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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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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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Top Ten Earning Welterweights

  We continue our examination of fighter pay in each weight class with a look at the welterweights.  While there might be a few surprising names on the list, the name at the top is of no great shock. (fighters with a * beside their name have either estimated or non-current info) Figures represent a […]

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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 – […]

Urijah Faber UFC Fight Purse Breakdown

  Urijah Faber * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event UFC 128 – Mar 19/11 – W (Wineland) – $64,000 ($32,000 to show, $32,000 win bonus)* UFC 132 – Jul 2/11 – L (Cruz) – $107,000 ($32,000 to show, $75,000 Fight of the Night bonus) UFC 139 – […]

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UFC 181 Fighter Salaries, Attendance & Gate

(Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports)   It’s good to be the champ – Robbie Lawler was the top earner at Saturday’s UFC 181.  Here is the fighter purse info for the event, released by the Nevada Athletic Commission.   Attendance: 9,617 Gate: $2,488,000   Robbie Lawler: $220,000 ($110,000 to show, $110,000 win bonus) Anthony Pettis: $250,000 ($100,000 to […]

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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 Fight Night: Edgar vs Swanson Fighter Purses, Attendance & Gate

Frankie Edgar has called for a featherweight title shot after his destruction of Cub Swanson on Saturday night, and it makes sense – he’s already paid like a champ.  Edgar was the top earner at UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs Swanson. Before we go any further, we should note that the Texas Athletic Commission doesn’t release fighter pay […]

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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 Bonus […]

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