000 ($5,000 to show, $5,000 win bonus) WEC 26 – Mar 24/07 – W (Cruz) – $14,000 ($7,000 […]

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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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Alistair Overeem Career Earnings

  Alistair Overeem Career Earnings   * denotes an estimated purse, UFC fights only (other than one for Pride and one for Strikeforce) Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event Pride 33 – Feb 24/07 – L (Ma. Rua) – $10,000 Strikeforce: Four Men Enter, One Man Survives – Nov […]

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Fabricio Werdum Career Earnings

  Fabricio Werdum Career Earnings   * denotes an estimated purse, Strikeforce & UFC fights only Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event   UFC 70 – Apr 21/07 – L (Arlovski) – $80,000 UFC 80 – Jan 19/08 – W (Gonzaga) – $160,000 ($80,000 to show, $80,000 win bonus)* UFC 85 […]

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Top Ten Earning Lightweights

    (Updated after UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs Johnson)   Top Ten Earning Lightweights Total Show Win Bonus 1 Rafael dos Anjos  $       310,000  $        310,000 2 Gilbert Melendez  $       200,000  $        200,000  $                    – 3 Anthony Pettis  $       160,000  $          80,000  $              80,000 3 Diego Sanchez  $       160,000  $          80,000  $              80,000 5 Eddie […]

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UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs Johnson Fighter Salaries, Reebok $, Attendance & Gate

  UFC vet Evan Dunham had a real slobberknocker with newcomer Rick Glenn at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs Johnson, and was the event’s top earner. Before we go any further, we should note that the Texas commission doesn’t release fighter pay info, so none of the following salary data for the event is official.  However, […]

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Stipe Miocic Career Earnings

  Stipe Miocic Career Earnings (UFC fights only; PPV and/or undisclosed bonuses not included; Reebok sponsorship started July 2015) * denotes an estimated purse   Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event UFC 136 – Oct 8/11 – W (Beltran) – $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 win bonus)* UFC on Fuel […]

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UFC 203 Fighter Salaries, Reebok $, Attendance & Gate

  Alistair Overeem got put to sleep at UFC 203, but he still was the event’s top earner. Here are the fighter payouts, released by the Ohio Athletic Commission.   Attendance: 18,875 Gate: $2,600,000   Alistair Overeem: $829,500 ($800,000 show, $30,000 Reebok sponsorship, $500 fine for showing up late to weigh-in) Stipe Miocic: $690,000 ($600,000 show, no win […]

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Ryan Bader Career Earnings

Ryan Bader Career Earnings (UFC fights only; PPV and/or undisclosed bonuses not included; Reebok sponsorship started July 2015) * denotes an estimated purse   Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event TUF: Team Nog vs Team Mir Finale – Dec 13/08 – W (Magalhaes) – $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 […]

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Alexander Gustafsson Career Earnings

(Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) Alexander Gustafsson Career Earnings   (UFC purse & win bonuses only, along with end of night bonuses.  Reebok sponsorship money effective July 2015) * denotes an estimated purse   Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event UFC 105 – Nov 14/09 – W (Hamman) – $6,000 […]

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