The Best Payday In UFC History | McGregor Tops The List With The Guaranteed Purse Of $5,000,000 At UFC 257

Ultimate Fighting Championship have created a great impression and have changed the MMA to a great extent. Moreover, the money has also caused some historic additions of the fighters to UFC. Although the payouts are not as much high as in boxing and wrestling. However, there are few fighters who have earned record money from a single fight. Here are the complete details about the best single payday in UFC, where the fighters grab some great numbers.

Best Payday In UFC

Best Payday In UFC

UFC offers contracts to its fighters and also the pay per view share revenue distributed among the fighters. Moreover, UFC also pays performance and win bonuses to the fighters. So, the professionals earn handsome money from the events. Here are the top earners from a single fight.

5 – Gerorges St. Pierre

  • Event | UFC 217
  • Year | 2017
  • Purse | $2,500,000
  • Fight | Georges St-Pierre vs Michael Bisping

St-Pierre has spent a wonderful career in MMA where he competed in middleweight and welterweight category. In a competition against Michael Bisping at UFC 2017, he posed a crushing defeat over the champion and surprised the MMA world. For his brilliant performance in the contest, he had been paid higher and pocketed a total purse of $2,500,000 and placed 5th on the list.

4 – Brock Lesnar

  • Event | UFC 200
  • Year | 2016
  • Purse | $2,500,000
  • Fight | Brock Lesnar vs Mark Hunt

Brock Lesnar, currently competing in WWE, has fought massively in MMA in the past. He had been contracted with UFC and appeared in the competitions under heavyweight category. Lesnar won 4 heavyweight championships in his career. At UFC 200 in 2016, he appeared in the fight against Mark Hunt which ended without any result. However, the American has banked the massive guaranteed purse of $2,500,000.

3 – Conor McGregor

  • Event | UFC 229
  • Year | 2018
  • Purse | $3,000,000
  • Fight | Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Conor McGregor

McGregor is been the leading mixed martial artist along with Khabib and is currently active for UFC. McGregor remained the part of many big MMA fights in the past and is also earning good figure for the fights. In one of the biggest fight of the decade between McGregor and Nurmagomedov, the Irishman pocketed a guaranteed base salary of $3,000,000. Moreover, the sponsorships and PPV revenue have made a solid increment in the total purses.

2 – Ronda Rousey

  • Event | UFC 207
  • Year | 2016
  • Purse | $3,000,000
  • Fight | Amanda Nunes vs Ronda Rousey

Current WWE wrestler has also showed her skills in the MMA fighting when competed in UFC under Bantamweight category. Her top fight in UFC came in 2016 against Amanda Nunes where she faced a defeat. However, the American star fighter still pocketed the guaranteed base salary of $3,000,000. Thus, positioned at number 2 in the highest payday list in UFC.

1 – Conor McGregor

  • Event | UFC 257
  • Year | 2021
  • Purse | $5,000,000
  • Fight | Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor

In the greatest fight of UFC history, McGregor created the history by becoming the best paid fighter. Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor has both faced each other for the second time at UFC 257. The event is gonna be the best payday in UFC history as McGregor grabbed the $5,000,000 for the fight despite the loss. Moreover, the PPV share revenue and the sponsorships have increased the total payout up to $10 million.

Top 10 Highest Paid Fighters In A Single UFC Payday

FightersGuaranteed PurseEventFightYear
Conor McGregor$5,000,000UFC 257Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor2021
Ronda Rousey$3,000,000UFC 207Amanda Nunes vs Ronda Rousey2016
Conor McGregor$3,000,000UFC 229Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Conor McGregor2018
Brock Lesnar$2,500,000UFC 200Brock Lesnar vs Mark Hunt2016
Gerorges St. Pierre$2,500,000UFC 217Georges St-Pierre vs Michael Bisping2017
Nate Diaz$2,000,000UFC 202Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz2016
Khabib Nurmagedov$2,000,000UFC 229Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Conor McGregor2018
Stipe Miocic$1,300,000UFC 226Daniel Cormier vs Stipe Miocic2018
Daniel Cormier$1,000,000UFC 220Daniel Cormier vs Volkan Oezdemir2018
Alistair Overeem$850,000UFC 218Francis Ngannou vs Alistair Overeem2017

All these are the details about the best payday in UFC history. Further updates will be available here. Stay tuned for more information! Highest paid UFC fighters and their contract deals also revealed.