Top 30 Richest MMA Fighters in the World of all time

MMA has surpassed boxing in the last decade in terms of fan popularity and the net worth of the richest MMA fighters in the world.

Have you ever wondered who is the richest MMA fighter and how much is their net worth?

Stay tuned and keep reading to determine whether your favorite fighters make the Top 30 Richest MMA Fighters list.

Top 30 Richest MMA Fighters in the World of all time

We have compiled the list from Wikipedia, Celebrity Net Worth, and Forbes.

The list comprises the top 30 Richest MMA fighters and their wins in professional MMA fights.

Below is a summary of the top fighters ranked according to their net worth.

Number Name Net Worth MMA Wins
30. Forrest Griffin $7 Million 19
29. Matt Hughes $8 Million 45
28. Eddie Alvarez $8 Million 30
27. Nate Diaz $8 Million 20
26. Urijah Faber $8 Million 17
25. Dan Henderson $8 Million 32
24. Rashad Evans $8.5 Million 26
23. Jon Bones Jones $ 9 Million 28
22. Micheal Bisping $ 9 Million 30
21. Donald Cerrone $ 9 Million 36
20. Jose Aldo $ 9 Million 17
19. Junior Dos Santos $ 10 Million 15
18. Yoel Romero $ 10 Million 13
17. Chael Sonnen $ 10 Million 31
16. Alistair Overeem $ 10 Million 47
15. Frank Mir $11 Million 19
14. Quinton Jackson Rampage $12 Million 38
13. Ronda Rousey $12 Million 12
12. Chuck Lidell $ 14 Million 21
11. Tito Ortiz $ 15 Million 21
10. Randy Couture $17 Million 19
9. Fedor Emelianenko $18 Million 39
8. Wanderlei Silva $18 Million 35
7. Anderson Silva $18 Million 34
6. BJ Penn $22 Million 16
5. Brock Lesnar $28 Million 5
4. Georges St. Pierre $30 Million 26
3. Khabib Nurmagomedov $30 Million 29
2. Rorion Gracie $50 Million
1. Conor McGregor $120 Million 22

30. Forrest Griffin

Net Worth: $7 Million

Forest Griffin, born July 1, 1979, is an American MMA player.

Griffin is a former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion as well.

Even after his retirement, he works as the Vice President of the Athlete Development at UFC Performance Institute.

Griffin has played a total of 26 MMA matches in which he won 19.

Forest Griffin is regarded as one of the most influential players in MMA history and one of the richest MMA players.

29. Matt Hughes

Net Worth: $8 Million

Matthew Allen Hughes, born October 13, 1973, is a retired American MMA fighter.

Hughes is widely known among MMA fans and fighters alike.

He is a two-time UFC Welterweight Champion and also the UFC Hall of fame inductee.

Hughes has quite an impressive win rate in the MMA records, where he competed in 54 MMA matches in which he won 45 of them. His net worth of $8 million makes him one of the richest MMA fighters of all time.

28. Eddie Alvarez

Net Worth: $8 Million

Edward Alvarez, born January 1, 1984, is also an American MMA fighter.

Alvarez formerly competed in UFC, Bellator MMA and won titles in the UFC Lightweight and the Bellator Lightweight World Championship.

Eddie Alvarez is one of the first fighters to have won championships in both the Bellator MMA and UFC.

His successful career and net worth of $8 million make him one of the richest MMA fighters on the list.

27. Nate Diaz

Net Worth: $8 Million

Nate Donald Diaz, born April 16, 1985, is an American mixed martial arts fighter.

He is the younger brother of IFC Welterweight Champion Nick Diaz.

Diaz has a total of 33 matches in which he has won 20 and lost 13.

One of the highlights of his career is his match with Conor McGregor in 2016.

Nate Diaz’s net worth of $8 million makes him one of the richest MMA fighters in the world.

26. Urijah Faber

Net Worth: $8 Million

Urijah Christopher Faber, born May 14, 1979, is an American MMA fighter.

Faber initially competed in the featherweight but now competes in the bantamweight.

Faber has played a total of 46 matches in which he won 35 and lost 11.

He has won 17 of the 35 winning games through different submission moves.

Faber is also popularly known by the name “The California Kid.”

25. Dan Henderson

Net Worth: $8 Million

Daniel Jeffery Henderson, born August 24, 1970, is a retired MMA fighter. Henderson was also an Olympic Wrestler during his prime days.

Over his career, Dan has won the Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion, Welterwiehg, and many other championships.

He has an impressive record of 32 wins in 47 fights throughout his career.

24. Rashad Evans

Net worth: $8.5 Million

Rashad Anton Evans, born September 25, 1979, is a retired American MMA fighter.

Evans was the Heavyweight champion of ‘The Ultimate Fighter 2’ and the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion.

Evans won a total of 19 out of 28 fights in his UFC career. In 2019, he was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.

23. Jon Bones Jones

Net Worth: $9 Million

Born July 19, 1987, Jonathan Dwight Jones is a professional MMA fighter from the United States.

He has competed in the light heavyweight division in the UFC.

Jones holds the title for two-time former UFC Light heavyweight Champion title. Jones has an impressive win record of 26 wins in 28 professional MMA fights.

22. Micheal Bisping

Net Worth: $9 Million

Michael Gavin Joseph Bisping, born 28 February 1979, is a retired MMA fighter. Bisping is also a sports analyst and commentator.

Micheal Bisping’s net worth of $9 million makes him one of the richest MMA fighters in the World.

He is a former UFC Middleweight Champion and the winner of ‘The Ultimate Fighter 3’ Light Heavyweight tournament winner.

 21. Donald Cerrone

Net Worth: $9 Million

Born March 29, 1983, Donald Anthony Cerrone is a former professional kickboxer and MMA fighter from the United States.

Donald Cerrone has one of the most impressive Kickboxing records in which he won 28 out of his 29 matches.

Cerrone is popularly known by the name of ‘Cowboy’.

His MMA record is also quite good, with a total of 36 wins in 54 fights.

Donald also owns the record for the most victories in UFC welterweight history, as well as the most finishes in UFC welterweight history.

20. Jose Aldo

Net Worth: 9 Million

Jose Lado is a Brazilian MMA fighter. Aldo is currently involved in the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship).

In the bantamweight rankings, Aldo is currently in the 5th ranking.

Aldo has an impressive win record of 30 matches, of which 17 of them were from a knockout. His net worth of $9 million makes him one of the richest MMA fighters in the world.

19. Junior Dos Santos

Net Worth: $ 10 Million

Junior Dos Santos, born 30 January 1984, is a professional Brazilian MMA fighter.

Furthermore, Santos has more than 5 wins in the UFC Heavyweight championships.

Dos Santos has a good record of 21 wins, in which he won 15 through knockout. He is currently ranked 4th on the UFC heavyweight rankings.

18. Yoel Romero

Net Worth: $10 Million

Yoel Romero, born April 30, 1977, is a Cuban professional MMA fighter.

Romero has previously fought at the Light Heavyweight and Middleweight levels in the UFC mainstage.

He has a record of 13 wins in 18 MMA fights during his career. His explosiveness and power make him one of the most athletic fighters in the history of MMA.

17. Chael Sonnen

Net Worth: $10 Million

Chael Patrick Sonnen, born April 3, 1975, is an American MMA fighter, analyst.

Sonnen competed as the top contender in the light heavyweight and the middleweight divisions.

He has also fought in the WEC, Pancrase, and the Bellator MMA. Chale Sonnen’s net worth of $10 million makes him one of the richest MMA fighters in the world.

16. Alistair Overeem

Net Worth: $10 Million

Alistair Cees Overeem, born 17 May 1980, is a Dutch professional MMA fighter.

He is currently competing in the heavyweight division.

Being the former Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion is one of his career highlights.

Alistair Overeem has won 47 out of 67 professional MMA fights over his career.

To conclude, Alistair Overeem’s net worth of $10 million makes him 17 on the richest list while being one of the richest MMA fighters in the world.

15. Frank Mir

Net Worth: $11 Million

Fransico Santos Mir III born May 24, 1979 is an Amrican MMA fighter. In addition, Mir is also known for his professional wrestling career.

One of the longest uninterrupted tenures in UFC history was held by Mir from 2001 to 2016.  He has a total of 19 professional MMA wins during his career.

14. Quinton Jackson Rampage

Net Worth: $12 Million

Quinton Ramone Jackson, who goes by the stage name “Rampage,” is an American MMA fighter.

Jackson is a former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion.

Jackson has a total of 38 professional MMA wins in 52 fights. His net worth of $12 million makes him the 14th richest MMA fighter on the list.

13. Ronda Rousey

Net Worth: $12 Million

Ronda Jean Rousey, born February 1, 1987, is a retired American MMA fighter, WWE wrestler.

Rousey is popularly known by her stage name “Rowdy.”

In addition, Rousey is the first American woman to win an Olympic medal in Judo.

Ronda Rousey is also in several popular movies such as ‘Furious 7’, ‘Mile 22’, ‘Charlie’s Angles.’

Ronda Rousey being the only female with a net worth of $12 million makes her one of the richest MMA fighters in the world.

12. Chuck Lidell

Net Worth: $ 14 Million

Charles David Lidell, born on December 17, 1969, is a retired American MMA fighter.

Lidell also owns the title of former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion.

Chuck Lidell is credited with introducing MMA to the mainstream media, sports, and entertainment.

On July 10, 2009, he was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. Lidell has a record of 21 wins in professional MMA fights.

11. Tito Ortiz

Net Worth: $ 15 Million

Jacob Christopher, who also goes by the name ‘Tito,’ is an American MMA fighter.

Ortiz is well-known for his time in the UFC when he held the Light Heavyweight Championship.

Ortiz also has a record of 21 professional MMA wins in 34 fights over his career. His net worth of $15 million makes him the 11th richest MMA fighter on the list.

10. Randy Couture

Net Worth: $17 Million

Randy Couture, born June 22, 1963, is a retired American MMA fighter and also a former US Army Sergeant.

Couture is the former three-time UFC Heavyweight Champion, two-time lightweight champion.

He is tied for the record of the most wins in the UFC Heavyweight Championship (6).

Couture has a total record of 19 professional wins in 30 fights.

Randy Couture’s net worth of $17 million makes him the 10th on the richest list and one of the richest MMA fighters in the world.

9 . Fedor Emelianenko

Net Worth: $18 Million 

Fedor Vladimirovich Emelianenko, born 28 September 1976, is a Russian MMA fighter.

Emelianenko currently competes in the Rizin Fighting Federation and the Bellator MMA.

Emelianenko won a consecutive of 28 matches from December 2000 up to June 2010.

He has an impressive win of 39 out of 46 professional MMA fights, in which he won 15 each through submission and knockout and 9 through the official decision.

8 . Wanderlei Silva

Net Worth: $18 Million 

Wanderlei Cesar da Silva born 3 July 1976, is a Brazilian American MMA fighter.

Silva holds the record for the most wins, title defenses, and the longest winning streak in PRIDE history.

Silva uses an aggressive fighting style, ‘Muay Thai’ and kickboxing which he learned at an early age.

He has a record of 35 professional MMA wins in 51 matches. Wanderlei Silva’s $18 million net worth makes him the 8th on the richest MMA fighter list.

7. Anderson Silva

Net Worth: $18 Million

Anderson Da Silva, born 14 April 1975, is a Brazilian-American MMA fighter.

Silva is the former UFC Middleweight Champion.

Anderson Silva holds the record for the longest title reign in the history of UFC for 2457 days.

Several commentators and UFC pundits consider Silva as one the greatest MMA fighters of all time. He has a total of 46 professional MMA games in which he won 34.

6. BJ Penn

Net Worth: $22 Million

Jay Dee Penn III, who also goes by the name “B.J,” is an American MMA fighter and a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner.

In MMA, Penn has competed in the featherweight, Lightweight, Welterweight, and middleweight divisions.

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Penn is also a former UFC Lightweight, Welterweight Champion. His professional MMA wins are 16 in 32 matches.

His net worth of $22 million and various championships records make him the richest and successful MMA fighter in the world.

5. Brock Lesnar

Net Worth: $28 Million

Brock Edward Lesnar was born on 12 July 1977; he is a professional wrestler and former MMA fighter from Canada-America.

Lesnar is known for his time at the WWE, where he won the WWE title in 2002, five months after his debut. His UFC career highlights are being part of the best-selling pay-per-view events in UFC history at UFC 100 and UFC 116.

Lesnar only has a record of 9 professional MMA matches in which he won 5 of them. His net worth of $28 million makes him one of the richest MMA fighters in the world.

4. Georges St. Pierre

Net Worth: $30 Million

The Canadian ex-MMA fighter Georges St. Pierre was born on May 19, 1981. He is a two-division UFC title winner, has won titles in the welterweight and middleweight divisions.

Georges Pierre was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame in 2018.

Pierre is regarded as one of the greatest fighters in mixed martial arts history (MMA). Pierre also has an impressive win record of 26 wins in 28 professional MMA matches.

3. Khabib Nurmagomedov

Net Worth: $30 Million

Khabib Nurmagomedov is a retired Russian professional MMA fighter. Khabib competed in the lightweight division in the UFC.

From April 2018 to March 2021, he held the title of the UFC Lightweight Championship, which is the longest title reign to date.

Khabib boasts one of the most impressive records of 29 wins in 29 matches. He retired with his undefeated record.

Khabib’s impressive records and net worth of $30 million make him one of the world’s richest and successful MMA fighters.

2. Rorion Gracie

Net Worth: $50 Million

Rorion Gracie, born January 10, 1952, is a Brazilian-born Jiu-Jitsu grandmaster, instructor, author.

Gracie is also the co-founder of the Ultimate Fighting Champion (UFC). He is widely recognized as the man introducing Brazilian Jiu-jitsu in the US.

 

The Gracie family name also gained him much popularity during his career. His massive net worth of $50 million earns him the 2nd position on the richest list.

1. Conor McGregor

Net Worth: $120 Million

Conor Anthony McGregor, born 14 July 1988, is an Irish MMA fighter, boxer.

McGregor’s a previous champion for UFC lightweight.

During his professional boxing debut, he suffered defeat from Floyd Mayweather Jr.He contributed to the five out of six biggest pay-per-view (PPV) draws in the history of UFC.

The PPV McGregor Vs. Nurmagomedov drew 2.4 million PPV buys, which is the highest in UFC history.

McGregor has a total of 22 wins in 28 professional MMA fights in his career.

His staggering net worth of $120 million makes him the richest MMA fighter globally and grabs him the top position on the richest list.

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