Top-20 Richest MMA Fighters & Net Worth In 2020

Richest MMA Fighters of All-Time and Current Net Worth
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Who are the richest MMA fighters in 2020? SportyTell takes a look — read on to find out which of your favorite MMA fighters of all time made our top-20 list.

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters are known to enjoy huge financial incentives from the sport, thanks to the pay per view format in which the sport operates.

Up to this moment, the MMA, which has gained a lot of acceptance in the mainstream, still struggles for approval in the world of sports, particularly for recognition from the International Olympics Committee. While MMA fans hope that the MMA becomes an Olympics sanctioned event, the sport which operates mostly on Pay-Per-View format has seen the massive financial success rub significantly on fighters.

In this article, we have compiled and ranked the top-20 world’s richest MMA fighters of all time, primarily based on their current net worths. It is important to note that the wealth of some of these fighters may not be entirely generated from the sport. Let’s jump into the money countdown.

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20. Rashad Evans

Net Worth: $8.5 Million

Recently inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame, precisely in 2019, Evans, who fought in the UFC between 2003 and 2018, had a successful stint in the UFC, which saw him win The Ultimate Fighter 2 Heavyweight Championship as well as the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. Evans, who fought in 28 bouts throughout his career, won 19 of those fights. In 2020, Rashad Evans’ net worth is valued at $8.5 million.

18. Michael Bisping

Net Worth: $9 Million (Tie)

A 2019 UFC Hall of Fame inductee who now specializes in sports analysis and commentary, Michael Bisping is probably the most successful UFC fighter Britain has ever produced. The 41 years old retired UFC fighter won the UFC Middleweight Championship and The Ultimate Fighter 3 Light Heavyweight Championship, which made him the only British to have ever won a UFC Championship. Bisping fought in 39 fights and won 30. Michael Bisping’s net worth is currently estimated at $9 million.

18. José Aldo

Net Worth: $9 Million (Tie)

Brazilian UFC fighter, José Aldo, who currently fights in the UFC, is known for his performance incorporation of Muay Thai and leg kicks in his fights, which has helped him deliver 17 knockouts out of his 28 UFC fight wins. Aldo’s use of Muay Thai in his unique way has also earned him the final WEC Featherweight Championship, as well as the UFC Featherweight Championship, which he has won on three occasions. The two-time undisputed champion, Jose Aldo’s net worth is around $9 million in 2020.

15. Junior dos Santos

Net Worth: $10 Million (Tie)

Currently ranked 4th in the latest UFC Heavyweight championship released in September 2019, Santos is a prolific fighter who has delivered stunning defeats to five Heavyweight champions in the UFC. He is a one-time UFC Heavyweight champion who has won 21 of his 28 fights. As of 2020, Junior dos Santos’ net worth is approximately $10 million.

15. Jon Jones

Net Worth: $10 Million (Tie)

In the UFC World, Jones Jones is a well-recognized personality. He is widely regarded as one of the best UFC fighters in history. Jones, who held the Light Heavyweight Championship between March 2011 to April 2015, regained his Light Heavyweight Championship in December 2018, and since then, he has defended his title. Jones currently tops the MMA Men’s pound for pound rankings and has seen defeat only once in the MMA. Jon Jones’ net worth is $10 million.

15. Chael Sonnen

Net Worth: $10 Million (Tie)

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During his time in the MMA, Sonnen rivaled some of the biggest names in the sport, like Michael Bisping and Quinton Jackson. Despite his incredible run in the MMA, which saw him emerged as one of the toughest challenges in the UFC, Sonnen never won a championship, and pundits hail him as one of the best UFC fighters never to have won a UFC Championship. Chael Sonnen’s net worth is approximately $10 million as of 2020.

14. Frank Mir

Net Worth: $11 Million

Though actively fighting in the Mixed Martial Arts, Mir no longer fights in the UFC, where most elites in the MMA world are found. In the 16 years he fought in the UFC, Mir set a record for the most submission victories ever recorded in the UFC. Mir, who also set the record for the longest winning streak in the UFC, won the UFC Heavyweight Championship once. Frank Mir’s net worth is currently estimated to be $11 million.

12. Ronda Rousey

Net Worth: 12 Million (Tie)

The only female fighter on the list, Ronda Rousey, who currently fights in the WWE, captivated MMA fans during her stay at the UFC. The UFC Hall of Fame Inductee, who doubles as an Olympics medalist, was the first female to win the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship. After 6 title defense, Rousey lost her defense and thus informally retired from the MMA. As of 2020, Ronda Rousey’s net worth is $12 million.

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12. Quinton Jackson

Net Worth: $12 Million (Tie)

An MMA fighter who fights in the Bellator MMA, Jackson, is seen as one of the established figures in the MMA, who contributed significantly to promoting the sport globally. The star who has fought in 52 MMA fights, has won 38 times and tasted defeat 14 times. Jackson also won the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. As of 2020, Quinton Jackson’s net worth is about $12 million.

11. Chuck Liddell

Net Worth: $14 Million

A retired MMA fighter, Chuck Liddell has tried his hands at virtually every combative sports, from MMA, kickboxing, karate to wrestling. His presence in the MMA immensely helped in establishing the sport in the mainstream, precisely in America. Long after his exit from the MMA scene, Liddell’s impact on the sport is still being felt. Lidell, who won UFC Light Heavyweight Championship once, won 21 of his 30 MMA fights. Chuck Liddell’s net worth is currently estimated to be $14 million.

10. Tito Ortiz

Net Worth: $15 Million

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One of MMA’s early stars, Tito Ortiz, who still fights in the MMA, but with Combate America’s, is widely seen as one of the figures who helped establish MMA as a popular sport mainstream. During his time at UFC, Ortiz, who was a fan favorite, won the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. Tito Ortiz’s net worth is roughly $15 million as of 2020.

9. Randy Couture

Net Worth: $17 Million

Now an actor, Randy Couture, is a highly recognized personality in the MMA, as he was one of the early stars in the sports whose fame attracted several fans to the MMA. Randy Couture made his mark in the MMA scene by claiming several titles in the MMA, such as the UFC Light heavyweight Championship two times, UFC Heavyweight Championship three times, and the UFC 13 Heavyweight tournament. Couture is a well deserved UFC Hall of Famer. As of 2020, Randy Couture’s net worth is approximately $17 million.

6. Wanderlei Silva

Net Worth: $18 Million (Tie)

Nicknamed The Axe and The Mad Dog, Wanderlei Silva is one of the leading figures in the MMA, who has fought in several MMA Promotions leagues. He is most recognized for his stint in Japan’s MMA Pride Fighting Championship. He established himself as a leading force while setting a record for the most title defense, wins, and knockouts in the MMA Promotions company. Silva currently fights for Bellator MMA. Wanderlei Silva’s net worth is valued at about $18 million.

6. Fedor Emelianenko

Net Worth: $18 Million (Tie)

Currently fighting for the Rizin Fighting Federation and Bellator MMA, Fedor Emelianenko is a renowned figure in the MMA world. The Russian fighter is rated as one of the greatest MMA fighters ever, and he’s most recognized for his time at MMA Pride Fighting, where he won the Heavyweight Championship, a title he held on to between 2003 to 2007. Emelianenko has won several titles in various sports, including Judo. Fedor Emelianenko’s net worth in 2020 is around $18 million.

6.  Anderson Silva

Net Worth: $18 Million (Tie)

A very successful MMA fighter, Silva is one of the best fighters in the MMA right now. The Brazilian MMA fighter who fights in the UFC holds the record for the longest title reign in the UFC, where he held on to the UFC Middleweight title for 2,457 days. He recently placed 15th in the UFC Middleweight rankings. Anderson Silva’s net worth is valued at $18 million.

5. B.J. Penn

Net Worth: $22 Million

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A very talented fighter, Penn is a phenomenal martial artist who doubles as a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighter. The star who was inducted in the UFC Hall of Fame in 2015, is one of seven fighters in the history of UFC who have titles in various weight divisions. Penn won the UFC Lightweight and Welterweight championships and also was victorious in the UFC 41 Lightweight tournament. As of 2020, B.J. Penn’s net worth is estimated at $22 million, making him the 5th richest MMA fighters in the world.

4. Brock Lesnar

Net Worth: $28 Million

A versatile sports personality, Brock Lesnar, is widely known for his stint in pro wrestling rather than the MMA. However, he had a successful MMA career, which saw him win the UFC Heavyweight Championship in 2008. In Wrestling, Lesnar has enjoyed tremendous success, which has seen him emerged as the only fighter to have ever won a UFC title as well as a WWE title. Brock Lesnar’s net worth is valued at $28 million in 2020, making him the fourth-richest MMA fighters of all time.

3. Georges St-Pierre

Net Worth: $30 Million

In the history of MMA, some will argue that Georges St-Pierre qualifies as the best fighter ever. While that may be contestable, it is an indisputable fact that he is indeed one of the greatest fighters in the history of the MMA. St-Pierre fought in the UFC, and on several occasions, he emerged the UFC Middleweight and welterweight champion. Georges St-Pierre’s net worth is approximately $30 million as of 2020.

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2. Rorion Gracie

Net Worth: $50 Million

Not precisely an MMA fighter, Rorion Gracie is skilled in one of the essential elements of MMA fighting, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. In fact, he is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Grandmaster. Rorion Gracie is an influential member of the Gracie family who helped make MMA established sports in the 21st century. Rorion Gracie is one of the founders of the prominent MMA fighting promotions company, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Though he doesn’t fight professionally, Rorion is an influential personality in the MMA world. In 2020, Rorion Gracie’s net worth is estimated to be $50 million.

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1. Conor McGregor

Net Worth: $110 Million

Conor McGregor needs no introduction. The fame of the Irish MMA fighter knows no bound. His success in MMA is profoundly seen in the UFC, where he dominates the featherweight and lightweight championship. McGregor has also tried his hands at boxing. He fought against boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. Conor McGregor’s net worth, which approximately stands at $110 million, currently ranks as the richest MMA fighter in the world.

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  1. Omar July 9, 2020