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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 210)

 

Top Ten Earning Light Heavyweights

  Total Show Win Bonus
1 Daniel Cormier*  $          600,000  $         600,000  $              –
2 Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson*  $          500,000  $         500,000  $              –
2 Jon Jones  $          500,000  $         500,000  $              –
4 Tito Ortiz (Bellator)  $          300,000  $         300,000  $              –
5 Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua*  $          260,000  $         190,000  $        70,000
6 Antonio Rogerio Nogueira*  $          202,000  $         121,000  $        81,000
7 Glover Teixeira*  $          130,000  $           65,000  $        65,000
7 Phil Davis (Bellator)  $          130,000  $           65,000  $        65,000
9 Ryan Bader*  $          122,000  $           61,000  $        61,000
10 Ovince Saint Preux  $          110,000  $           55,000  $        55,000

 

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