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Top Ten Earning Light Heavyweights

 

(fighters with a * beside their name have either estimated or non-current info)

Figures represent a fighter’s payout per fight

(updated after UFC 214)

 

Top Ten Earning Light Heavyweights

Total Show Win Bonus
1 Daniel Cormier*  $       1,000,000  $       1,000,000  $              –
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 Jimi Manuwa  $          240,000  $         120,000  $      120,000
7 Antonio Rogerio Nogueira*  $          202,000  $         121,000  $        81,000
8 Glover Teixeira*  $          140,000  $           70,000  $        70,000
9 Phil Davis (Bellator)  $          130,000  $           65,000  $        65,000
10 Ovince Saint Preux  $          110,000  $           55,000  $        55,000
10 Volkan Oezdemir  $          110,000  $           80,000  $        30,000

 

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