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List Of The Top 50 UFC Salaries 2022, Highest Earning Fighters, Salary Scale Ranking Explained

List Of The Top 50 UFC Salaries 2022, Highest Earning Fighters, Salary Scale Ranking Explained

In recent times the UFC industry has gained a lot of popularity and there has been a considerable amount of increase in its viewership, know about the salaries for 2022

This increase has also resulted in the rise in the fighters’ popularity and their net worth.

In this scenario, there has been a huge expansion in the number of fans. This has led people to wonder about the MMA fighters, their lifestyle, and their net worth.

MMA has been a quite popular sport for a long time. Even with less technology back then, spectators and players had a great time watching the sport. Now, it is one of the most famous and thriving industries in the sporting ecosystem and many people can now follow their dreams make a living as this industry produce several wealthy athletes.

List Of Top 50 UFC Salaries 2022 And Highest Earning Fighters 

But there are many complications as well in this as the Athletic commissions didn’t release the information regarding the fighter purse until 2004, thus the information acquired is from UFC 46.  These are the only reported salaries plus Fight of the Night, Knockout of the Night, and Submission of the Night bonuses that have been released publicly.

A lot of the top-performing fighters are paid additional bonuses that aren’t mentioned in the report. Also, these top boxers get a cut of the pay-per-view buys for events that they headline, in addition to this; every fighter makes money from sponsorships. The official UFC Reebok money of sponsorship money was added into the figures starting with UFC 189.  Many athletic commissions don’t report the information of salaries of the fighters.

Thus, it should not be considered that a fighter’s purse is based on what they have earned in their other fights.  But this data is still very close to accurate, as the purse remaining for most of the fighters’ purses remains rather predictable from fight to fight.

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No, stop wondering about the net worth of the fighters and let’s have a look at the Top 50 list of the highest earning fighters in UFC. Click on the fighter’s name to get a breakdown of their complete salary.

1 Conor McGregor*  $25,302,000
2 Khabib Nurmagomedov*  $14,770,200
3 Alistair Overeem*  $  9,914,500
4 Anderson Silva *  $  8,732,000
5 Andrei Arlovski*  $  7,201,000
6 Michael Bisping*  $  7,135,000
7 Junior dos Santos*  $  7,110,000
8 Georges St-Pierre*  $  7,037,000
9 Jon Jones*  $  7,025,000
10 Donald Cerrone*  $  6,816,200
11 Mark Hunt*  $  6,304,000
12 Daniel Cormier*  $  6,256,000
13 Stipe Miocic*  $  6,068,000
14 Jose Aldo*  $  6,067,000
15 Vitor Belfort*  $  5,455,200
16 Frankie Edgar*  $  5,429,000
17 Dustin Poirier*  $  5,428,700
18 Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua*  $  5,270,000
19 Brock Lesnar*  $  5,080,000
20 Nate Diaz*  $  4,912,000
21 Max Holloway*  $  4,833,000
22 Derrick Lewis*  $  4,804,000
23 Rashad Evans*  $  4,735,000
24 Tyron Woodley*  $  4,684,000
25 Lyoto Machida*  $  4,585,000
26 Chris Weidman*  $  4,573,000
27 Dan Henderson*  $  4,400,000
28 Chuck Liddell*  $  4,380,000
29 Robbie Lawler*  $  4,364,000
30 Ronda Rousey*  $  4,275,000
31 Fabricio Werdum*  $  4,258,000
32 Kamaru Usman*  $  4,236,500
33 Charles Oliveira*  $  4,177,300
34 Amanda Nunes*  $  4,153,000
35 Tito Ortiz*  $  4,135,000
36 Jim Miller*  $  4,122,000
37 Demian Maia *  $  3,953,000
38 Israel Adesanya*  $  3,910,500
39 Anthony Pettis*  $  3,632,500
40 Diego Sanchez*  $  3,599,000
41 Demetrious Johnson*  $  3,538,000
42 Frank Mir*  $  3,509,000
43 Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson*  $  3,490,000
44 Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza*  $  3,456,000
45 Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira *  $  3,400,000
46 Robert Whittaker*  $  3,392,000
47 B.J. Penn *  $  3,345,000
48 Rafael dos Anjos*  $  3,313,000
49 Jorge Masvidal*  $  3,265,000
50 Glover Teixeira*  $  3,157,000

UFC Salary Scale Ranking

There are three salary tiers that a UFC fighter is divided into: low, medium, and high. The lowest earners earn between $10,000 and $30,000, and the highest tier takes home between $500,000 and $3,000,000 per fight.

In the list of top of highest-earning fighters, Conor McGregor, the former Cage Warriors featherweight and lightweight champion comes first with $25,302,000. That is followed by Khabib Nurmagomedov with an amount of $14,770,200.

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Third, comes the former Strike force Heavyweight Champion, DREAM Heavyweight Champion, K-1 World Grand Prix Champion, and the first fighter to hold world titles in MMA and K-1 kickboxing at the same time, Alistair Overeem with $  9,914,500. He is followed by Anderson Silva with $ 8,732,000 and the position is taken by Andrei Arlovski with $ 7,201,000.

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