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Top Ten Earning Lightweights
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 12: Conor McGregor of Ireland celebrates his KO victory over Eddie Alvarez of the United States in their lightweight championship bout during the UFC 205 event at Madison Square Garden on November 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images )
NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 12: Conor McGregor of Ireland celebrates his KO victory over Eddie Alvarez of the United States in their lightweight championship bout during the UFC 205 event at Madison Square Garden on November 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images )

 

(updated after UFC 213)

 

Top Ten Earning Lightweights

Total Show Win Bonus
1 Conor McGregor*  $     3,500,000  $     3,500,000  $                    –
2 Khabib Nurmagomedov  $       500,000  $        500,000  $                    –
2 Tony Ferguson  $       500,000  $        250,000  $            250,000
4 Gilbert Melendez  $       200,000  $        200,000  $                    –
4 Justin Gaethje  $       200,000  $        100,000  $            100,000
6 Anthony Pettis  $       180,000  $          90,000  $              90,000
7 Diego Sanchez  $       170,000  $          85,000  $              85,000
8 Eddie Alvarez*  $       150,000  $        150,000  $                    –
9 Jim Miller  $       142,000  $          71,000  $              71,000
10 Joe Lauzon  $       124,000  $          62,000  $              62,000


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