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The Biggest Payouts In UFC History  

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The biggest UFC payday is a goal every MMA fighter hopes to achieve. UFC is clearly the biggest MMA promotion in the world that has continued to grow and find new success in 2019. Names like Brock Lesnar, Ronda Rousey, and Jon Jones have made a huge impact on culture with their impact in the MMA world and they have been part of the biggest UFC fight night payouts in history.

Only a select few fighters have earned their way toward the top tier of earnings per fight. Certain fights with bigger drawing appeals have led to fighters making more money. The UFC purses are a combination of the salary for the fight along with potential bonuses from UFC or endorsement brands. 

If you’ve ever wondered, “How much money do UFC fighters make?” this is the list for you. The top fighters will be featured here along with the earnings for the show and other relevant information. Find out just who tops the list with the top 20 UFC paydays of all-time.

Ronda Rousey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Biggest Payouts In UFC History
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Earnings: $3 million

Event: UFC 207

Date: December 30, 2016

Opponent: Amanda Nunes

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Conor McGregor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Biggest Payouts In UFC History
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Earnings: $3 million

Event: UFC 229

Date: October 6, 2018

Opponent: Khabib Nurmagomedov

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Brock Lesnar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Biggest Payouts In UFC History
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Earnings: $2.5 million

Event: UFC 200

Date: July 9, 2016

Opponent: Mark Hunt

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Georges St-Pierre is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Biggest Payouts In UFC History
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Earnings: $2.5 million

Event: UFC 217

Date: November 4, 2017

Opponent: Michael Bisping

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