Highest Paid UFC Fighters in 2023 | Richest MMA Fighters in 2023

Highest Paid UFC Fighters 2023 or Highest Paid MMA Fighters 2023. The Ultimate Fighting Championship or UFC is the train for UFC Fighters to earn a lot of money. Some of these Fighters are getting paid on small scale, while others are hired at the highest cost. So, a question remains in the minds of all UFC die-hard fans and that is, How Much a UFC Fighter is getting paid? Well, You have come to the right place, as we will answer all your queries about Highest Paid UFC Fighters in 2023.

Highest Paid UFC Fighters in 2023

UFC issues Fighters Salaries after each UFC Fighting Event, based on the performances of UFC Fighters. This PayScale includes the Gangrened purse and performance bonus while the winning bonus is also awarded to the Top UFC Fighters Sometimes. Below is the list of the Highest-Paid UFC Fighters in 2023, post-UFC 249 event.

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Rank Fighter Name Base Salary Winning Bonus Performance Bonus Event Total Salary
1 Conor Mcgregor $3 million N/A $60,000 UFC 246 $15.2 million
2 Jon Jones $500,000 N/A $40,000 UFC 247 $540,000
3 Israel Adesanya $500,000 N/A $40,000 UFC 248 $540,000
4 Donald Cerrone $400,000 N/A $40,000 UFC 246, 249 $440,000
5 Tony Ferguson $350,000 N/A $80,000 UFC 249 $430,000
6 Junior dos Santos $400,000 N/A $20,000 Fight Night 166 $420,000
7 Henry Cejudo $350,000 N/A $40,000 UFC 249 $390,000
8 Justin Gaethje $350,000 N/A $30,000 UFC 249 $380,000
9 Aleksei Oleinik $155,000 $155,000 $70,000 UFC 246, 249 $380,000
10 Dominick Reyes $350,000 N/A $30,000 UFC 247 $380,000
11 Yoel Romero $350,000 N/A $30,000 UFC 248 $380,000
12 Fabrício Werdum $325,000 N/A $15,000 UFC 249 $340,000
13 Francis Ngannou $120,000 $120,000 $70,000 UFC 249 $310,000
14 Charles Oliveira $110,000 $110,000 $97,200 Fight Night 170 $307,200
15 Derrick Lewis $145,000 $145,000 $1,000 UFC 247 $305,000
16 Zhang Weili $100,000 $100,000 $90,000 UFC 248 $290,000
17 Dominick Cruz $250,000 N/A $30,000 UFC 249 $280,000
18 Anthony Pettis $249,000 N/A $25,000 UFC 246, 249 $274,000
19 Valentina Shevchenko $115,000 $115,000 $40,000 UFC 247 $270,000
20 Dan Hooker $85,000 $85,000 $60,000 Fight Night 168 $230,000


Conor McGregor ($15.2 million)

Conor Mcgregor made his marvelous comeback against  Donald ‘Cowboy Cerrone when he defeated his opponent in stunning 31 seconds earlier this year in January at Las Vegas. The Notorious is said to be paid a huge sum of 15.2 Million Dollars for his paycheck for this fight. This counts as the highest UFC Fighter Salary in 2023. Therefore, Conor Mcgregor tops our list of Highest Paid UFC Fighters in 2023 with this paycheck.

Jon Jones UFC Earnings 2023 ($540,000) :

Jon Jones won the Light Heavyweight Championship bout against Dominick Reyes by decision at Toyota Centre on 9 February 2023. For this, Jon was paid a heavy sum of 0.5 Million Dollars apart from his 40,000 $ Bonus Check. Therefore, this records the second highest UFC Fighter Salary in 2023.

Israel Adesanya UFC Earnings 2023 ($540,000) :

The Nigerian Born New Zealander Israel Adesanya claimed the Middle Weight Championship against Yoel Romero at UFC 248. Likes Jones, Israel Adesanya too received a mighty check of 540,000 & that included 40K $ of Fight Bonus. Thus, Israel Adesanya claims the third spot on our list of most paid UFC Fighters in 2023.

Donald Cerrone

Though, Donald Cerrone has not been able to win a fight since the last two UFC events of UFC 246 and UFC 247. However, he was paid 440,000 $ for his participation in these fights. Thus, making Donald Cerrone the 4th highest paid UFC Fighter in 2023.

Tony Ferguson

Tony Ferguson lost the Lightweight Championship bout against Justin Gaethje after receiving a mind-blowing knockout by his opponent. But, this did not stop our El Cucuy from getting $430,000 $ paycheck for this fight. Thus, it makes Tony Ferguson the 5th highest paid UFC Fighter in our table of most paid UFC Fighters in 2023.

Important: This table carries the Salary Status of UFC Fighter till UFC 249. We will update this list after each UFC Event. You are welcome to visit this page after each UFC event to check the latest Salary Stats of UFC Fighters in 2023.

Zhang Weili UFC Earnings 2023 ($290,000) :

Weili become the highest paid UFC women fighter in 2023 with $290k from the fight against Joanna Jędrzejczyk. According to MMA sources, Weili makes $200k straight money from the fight and $90,000 from sponsorship and performance payout.

Valentina Shevchenko UFC Earnings 2023 ($290,000) :

Shevchenko currently best paid fighter from (Ukraine) in UFC. She make $230k from the fight which include 100{2c57283f43f9b3b7e6eaef82251cdaa74f0a0183bf679d77fcdffc6e96ea4b45} winning bonus, her earnings increased to $270k after including $40k sponsorship bonus. In 2021, Its Nunes who leads the women highest paid UFC fighter list with $1 million earnings from (UFC 245 & UFC 239.

All information UFC fighters gathered from recently held events. The details and list are updated here after each main UFC event. Once the next event UFC 249 takes place the salaries information is updated after that. The details are based on reported salaries of the fighters at the main card including sponsorship bonus.



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