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Wanderlei Silva Career UFC Fight Purse Breakdown

Wanderlei Silva * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event UFC Brazil – Oct 16/98 – L (Belfort) – N/A UFC 20 - May 7/99 – W (Petarra) – N/A UFC 25 – Apr 14/00 – L (Ortiz) – N/A UFC 79 – Dec 29/08 – […]

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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 name at the top of the list probably won’t surprise many. But, before we reveal the list, first some ground rules.  Athletic commissions didn’t start releasing fighter purse info until […]

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

Gleison Tibau recorded his 15th (!!) win inside the Octagon last night in Brasilia, Brazil at UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs Arlovski, and in the process walked away the event’s top earner. 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 […]

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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 […]

Benson Henderson UFC Fight Purse Breakdown

Benson Henderson * 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 24/11 – W (J. Miller) - $34,000 ($17,000 to show, $17,000 win bonus) UFC […]

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Top Ten Earning Lightweights

(Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports) Bellator leads the way! (Updated after UFC on Fox: Henderson vs dos Anjos) (Total, Show, Win Bonus) 1 Michael Chandler (Bellator)  $190,000  $  95,000  $    95,000 2 Gilbert Melendez  $175,000  $175,000  $          – 3 Eddie Alvarez (Bellator)  $160,000  $  80,000  $    80,000 4 Diego Sanchez  $140,000  $  70,000  $    70,000 5 […]

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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UFC Fight Night: Jacare vs Mousasi Fighter Purses, Attendance & Gate

If last night was Alistair Overeem’s swan song in the Octagon, he at least left a rich man. Before we go any further, we should note that Connecticut doesn’t release fighter pay info, so none of the following salary data for the event is official.  However, you can get a fairly accurate picture of a fighter’s […]

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UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs dos Anjos Fighter Purse, Attendance & Gate

Rafael dos Anjos ended up with the biggest win of his career at UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs dos Anjos AND the biggest payday. Here is the fighter purse info for the event, straight from the Oklahoma Athletic Commission.   Attendance: 7,119 Gate: $452,075   Rafael dos Anjos: $126,000 ($38,000 to show, $38,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of […]

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UFC 177 Fighter Purses, Attendance & Gate

(Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports) The hometown boy came out the big winner last night at UFC 177, as T.J. Dillashaw knocked out Joe Soto in the evening’s main event and left as the highest paid fighter. Here are UFC 177′s fighter purse payout info released by the California State Athletic Commission (and first reported […]

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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 or non-current info) Figures represent a fighter’s payout per fight Updated after UFC 175 Total         Show       […]

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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 Fight Night: Bisping vs Le Total          Show       […]

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UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs Le Fighter Purses, Attendance & Gate

  Another fight, another big payday for Michael Bisping – he was the top earner at UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs Le. Before we go any further, we should note that international events generally don’t release fighter pay info, so none of the following salary data for the event is official.  However, you can get a […]

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UFC Fight Night: Bader vs Saint Preux Fighter Purses, Attendance & Gate

(Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports) Fighting in his native Maine for the first time, Tim Boetsch didn’t disappoint his “hometown” crowd.  He TKO’d Brad Tavares and got the biggest paycheck of the evening. Before we go any further, we should note that the Combat Sports Authority of Maine doesn’t release fighter pay info, so none of the […]

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Ryan Bader Career UFC Fight Purse Breakdown

Ryan Bader * denotes an estimated purse Click on event name for full payout for all fighters for that event TUF: Team Nog vs Team Mir Finale - Dec 13/08 – W (Magalhaes) – $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus) UFC Fight Night: Condit vs Kampmann – Apr 1/09 – W (Marrero) – $30,000 ($15,000 […]

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