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Justin Gaethje’s MMA Career Earnings Revealed After Stunning Win Over Tony Ferguson At UFC 249

Justin Gaethje’s MMA Career Earnings Revealed After Stunning Win Over Tony Ferguson At UFC 249

UFC star Justin Gaethje made his most lucrative MMA payday to date in his sensational victory over Tony Ferguson at UFC 249.

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Gaethje ended the 12-fight winning streak of 'El Cucuy' after stopping him in the fifth and capturing the interim UFC lightweight championship.

According to The Sports Daily, the 'Highlight' took home a hefty payday of $380,000 for his victory over Ferguson.

Gaethje received $250,000 to show for the fight and picked up a $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $50,000 for Performance of the Night bonus and a $30,000 fight week incentive pay.

Posted below are Gaethje's MMA career earnings to date, according to The Sports Daily.

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Credit: PA
Credit: PA

WSOF 2 (Mar 23/13): W (Cavalcante) -- $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 win bonus)

WSOF 3 (Jun 14/13): W (Cobb) -- $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 win bonus)

WSOF 6 (Oct 28/13): W (Lauzon) -- $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 win bonus)

WSOF 8 (Jan 18/14): W (Patishnock) -- $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 win bonus)

WSOF 11 (Jul 5/14): W (Newell) -- $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus)

WSOF 15 (Nov 15/14): W (Guillard) -- $52,500 ($20,000 to show, $20,000 win bonus, $12,500 from Guillard for missing weight)

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Credit: PA

WSOF 19 (Mar 28/15): W (Palomino) -- $60,000 ($30,000 to show, $30,000 win bonus)

WSOF 23 (Sep 18/15): W (Palomino) -- $100,000 ($50,000 to show, $50,000 win bonus)

WSOF 29 (Mar 12/16): W (Foster) -- $120,000 ($60,000 to show, $60,000 win bonus)

WSOF 34 (Dec 31/16): W (Firmino) -- $140,000 ($70,000 to show, $70,000 win bonus)

TUF 25 Finale (Jul 7/17): W (Johnson) -- $302,500 ($100,000 to show, $100,000 win bonus, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, $2,500 Reebok sponsorship)

UFC 218 (Dec 2/17): L (Alvarez) -- $165,000 ($110,000 to show, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $5,000 Reebok sponsorship)

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Credit: PA

UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs Gaethje (Apr 14/18): L (Poirier) -- $163,500 ($110,000 to show, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $3,500 fight week incentive pay)

UFC Fight Night: Gaethje vs Vick (Aug 25/18): W (Vick) -- $274,000 ($110,000 to show, $110,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, $4,000 fight week incentive pay)

UFC Fight Night: Barboza vs Gaethje (Mar 30/19): W (Barboza) -- $294,000 ($120,000 to show, $120,000 win bonus, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $4,000 fight week incentive pay)

UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs Gaethje (Sept 14/19): W (Cerrone) -- $315,000 ($130,000 to show, $130,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, $5,000 fight week incentive pay)

UFC 249 (May 9/20): W (Ferguson) -- $380,000 ($250,000 to show, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, $30,000 fight week incentive pay)

Total Career Earnings: $2,334,500

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Topics: Justin Gaethje, UFC News, MMA News, UFC, MMA

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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