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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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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: Maia vs LaFlare   Top Ten Earning Welterweights   Total        Show    Win Bonus 1 Robbie Lawler  $220,000  $   110,000  $   110,000 2 Josh Koscheck  $156,000 […]

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UFC Fight Night: Maia vs LaFlare Fighter Purses, Attendance & Gate

Demian Maia ground out a victory last night over Ryan LaFlare at UFC Fight Night: Maia vs LaFlare, and left as the evening’s top earner. 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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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 Lightweights

    (Updated after UFC 185)   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* […]

PHOENIX, AZ - DECEMBER 13:  Alistair Overeem reacts after his ko victory over Stefan Struve (not pictured) in their heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at the at U.S. Airways Center on December 13, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

UFC 185 Fighter Purses, Attendance & Gate

  Two new champions were crowned last night in Dallas at UFC 185, but they still didn’t earn more than Alistair Overeem. Before we go any further, we should note that the Texas Athletic Commission doesn’t officially release fighter pay info, so none of the following salary data for the event is official.  However, you can […]

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Roy Nelson Career Earnings

Roy Nelson Career Earnings (UFC earnings only) * 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 […]

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Johny Hendricks Career Earnings

Johny Hendricks Career Earnings   (UFC earnings only – doesn’t include undisclosed bonuses or PPV earnings) * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event   UFC 101 – Aug 8/09 – W (Sadollah) – $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 win bonus)* UFC 107 – Dec […]

Mark Munoz Career Earnings

Mark Munoz Career Earnings

Mark Munoz Career Earnings   (UFC only – doesn’t include undisclosed bonuses or PPV earnings) * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event UFC 96 – Mar 7/09 – L (Hamill) – $12,000 UFC 102 – Aug 29/09 – W (Catone) – $24,000 ($12,000 to […]

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Invicta FC 11: Cyborg vs Tweet Fighter Salaries

  Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Justino doesn’t just annihilate her opponents in the cage – she does it at the bank, too. Here are Invicta FC 11: Cyborg vs Tweet’s fighter purses, as released by the California State Athletic Commission.   Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Justino: $91,500 ($45,000 to show, $45,000 win bonus, $1,500 Performance of the Night bonus) Alexa Grasso: […]

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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 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 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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