2020 UFC Fighter Salaries – Complete List

Was 2020 a good year financially to be a fighter?  Well, that depends on what your name is.  If it is Khabib Nurmagomedov, then yes, it was a very good year.  On the other hand, if you happen to be Cole Williams, you might want to consider keeping your day job. The average UFC fighter made $147,965 in 2020, up from an average earnings of $146,673 in 2019.

A few more stats that you might find interesting:

– The average household income in the U.S. is around $45,000 per year, yet over a third of the UFC’s fighters (210 fighters – 36%) make less than that. Sometimes it doesn’t pay to get punched in the face.

– 219 fighters (38%) earned six-figures in 2020 (36% in 2019).

– 14 men and women wore UFC championship belts (including interim) in 2020, and they earned an average of $1,001,071 (up from $974,028 in 2019) over the course of the year (highest – Khabib Nurmagomedov: $6,090,000; lowest – Petr Yan: $230,000).  Most of these fighters also made much more money in undisclosed pay-per-view bonuses.

– The highest earning non-UFC champion in 2020 was Conor McGregor, who pulled in a cool $3,060,000 (in disclosed pay – surely made much more than that in bonuses).

Now, for the salary results.  It is worth noting that these are only the reported salaries plus Fight of the Night & Performance of the Night bonuses that have been made public, along with Reebok payouts (now called fight week incentive pay).  Many top performing fighters get additional bonuses paid out to them that aren’t reported, plus the top guys get a cut of the pay-per-view buys for events that they headline.  Also, many athletic commissions don’t report fighter’s salary info, so for those we’ve estimated a fighter’s purse based on what they have earned in their other recent fights.  Fighters with some estimated purses are marked with a * in the database.  This data should still be considered very close to accurate, as most fighters’ purses remain rather steady from fight to fight (unless they ink a new contract in the meantime).

So, without further ado, here’s the salary of each UFC fighter for 2020.

1Khabib Nurmagomedov* $6,090,000
2Conor McGregor $3,060,000
3Junior dos Santos* $1,560,000
4Israel Adesanya* $1,230,000
5Justin Gaethje* $   920,000
6Jose Aldo* $   900,000
7Deiveson Figueiredo* $   875,000
8Anthony Pettis* $   855,000
9Alistair Overeem* $   830,000
10Stipe Miocic* $   790,000
11Dominick Reyes* $   760,000
12Robert Whittaker* $   745,000
13Marcin Tybura* $   701,000
14Andrei Arlovski* $   695,000
14Tony Ferguson* $   695,000
16Donald Cerrone* $   660,000
17Kamaru Usman* $   640,000
18Anderson Silva* $   620,000
18Derrick Lewis* $   620,000
20Anthony Smith* $   615,000
21Jan Blachowicz* $   590,000
22Jim Miller* $   583,000
23Charles Oliveira* $   557,200
24Kevin Holland* $   553,000
25Glover Teixeira* $   550,000
25Valentina Shevchenko* $   550,000
27Jon Jones* $   540,000
28Neil Magny* $   534,000
29Daniel Cormier* $   530,000
30Jorge Masvidal* $   530,000
31Maurico ‘Shogun’ Rua* $   515,000
32Amanda Nunes $   490,000
33Greg Hardy* $   485,000
34Aleksei Oleinik* $   475,000
34Ovince Saint Preux* $   475,000
36Katlyn Chookagian* $   470,000
37Tyron Woodley* $   445,000
38Holly Holm* $   435,000
38Rafael dos Anjos* $   435,000
40Ben Rothwell* $   415,000
41Vicente Luque* $   406,000
42Dan Hooker* $   400,000
43Alexander Volkanovski* $   390,000
43Henry Cejudo $   390,000
43Joseph Benavidez* $   390,000
46Gilbert Burns* $   388,000
47Bobby Green* $   380,000
47Fabricio Werdum* $   380,000
47Paulo Costa* $   380,000
47Yoel Romero $   380,000
51Alex Oliveira* $   377,400
52Brian Kelleher* $   375,000
53Angela Hill* $   371,000
54Alex Perez* $   370,000
54Curtis Blaydes $   370,000
54Dustin Poirier $   370,000
57Beneil Dariush* $   365,000
58Kelvin Gastelum* $   365,000
59Diego Sanchez* $   353,000
60Marlon Vera* $   350,000
61Tim Means* $   342,000
62Chris Weidman* $   340,000
63Mackenzie Dern* $   335,000
64Dominick Cruz $   330,000
65Brandon Moreno* $   326,000
66Francis Ngannou $   320,000
66Frankie Edgar* $   320,000
66Marvin Vettori* $   320,000
66Stephen Thompson* $   320,000
70Cody Garbrandt $   315,000
71Colby Covington* $   310,000
71Jessica Andrade* $   310,000
73Sean O’Malley* $   306,500
74Cory Sandhagen* $   300,000
75Khamzat Chimaev* $   294,500
76Zhang Weili $   290,000
77Drew Dober $   286,000
78Jack Hermansson* $   285,000
79Paul Felder* $   284,000
80Max Holloway* $   280,000
81Alex Caceres* $   278,000
82Edson Barboza* $   277,000
83Sijara Eubanks* $   275,000
84Mike Perry* $   263,000
85Casey Kenney* $   260,500
86Andre Fili* $   260,000
86Dan Ige* $   260,000
88Devin Clark* $   256,000
89Alexander Volkov* $   250,000
89Carlos Condit* $   250,000
89Marlon Moraes* $   250,000
92Jairzinho Rozenstruik* $   249,000
92Paul Craig* $   249,000
94Michelle Waterson* $   240,000
94Sean Strickland* $   240,000
96Calvin Kattar $   236,100
97Claudia Gadelha* $   233,000
98Petr Yan* $   230,000
99Roxanne Modafferi* $   227,000
100Darren Elkins* $   226,000
101Brian Ortega* $   225,000
101Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza* $   225,000
103Jennifer Maia* $   224,000
104Cortney Casey $   223,000
105Carla Esparza* $   220,000
105Robbie Lawler* $   220,000
107Tecia Torres* $   216,000
108Derek Brunson* $   215,000
109Aljamain Sterling $   212,000
110Magomed Ankalaev* $   211,000
111Cub Swanson* $   210,000
112Josh Emmett $   207,000
113Francisco Trinaldo* $   206,200
114Raquel Pennington $   204,000
115Giga Chikadze* $   201,000
116Gabriel Benitez* $   200,000
117Tim Elliott* $   199,350
118Lauren Murphy* $   199,000
119Cynthia Calvillo* $   192,750
120Felicia Spencer $   192,500
120Jimmy Crute* $   192,000
122Darren Stewart* $   190,000
123Joanna Jedrzejczyk $   186,000
123Scott Holtzman* $   186,000
125Gian Villante* $   185,000
126Jake Matthews* $   184,000
127Brandon Royval* $   182,500
128Nikita Krylov* $   180,000
128Ricardo Lamas* $   180,000
130Khaos Williams* $   179,300
131Miguel Baeza* $   171,000
132Walt Harris* $   170,000
133Louis Smolka* $   168,000
134Philipe Lins $   167,000
135James Krause* $   166,000
136Alexander Hernandez* $   165,500
137Joaquin Buckley* $   164,500
138John Dodson* $   164,000
139Antonina Shevchenko* $   163,000
139Augusto Sakai* $   163,000
141Germaine de Randamie* $   160,000
141Rob Font* $   160,000
141Rose Namajunas* $   160,000
141Sam Alvey* $   160,000
145Gerald Meerschaert* $   158,000
146Daniel Rodriguez* $   156,500
147Carlos Diego Ferreira $   155,000
148Michael Chiesa $   154,000
149Brett Johns* $   152,000
150Song Yadong $   151,000
151Johnny Walker* $   150,000
151Merab Dvalishvili* $   150,000
153Gillian Robertson* $   148,000
154Tanner Boser* $   147,500
155Kyler Phillips* $   147,000
156Nathaniel Wood* $   145,000
156Uriah Hall* $   145,000
158Trevin Giles* $   143,000
159Gavin Tucker* $   142,000
160Jimmie Rivera* $   141,000
161Ed Herman* $   140,000
162Ray Borg* $   139,100
163Alex Morono* $   139,000
164Antonio Rogerio Nogueira* $   138,000
165Michel Pereira* $   137,500
166Lando Vannata* $   137,000
167Kai Kara-France* $   136,000
167Maurice Greene* $   136,000
169Alexander Gustafsson* $   135,000
169Darren Till* $   135,000
169Tyson Nam* $   135,000
172Megan Anderson $   134,000
173Hannah Cifers* $   131,000
173Randa Markos* $   131,000
175Shane Burgos $   130,000
176Daniel Pineda* $   124,800
177Jussier Formiga* $   123,000
178Bryce Mitchell* $   122,000
178Makwan Amirkhani* $   122,000
180Rafael Fiziev* $   121,500
181Cody Stamman* $   121,000
182Niko Price* $   120,500
183Ariane Lipski* $   120,000
183Stefan Struve* $   120,000
185Andrew Sanchez* $   119,000
186Krzysztof Jotko $   118,000
187Justin Jaynes* $   117,500
188Herbert Burns* $   115,700
189Max Griffin* $   115,000
190Jamahal Hill* $   112,700
191Demian Maia* $   112,000
192Pedro Munhoz* $   111,000
192Tom Aspinall* $   111,000
194Roosevelt Roberts* $   110,400
195Alan Jouban* $   110,000
195Belal Muhammad $   110,000
197Mike Rodriguez* $   109,000
197Sean Brady* $   109,000
199Youseff Zalal* $   107,500
200Jonathan Martinez* $   107,000
201Renato Moicano* $   106,000
202Virna Jandiroba* $   105,500
203Aleksandar Rakic* $   105,000
203Arnold Allen $   105,000
203Maryna Moroz* $   105,000
203Matt Brown $   105,000
207Jiri Prochazka* $   103,500
209Marc Diakiese* $   103,000
209Michael Johnson $   103,000
210Charles Rosa $   102,000
210Ryan Spann* $   102,000
212Alexandr Romanov* $   101,000
212Chris Daukaus* $   101,000
212Kay Hansen* $   101,000
212Nathan Maness* $   101,000
216Austin Hubbard* $   100,500
217Ashley Yoder* $   100,000
217Ilir Latifi* $   100,000
217Volkan Oezdemir* $   100,000
220Raphael Assuncao $     99,000
221Raoni Barcelos* $     98,000
222Jordan Griffin $     97,500
223Christian Aguilera* $     95,000
223Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos* $     95,000
223Irene Aldana* $     95,000
223Thiago Santos* $     95,000
227Shana Dobson* $     94,000
227Viviane Araujo* $     94,000
227Yan Xiaonan* $     94,000
230Clay Guida $     93,000
230Hunter Azure* $     93,000
230Mayra Bueno Silva* $     93,000
230Miles Johns* $     93,000
234Sara McMann $     92,000
235Chan Sung Jung* $     90,000
235Damon Jackson* $     90,000
235Jake Collier* $     90,000
238Kai Kamaka III* $     89,000
238Mariya Agapova* $     89,000
238Modestas Bukauskas* $     89,000
241Tom Breese* $     88,500
242Chase Hooper* $     88,000
243Bill Algeo* $     87,000
243Nik Lentz $     87,000
243Tony Gravely* $     87,000
243Tony Kelley* $     87,000
247Justine Kish* $     86,000
247Mirsad Bektic* $     86,000
249Bryan Barberena* $     85,000
249Corey Anderson* $     85,000
251Billy Quarantillo* $     84,500
252Ciryl Gane* $     84,000
252Nasrat Haqparast* $     84,000
254Kevin Lee* $     83,800
255Dusko Todorovic* $     83,500
255Lerone Murphy* $     83,500
257Davey Grant* $     83,000
257Julian Erosa $     83,000
257Marcos Rogerio de Lima* $     83,000
260Randy Costa* $     81,500
261Luis Pena $     80,950
262Mallory Martin* $     80,500
263Evan Dunham $     80,000
263Jared Cannonier* $     80,000
265Brendan Allen* $     79,000
265Montel Jackson* $     79,000
267Mounir Lazeez* $     78,300
268Andre Muniz* $     77,500
268Mario Bautista* $     77,500
268Ottman Azatair* $     77,500
268Su Mudaerji* $     77,500
272Ion Cutelaba $     76,000
272Jose Alberto Quinonez* $     76,000
272Zak Cummings* $     76,000
275Pannie Kianzad* $     75,000
276Jesse Ronson* $     74,000
276Khalid Taha* $     74,000
276Li Jingliang $     74,000
276Priscila Cachoeira* $     74,000
276Yana Kunitskaya* $     74,000
281Adrian Yanez* $     73,500
281Guram Kutateladze* $     73,500
281Jimmy Flick* $     73,500
281Jordan Leavitt* $     73,500
281Luigi Vendramini* $     73,500
281Mateusz Gamrot* $     73,500
281Sasha Palatnikov* $     73,500
281Trevin Jones* $     73,500
289Thiago Moises* $     73,000
290Jalin Turner* $     72,000
291Kevin Croom* $     71,700
292Grant Dawson* $     71,300
293Ketlen Vieira* $     71,000
294Chris Gutierrez* $     70,000
294Ian Heinisch $     70,000
294Mara Romero Borella* $     70,000
294Montana De La Rosa* $     70,000
294Omari Akhmedov* $     70,000
294Rani Yahya* $     70,000
300Mark Madsen $     69,500
301Maki Pitolo* $     69,000
302Amanda Ribas* $     67,500
302Jordan Espinosa* $     67,500
304Andre Ewell* $     67,000
305Jeremy Stephens $     66,900
306Eryk Anders $     66,000
307Joel Alvarez* $     65,500
308Ricky Simon $     65,000
308Tai Tuivasa* $     65,000
308Vinc Pichel* $     65,000
311Blagoy Ivanov $     64,000
312Gabriel Silva $     63,500
312Louis Cosce* $     63,500
314Court McGee* $     63,000
315Macy Chiasson* $     62,000
316Christos Giagos* $     61,000
316Eddie Wineland $     61,000
316John Makdessi* $     61,000
319Sabina Mazo* $     59,500
320Brad Riddell* $     59,000
320Sodiq Yusuff $     59,000
322Anthony Rocco Martin $     58,000
322Bartosz Fabinksi* $     58,000
322Kevin Aguilar* $     58,000
322Nicolas Dalby* $     58,000
326Gina Mazany* $     57,000
326Leonardo Santos* $     57,000
328Ashlee Evans-Smith* $     56,500
329Hakeem Dawodu* $     55,600
330Takashi Sato* $     55,500
331Mickey Gall $     55,000
332Spike Carlyle* $     54,500
333Zubaira Tukhugov* $     53,400
334Frankie Saenz* $     53,000
335Brok Weaver* $     52,100
336Mark De La Rosa* $     52,000
337Askar Askarov* $     51,000
337David Dvorak* $     51,000
337Ilia Topuria* $     51,000
337Khama Worthy* $     51,000
337Paige VanZant* $     51,000
337Roman Dolidze* $     51,000
337Taila Santos* $     51,000
344Joanne Calderwood* $     50,000
344Julianna Pena* $     50,000
344Justin Ledet* $     50,000
344Lina Lansberg $     50,000
348Sergey Spivak* $     49,500
349Shavkat Rakhmonov* $     49,100
350Alexa Grasso* $     49,000
350Andrea Lee* $     49,000
350Gadzhimurad Antigulov* $     49,000
350Jack Marshman* $     49,000
354Raulian Paiva* $     48,600
355Abdul Razak Alhassan* $     48,400
356Jessica Eye $     48,250
357Marion Reneau $     48,000
358Dequan Townsend* $     47,000
358Jason Witt* $     47,000
360Irwin Rivera* $     46,500
361Molly McCann* $     46,000
361Nate Landwehr $     46,000
363Bevon Lewis* $     45,500
364Drakkar Klose $     45,000
364Felice Herrig* $     45,000
364John Phillips* $     45,000
364Julia Avila* $     45,000
364Omar Morales* $     45,000
364Polyana Viana* $     45,000
364Randy Brown* $     45,000
371Jessica-Rose Clark* $     44,000
371Ramazen Emeev* $     44,000
371Said Nurmagomedov* $     44,000
374Jared Gordon* $     43,400
375Gustavo Lopez* $     43,000
375Kyle Daukaus* $     43,000
375Loma Lookboonme* $     43,000
375Yancy Medeiros* $     43,000
379Alonzo Menifield* $     41,500
380Darrick Minner* $     41,200
380Deron Winn* $     41,200
382Thomas Almeida* $     41,000
383Aleksa Camur* $     40,500
384Charles Jourdain* $     39,500
384Jack Shore* $     39,500
386Geoff Neal* $     39,000
386Impa Kasanganay* $     39,000
386Jordan Wright* $     39,000
386Journey Newson* $     39,000
386Liana Jojua* $     39,000
386Rodrigo Nascimento* $     39,000
392Juan Espino* $     37,500
393Jai Herbert* $     37,300
394Carlos Felipe* $     37,000
394Don’Tale Mayes* $     37,000
394Jamall Emmers* $     37,000
394Maxim Grishin* $     37,000
394Parker Porter* $     37,000
399Edmen Shahbazyan* $     36,000
399Norma Dumont* $     36,000
399Song Kenan* $     36,000
402Alan Patrick* $     35,000
402Claudio Silva* $     35,000
402Jinh Yu Frey* $     35,000
402JJ Aldrich $     35,000
402Karolina Kowalkiewicz* $     35,000
402Matt Wiman* $     35,000
408Bethe Correia* $     34,000
409Alexander Yakovlev* $     33,000
409Chase Sherman $     33,000
409Karl Roberson $     33,000
409Lyman Good $     33,000
409Maycee Barber $     33,000
414Enrique Barzola* $     32,000
414Muslim Salikhov* $     32,000
416Movsar Evloev* $     31,500
416Rodolfo Vieira $     31,500
418Anthony Ivy* $     31,000
418Ike Villanueva* $     31,000
418Poliana Botelho* $     31,000
418Yorgan De Castro* $     31,000
422Karol Rosa* $     30,500
423Rogerio Bontorin* $     30,400
424Marc-Andre Barriault $     29,900
425Joseph Duffy* $     29,000
425Peter Sobotta* $     29,000
427Livia Renata Souza* $     28,000
427Matt Frevola $     28,000
427Sarah Moras $     28,000
430Amanda Lemos* $     27,500
430Arman Tsarukyan* $     27,500
430Bea Malecki* $     27,500
430Geraldo de Freitas* $     27,500
430Joe Solecki* $     27,500
430Jun Yung Park* $     27,500
430Khadis Ibragimov* $     27,500
430Mike Grundy* $     27,500
430Tracy Cortez* $     27,500
439Alexandre Pantoja* $     27,000
439Ali AlQaisi* $     27,000
439Bruno Silva* $     27,000
439Carlton Minus* $     27,000
439Cody Durden* $     27,000
439Malcolm Gordon* $     27,000
439Martin Day* $     27,000
439Peter Barrett* $     27,000
439Rhys McKee* $     27,000
439Roque Martinez* $     27,000
439Shane Young* $     27,000
450Luke Sanders* $     26,000
450Saparbek Safarov $     26,000
452Daniel Chavez* $     25,500
453Alessio Di Chirico* $     25,000
453Da Un Jung* $     25,000
453Frank Camacho $     25,000
453Ji Yeon Kim* $     25,000
453Lucie Pudilova $     25,000
453Markus Perez* $     25,000
453Oskar Piechota $     25,000
453Ricardo Ramos* $     25,000
453T.J. Brown* $     25,000
462Chris Gruetzemacher* $     24,000
462Dwight Grant* $     24,000
462Emily Whitmire* $     24,000
462Marina Rodriguez* $     24,000
462Vince Morales $     24,000
467Amir Albazi* $     23,500
467Anderson dos Santos* $     23,500
467Cory McKenna* $     23,500
467Danaa Batgerel $     23,500
467Danilo Marques* $     23,500
467Dricus Du Plessis* $     23,500
467Dustin Jacoby* $     23,500
467Fares Ziam* $     23,500
467Jonathan Pearce* $     23,500
467Justin Tafa* $     23,500
467Kanako Murata* $     23,500
467Matthew Semeslberger* $     23,500
467Miranda Maverick* $     23,500
467Nassourdine Imavov* $     23,500
467Phil Hawes* $     23,500
467Tafon Nchuwki* $     23,500
467Tagir Ulanbekov* $     23,500
467William Knight* $     23,500
485Klibson Abreu $     22,000
485Ryan Benoit* $     22,000
487Damir Hadzovic* $     21,000
487Davi Ramos* $     21,000
489Ludovit Klein* $     20,500
490Danny Roberts* $     20,000
490Ismail Naurdiev $     20,000
490Laureano Staropoli* $     20,000
490Leon Edwards* $     20,000
490Magomed Mustafaev* $     20,000
495Guido Cannetti $     19,000
496Alexey Kunchenko* $     18,000
496Anthony Birchak* $     18,000
496Michal Oleksiejczuk* $     18,000
496Nad Narimani* $     18,000
500Brianna Van Buren $     17,500
500Danny Henry* $     17,500
500Felipe Colares $     17,500
500John Allan* $     17,500
500Wellington Turman* $     17,500
500Zarrukh Adashev $     17,500
506Anthony Hernandez $     16,000
506Charles Byrd $     16,000
506Emil Meek* $     16,000
506Jessin Ayari* $     16,000
506Juan Adams* $     16,000
506Kyle Nelson* $     16,000
506Rachael Ostovich* $     16,000
506Veronica Macedo* $     16,000
514Zhalgas Zhumagulov* $     15,900
515Alex da Silva* $     15,500
515Ben Sosoli* $     15,500
515Callan Potter* $     15,500
515Cole Smith* $     15,500
515Gabriel Green $     15,500
515Heili Alateng* $     15,500
515Luana Carolina* $     15,500
515Luiz Eduardo Garagorri* $     15,500
515Max Rohskopf $     15,500
515Miranda Granger* $     15,500
515Mizuki Inoue* $     15,500
515Raphael Pessoa* $     15,500
515Sean Woodson $     15,500
515Steve Garcia $     15,500
529Darko Stosic $     14,000
529Jeff Hughes* $     14,000
531Chris Fishgold* $     13,600
532Aalon Cruz $     13,500
532Aaron Phillips* $     13,500
532Alan Badout* $     13,500
532Alex Munoz* $     13,500
532Andreas Michailidis* $     13,500
532Antonio Arroyo* $     13,500
532Austin Lingo* $     13,500
532Cameron Else* $     13,500
532Charlie Ontiveros* $     13,500
532Diana Belbita* $     13,500
532Domingo Pilarte* $     13,500
532Dustin Stoltzfus* $     13,500
532Jacob Malkoun* $     13,500
532Jamey Simmons* $     13,500
532Jamie Mullarkey* $     13,500
532Jamie Pickett* $     13,500
532Jared Gooden* $     13,500
532Jerome Rivera* $     13,500
532John Castaneda* $     13,500
532Johnny Munoz* $     13,500
532Jordan Williams* $     13,500
532Josh Culibao* $     13,500
532Josh Parisian* $     13,500
532Joshua Culibao* $     13,500
532Julija Stoliarenko* $     13,500
532Kazula Vargas* $     13,500
532KB Bhullar* $     13,500
532Kevin Natividad* $     13,500
532Liliya Shakirova* $     13,500
532Marcin Prachnio* $     13,500
532Mark Striegl* $     13,500
532Niklas Stolze* $     13,500
532Ode Osbourne $     13,500
532Ramiz Brahimaj* $     13,500
532Ray Rodriguez* $     13,500
532Roman Bogatov* $     13,500
532Sam Hughes* $     13,500
532Sarah Alpar* $     13,500
532Shanna Young* $     13,500
532Stephanie Egger* $     13,500
532T.J. Laramie* $     13,500
532Timur Valiev* $     13,500
532Victor Rodriguez* $     13,500
532Vincent Cachero* $     13,500
532Zarah Fairn $     13,500
532Zelim Imadaev* $     13,500
578Austin Springer* $     10,500
579Vanessa Melo* $     10,500
580Cole Williams* $      9,500