UFC Fighters Who Turned Boxers | How Much They Earn Per Fight in Boxing PPV?

UFC Fighters Turned Boxers

No matter how much mixed martial artist competitions get popular, the thrill of boxing events is still higher. Not only the fans but also the fighters love to prefer boxing over MMA for higher payouts and better contests. That’s why, professional from different promotions ended up their career to get into the boxing ring and UFC is no exception. Here are the complete details about the top 10 most popular UFC fighters who turned boxers.

Top 10 Most Popular UFC Fighters Who Turned Boxers

1 – Fabio Maldonado

The Brazilian professional boxer is currently signed with MMA promotion Fight Nights Global where he performed under the light heavyweight category. Fabio Maldonado has started his career as a MMA fighter in 2000 and joined UFC in the year 2010. However, he couldn’t perform his best in mixed martial artist. Fabio is best famous for changing his position quickly which makes him one of the most difficult boxer to face. He remained unbeaten in his first 26 professional boxing matches which proves his worth and passion in this industry.

2 – Anderson Silva : $500k (Per Fight Contract) |

Anderson Silva came to the party in 1997 when he appeared first time in MMA ring. The very next year in 1998, he made his first professional boxing appearance and faced a defeat. In 2005, he again boxed a match against Julio Cesar De Jesus, but went on losing again. Anderson quit his boxing career and joined Ultimate Fighting Championship in 2006. His best came out during his tenure in UFC and won Middleweight Championship title. However, the spark to boxing never fused as he left the promotion in 2020 and now appearing in high profile boxing bouts.

3 – Conor McGregor : $10m Guaranteed Purse (Reported) :

Best famous for becoming the first UFC fighter to hold two championships in two different categories simultaneously, Conor McGregor has enjoyed a successful journey in his mixed martial arts career so far. He fought 28 matches and won 22 out of them which includes some of the biggest pay-per-views of UFC history. However, McGregor has left the promotion to participate in a boxing bout against Floyd Mayweather Jr in 2017 where he faced defeat. In 2018, he made comeback to UFC but his performance is not same as before.

4 – Tyron Woodley : $500k Per Fight Purse :

Tyron Woodley remained UFC Welterweight champion between the years 2016 to 2019 and during this time, he successfully defended his title four times. This makes the American star one of the most successful fighter in UFC history. However, his performance steeped down with the passage of time. After losing 4 MMA fights consecutively, he ended up his career and moved to boxing where he fought Jake Paul twice in 2021. But to his dismay, he wouldn’t be able to win any of it.

5 – Mark Hunt :

Having started his MMA career in 2004, Mark Hunt made his debut in Ultimate Fighting Championship in 2010. His career is not filled with so many victories as he managed to win only 13 matches from the total of 29 professional appearances. Hunt appeared in a boxing bout for the first time in 1998 and then moved to mixed martial artist. However, he left UFC in 2018 and returned to boxing in 2020.

6 – Frank Mir

The American star fighter Frank Mir has faced some of the big names including the likes of Brock Lesnar during his professional MMA career. In his 32 total appearances, he managed to win 19 contests as he started his career in 2001. Mir joined UFC in the same year and after spending a successful journey, he left the promotion in 2019. Against Steve Cunningham, Mir boxed his first bout in April 2021 but couldn’t be able to defeat him.

7 – John Moraga

After making his professional debut as a mixed martial artist in 2009, John Moraga competed in Rage in the Cage and UFC. In April 2012, he made his first professional boxing appearance but faced a defeat. Just after the gap of 3 months, he joined UFC in August 2012. His best came out in this promotion. In total, he fought 25 professional MMA matches and won 17 out of them. After a defeat against Deiveson Figueiredo in 2018, he left UFC and the very next year in 2019, he returned to boxing ring in a bout against Brandon Foss which he won.

8 – Tito Ortiz

Tito Ortiz is best known for his tenue in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, where he is a former Light Heavyweight Champion, having held the title from 2000 to 2003. However, with the passage of time, his performance faced a huge decline as he went on losing multiple fights in a row. In 2012, he left the promotion and joined Bellator later on. However, he made debut in boxing ring against Anderson Silva in 2021 and faced a defeat against him.

9 – Ben Askren

After starting his MMA career in 2009, Ben Askren remained the part of multiple promotions including the likes of Max Fights, Bellator and One FC before moving to UFC in 2019. He holds remarkable figures throughout his mixed martial arts career as he has 19 victories on his card from the total of 22 fights. Ben left UFC in 2019 and then in 2021, he made his first boxing appearance against Jake Paul which he went on losing.

10 – Chris Lytle

Although Chris Lytle is not active now, but he left a remarkable impression behind as he participated in 54 professional MMA contests and won 31 out of them. Whereas, only 18 losses are on his card. Lytle has been phenomenal throughout his active years as he also enjoyed a successful boxing career. He joined UFC in 2003 for the first time, but left it in 2004 to continue his boxing career. Later on, he managed to focus on both careers side by side.

All these are the details about the top 10 most popular UFC fighters who turned boxers. If there is any change, we will make them available here. Stay tuned for more information!