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UFC Fight Night: Machida vs Dollaway Fighter Salaries

  Lyoto Machida earned himself a real quick quarter million dollars last night in his native Brazil.  He was the top earner at UFC Fight Night: Machida vs Dollaway. 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 […]

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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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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 Bellator 131   Total, Show, Win […]

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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 181 Total        Show    Win Bonus 1 Johny Hendricks  $350,000  $   150,000  $   200,000 2 Robbie Lawler  $220,000  $   110,000  $   110,000 3 Josh Koscheck  $156,000  $     78,000  $     […]

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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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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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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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Junior dos Santos UFC Fight Purse Breakdown

  Junior dos Santos * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event UFC 90 – Oct 25/08 – W (Werdum) – $125,000 ($30,000 to show*, $30,000 win bonus*, $65,000 Knockout of the Night bonus) UFC 95 – Feb 21/09 – W (Struve) – $60,000 ($30,000 to […]

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RFA 21 Fighter Salaries

Every wonder what fighters who fight on the smaller MMA circuits earn?  We’ve got some info, as the payouts for the fighters on Resurrection Fighting Alliance’s December 5th card has been released by the California Athletic Commission.   Chase Gormley: $3,100 ($1,500 to show, $1,500 win bonus, $100 from Sopi for missing weight) Mehdi Baghdad: $3,000 […]

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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 The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned Finale) Total, Show, […]

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UFC on Fox: dos Santos vs Miocic Fighter Salaries, Attendance & Gate

(Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)   It’s good to be The Reem.  He got back on the winning track at UFC on Fox: dos Santos vs Miocic, and walked away with the biggest paycheck. Before we go any further, we should note that the Arizona Commission doesn’t release fighter pay info, so none of the following salary data […]

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Top Ten Earning Lightweights

    (Updated after UFC 181)   (Total, Show, Win Bonus) 1 Gilbert Melendez  $200,000  $200,000  $          – 1 Anthony Pettis  $200,000  $100,000  $  100,000 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  $          – 5 Takanori Gomi*  $100,000  $  50,000  $    […]

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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 info) Figures represent a fighter’s payout per fight Updated after UFC 181 Total         Show         Win Bonus […]

Johny Hendricks UFC Fight Purse Breakdown

Johny Hendricks * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event   UFC 101 – Aug 8/09 – W (Sadollah) – $40,000 ($20,000 to show, $20,000 win bonus)* UFC 107 – Dec 12/09 – W (Funch) – $40,000 ($20,000 to show, $20,000 win bonus)* UFC 113 – […]

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