Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is an American mixed martial arts company. In 2022, UFC made $1.14 billion in revenue, which makes it one of the most profitable mixed martial arts companies. Recently, UFC issued a report of the Top 5 highest-paid UFC fighters. Due to the magnificent revenue of UFC, Fighters get an impressive amount from UFC for fighting. Let’s see the list of Top 5 highest-paid UFC Fighters.
5. Andrei Arlovski
Belarusian professional Mixed martial artist Andrei Arlovski made his UFC debut against Russian UFC fighter Viacheslav Datsik. UFC record of Andrei Arlovski is 34-23-2, 17KO. Andrei is one of the biggest UFC fighters in Heavyweight division. He won the UFC heavyweight championship in 2005 against American UFC fighter Tim Sylvia. Andrei Arlovshi became one of the Top 5 highest-paid UFC fighters after earning $ 11.2 million from UFC for his incredible performance in the UFC heavyweight division.
4. Anderson Silva
Brazilian mixed martial artist Anderson Silva started his UFC career in 1997 against Raimundo Pinheiro. UFC record of Anderson Silva is 34-11-1, 23KO. Anderson Silva won the Shooto Middleweight Championship in 2001, the Cage Rage Middleweight Championship in 2004, and UFC Middleweight Championship in 2006.
Anderson Silva defended the UFC Middleweight Championship for 6 years. For his excellent achievements in UFC, Anderson Silva earned $ 13.4 million from UFC and registered his name among the Top 5 highest-paid UFC Fighters. Anderson Silva announced retirement from all types of boxing in 2020.
3. Alistair Overeem
English mixed martial artist Alistair Overeem started his UFC career in 1999 against Ricardo Fyeet. UFC record of Alistair Overeem is 47-19-1, 25KO. He won a couple of heavyweight titles in UFC. Alistair won the Strikeforce and Dream Heavyweight title in 2010. For his excellent achievements in UFC, Alistair Overeem earned a huge amount playing in UFC. He made $ 15.4 million playing in UFC and became one of the Top 5 highest-paid UFC Fighters.
2. Khabib Nurmagomedov
Khabib Nurmagomedov is one of the most famous lightweight UFC fighters. He made his lightweight debut in 2008 against Vusal Bayramov. After making his debut, Khabib won Pankration Atrium Cup 1 in 2008. It was the first lightweight title of Khabib Nurmagomedov in UFC. Khabib won the UFC lightweight title in 2018 against American UFC Fighter Al Iaquinta.
Khabib Nurmagomedov became famous worldwide with the fight against Conor McGregor in 2018. This fight is one of the biggest fights in the UFC. Here is the full story behind the McGregor vs Khabib fight.
Khabib earned a significant amount from UFC. He made $ 22.9 million in his whole career at UFC and became one of the Top 5 highest-paid UFC Fighters. Khabib Nurmagomedov retired as UFC fighter in 2020. Khabib is one of the most respected and Fearsome fighters in the UFC. For his humble nature, Khabib earned respect all over the world.
1. Conor McGregor
One of the best UFC Fighters, Conor McGregor, debuted in 2008. Conor McGregor’s UFC career is 22-6, 19KO. In 2008, Conor McGregor made a lightweight debut with the win over Stephen Bailey. In 2016, Conor McGregor won the lightweight championship against American mixed martial artist Eddie Alvarez.
Conor McGregor took a rest from UFC for a couple of years. He made a comeback in UFC lightweight championship in 2018 against Khabib Nurmagomedov. Conor McGregor lost that fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov. 2019 Conor McGregor announced retirement but made a strong comeback in 2020 with a win over Donald Cerrone. Conor McGregor lost his last 2 games in UFC. His last fight was against Dustin Poirier in 2021. Conor McGregor is away from UFC from 2021 but has not announced his retirement yet.
For his excellent career, Conor McGregor earned a significant amount in UFC. Conor McGregor’s all-time UFC earnings are $ 39.2 million. After making massive money, Conor McGregor is the highest-paid UFC Fighter in the Top 5 highest-paid UFC Fighters.