Six-Figure Paydays for UFC Fighters

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According to the 2017 earning list top sportsmen or athletic icons such as Cristiano Ronaldo, probably one of the highest earning athletes have yearly winnings or salaries of $58 million, Lionel Messi in the third place on the list earns $53 million and Roger Federer around $6 million.

According to Forbes the highest paid athletes around the globe includes Floyd Mayweather who earned $275 million for a single night’s work. In heavyweight and lightweight championships, it is the newly crowned champion of the UFC Daniel Cormier that became one of seven to enjoy a six-figure salary for his victory at the UFC 226 over Stipe Miocic. The events salary information was finalised by the Nevada Athletic Commission for MMA fighters.

UFC 226 in Las Vegas

With Miocic defeated by Cormier in the first-round, the knockout became the 2nd in the dual-division of the UFC champion main even. Cormier received top rewards for this fight and pocketed over $500,000 for his win, while Miocic earned an event-high for his losing effort worth $750,00. It was an event that aired live on a pay-per-view option, and the UFC 226 took place at the T-Mobile Arena on the 7th of July in Las Vegas, Nevada. Apart from the main competitors another five fighters cleared earning worth six-figures at the UFC 226, these included

The earnings of the five fighters that earned six-figures at the UFC 226 includes Francis Ngannou earning $100,00, Paulo Costa $110,00 and Raphael Assuncao pocketing $130,000. Derrick Lewis earned $260,000 just short of topping the earnings of Anthony Pettis of $284,400. Supplementing their reported commission salaries Khalil Rountree, Cormier, Costa and Petts also went home with a fight night bonus based on their performances worth $50,000.

Complete List of UFC 226 Earnings

The complete list of earning of the UFC 226 fighters are do not include any sponsorships, earning from pay-per-view earnings or bonuses.


Khalil Rountree Jr. earned a total of $38,000 made up to $19,000 plus $19,000 in exchange for defeating Gokhan Saki $85,000. Anthony Pettis earned $149,400 plus $135,000 equalling $284,400 for defeating Michael Chiesa earning $33,600. Paul Felder earned $46,000 and was defeated by Mike Perry earing $40,000 plus $40,000 equal to $80,000. Frances Ngannou received $100,000 when he was defeated by Derrick Lewis earing a total of $260,000. Daniel Cormier received no win bonus and only earned $500,000 for defeating Stripe Miocic.

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Paulo Costa defeated Uriah Hall and earned a total of $110,000 while Hall earned $48,000. Rob Font earned $33,000 after being defeated by Raphael Assuncao who earned $70,000 plus $60,000 totalling $130,000. Lando Vannata earned $25,000 after he was defeated by Drakkar Klose who earned a total of $44,000. Curtis Millender earned $30,000 for defeating Maxk Griffin who earned $20,000.

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Gilbert Burns was defeated by Dan Hooker and earned $31,000 while Hooker pocketed $60,000. Jamie Moyle bagged $12,000 when he was defeated by Emile Whitmore earing $20,000.