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Ronda Rousey Career Earnings

(Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports) Ronda Rousey Career Earnings   (UFC only – doesn’t including undisclosed bonuses of PPV earnings) * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event   UFC 157 – Feb 23/13 – W (Carmouche) – $90,000 ($45,000 to show, $45,000 win bonus) UFC […]

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UFC 184 Fighter Purses, Attendance & Gate

  Ronda Rousey earned $12,857 per second last night at UFC 184.  Nice gig. Here are UFC 184’s fighter purses, released by the California State Athletic Commission, and first reported on MMA Junkie.   Attendance: 17,654 Gate: $2,675,000   UFC 184 Fighter Purses   Jake Ellenberger: $186,000 ($68,000 to show, $68,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the […]

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Top Ten Earning Lightweights

    (Updated after UFC 184)   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 Eddie Alvarez  $100,000  $100,000  $          – 5 Takanori Gomi* […]

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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 info) Figures represent a fighter’s payout per fight Updated after UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs Mir Total         Show     […]

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

Frank Mir saved his career on Sunday night at UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs Mir, and also had the honor of earning the biggest payday. 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 event is official.  However, you […]

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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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UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs Thatch Fighter Purses, Attendance & Gate

  Benson Henderson’s welterweight debut was a smashing success, as he got an impressive victory over Brandan Thatch and left as the evening’s top earner. Before we go any further, we should note that the Colorado Athletic Commission doesn’t officially release fighter pay info, so none of the following salary data for the event is official.  […]

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Benson Henderson Career Earnings

Benson Henderson 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 129 – Apr 30/11 – W (Bocek) – $34,000 ($17,000 to show, $17,000 win bonus)* UFC Live: Hardy vs Lytle – Aug […]

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Bellator 133 Fighter Purses

  Bellator 133 went down last night at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California, and Daniel Weichel, who pulled off a big upset win over Pat Curran, was the night’s biggest earner.  Here are Bellator 133 fighter purses, released by the California Athletic Commission and first reported on Sherdog.   Bellator 133 Fighter Purses […]

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Anderson Silva Career Earnings

Anderson Silva Career Earnings (UFC only – doesn’t include any undisclosed bonuses or PPV earnings) * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event UFC Ultimate Fight Night 5 – Jun 28/06 – W (Leben) – $66,000 ($36,000 to show, $30,000* Knockout of the Night bonus) […]

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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 183   Top Ten Earning Welterweights   Total        Show    Win Bonus 1 Johny Hendricks  $350,000  $   150,000  $   200,000 2 Robbie Lawler  $220,000  $   110,000  $   110,000 […]

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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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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 183 Top Ten Earning Middleweights   Total          Show       […]

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UFC 183 Fighter Purses, Attendance & Gate

  The Spider is back!  And he’s rich. Here is UFC 183’s fighter purse info, straight from the Nevada Athletic Commission.   Attendance: 13,114 Gate: $4,500,000   UFC 183 Fighter Purses   Anderson Silva: $800,000 ($600,000 to show, $200,000 win bonus) Nick Diaz: $500,000 Thales Leites: $148,000 ($24,000 to show, $24,000 win bonus, $50,000 Fight of the […]

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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: Gustafsson vs Johnson […]

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