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Top Ten Earning Lightweights
Oct 7, 2017; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Tony Ferguson (red gloves) competes against Kevin Lee (blue gloves) during the third round during UFC 216 at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joshua Dahl-USA TODAY Sports

 

(updated after UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs Medeiros)

 

Top Ten Earning Lightweights

Total Show Win Bonus
1 Tony Ferguson  $       500,000  $        250,000  $            250,000
2 Kevin Lee  $       300,000  $        250,000  $              50,000
3 Anthony Pettis  $       270,000  $        135,000  $            135,000
4 Justin Gaethje*  $       200,000  $        100,000  $            100,000
5 Khabib Nurmagomedov  $       160,000  $          80,000  $              80,000
6 Edson Barboza  $       150,000  $          75,000  $              75,000
7 Jim Miller*  $       142,000  $          71,000  $              71,000
8 Sage Northcutt*  $       140,000  $          70,000  $              70,000
9 Dustin Poirier  $       130,000  $          65,000  $              65,000
10 Joe Lauzon  $       124,000  $          62,000  $              62,000


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