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DENVER, CO - JANUARY 3:  Mixed martial artist Holly Holm, who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship bantamweight division, looks on during a game between the Denver Broncos and the San Diego Chargers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 3, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Holly Holm Career Earnings

  Holly Holm 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 184 – Feb 28/15 – W (Pennington) – $50,000 ($25,000 to show, $25,000 win bonus) UFC Fight Night: Mir vs Duffee […]

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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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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: McDonald vs Lineker Fighter Salaries, Reebok $, Attendance & Gate

It wasn’t easy, but Tony Ferguson got by game newcomer Lando Vannata on Wednesday and in the process was the top earner at UFC Fight Night: McDonald vs Lineker. Before we go any further, we should note that the South Dakota fighter commission doesn’t release fighter pay info, so none of the following salary data for the […]

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Johny Hendricks Career Earnings

Johny Hendricks Career Earnings   (WEC & 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 WEC 37 – Dec 3/08 – W (Haskins) – $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus) WEC 39 – Mar […]

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Frankie Edgar Career Earnings

Frankie Edgar Career Earnings (UFC fights only, doesn’t include any PPV bonuses or other bonuses, Reebok sponsorship pay came in to effect at UFC 189)   * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event UFC 67 – Feb 3/07 – W (Griffin) – $6,000 ($3,000 to show, […]

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Jose Aldo Career Earnings

  * denotes an estimated purse – WEC & UFC fights only – doesn’t include undisclosed and/or PPV bonuses   Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event WEC 34 – Jun 1/08 – W (Nogueira) – $6,000 ($3,000 to show, $3,000 win bonus) WEC 36 – Nov 5/08 – […]

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Cain Velasquez Career Earnings

(Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Sports)   Cain Velasquez Career Earnings (UFC fights only – doesn’t include PPV and/or other bonuses) * denotes an estimated purse   Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event   UFC 83 – Apr 19/08 – W (Morris) – $6,000 ($3,000 to show, $3,000 win bonus)* […]

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 9: Brock Lesnar before his fight against Mark Hunt during the UFC 200 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 9, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

Brock Lesnar Career Earnings

  Brock Lesnar Career Earnings * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event   Dynamite!! USA – Jun 2/07 – W (Kim) – $170,000 UFC 81 – Feb 2/08 – L (Mir) – $250,000 UFC 87 – Aug 9/08 – W (Herring) – $450,000 ($250,000 to show, $200,000 […]

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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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Daniel Cormier Career Earnings

  Daniel Cormier Career Earnings   (UFC & Strikeforce only. Not including PPV bonuses, Reebok sponsorship started July 2015) * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event Strikeforce Challengers: Kennedy vs Cummings – Sept 25/09 – W (Frazier) – $10,000 Strikeforce Challengers: Johnson vs Mahe – […]

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Rafael dos Anjos Career Earnings

  Rafael dos Anjos Career Earnings   * denotes an estimated purse, UFC fights only Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event   UFC 91 – Nov 15/08 – L (Stephens) – $4,000 UFC Fight Night: Condit vs Kampmann – Apr 1/09 – L (Griffin) – $34,000 ($4,000 to show, $30,000 […]

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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 – […]

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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 200   Top Ten Earning Light Heavyweights […]

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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 Women’s Fighters

(Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)   (fighters with a * beside their name have either estimated or non-current info) Figures represent a fighter’s payout per fight Updated after UFC 200   Top Ten Earning Women’s Fighters    Total   Show  Win Bonus 1 Miesha Tate  $500,000  $500,000  $            – 2 Joanna Jedrzejczyk  $210,000  $105,000  $    105,000 3 Ronda Rousey* […]

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Top Ten Earning Featherweights

(Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports) (fighters with a * beside their name have either estimated or non-current info) Figures represent a fighter’s payout per fight (Updated after UFC 200)   Total Show Win Bonus 1 Conor McGregor  $1,000,000  $1,000,000  $          – 2 Jose Aldo  $   500,000  $   400,000  $  100,000 3 Frankie Edgar  $   380,000  $   […]

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Top Ten Earning Bantamweights

(fighters with a * beside their name have either estimated info) Figures represent a fighter’s payout per fight Updated after UFC 200    Total Show Win Bonus 1 Dominick Cruz  $      350,000  $      350,000  $                  – 2 Urijah Faber  $      320,000  $      160,000  $          160,000 3 Marlon Moraes (WSOF)  $      140,000  $       70,000  $           70,000 4 […]

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 9: Brock Lesnar punches Mark Hunt (R) during the UFC 200 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 9, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

UFC 200: Tate vs Nunes Fighter Salaries, Reebok $, Attendance & Gate

  Brock Lesnar might want to think about doing this MMA stuff on a full time basis – just check out his earnings from this past Saturday. Here is UFC 200 fighter payouts, released by the Nevada Athletic Commission.   Attendance: 18,202 Gate: $10,700,000   Brock Lesnar: $2,505,000 ($2,500,000 to show, $5,000 Reebok sponsorship) Mark Hunt: $710,000 […]

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TUF: Team Joanna vs Team Claudia Finale Fighter Salaries, Reebok $, Attendance & Gate

Champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk put on a striking clinic last Friday, besting Claudia Gadelha, and was the top earner at the TUF Finale.  Here are the fighter payouts, released by the Nevada Athletic Commission.   Attendance: 8,115 Gate: $736,408   Joanna Jedrzejczyk: $300,000 ($105,000 to show, $105,000 win bonus, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $40,000 Reebok sponsorship) Claudia Gadelha: […]

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