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Ronda Rousey Ranks Top Of UFC’s All-Time Highest Paydays For A Single Fight

Ronda Rousey Ranks Top Of UFC’s All-Time Highest Paydays For A Single Fight

UFC legend Ronda Rousey has beaten Brock Lesnar for the biggest individual payday from a single UFC fight in history, according to TheRichest.

The 32-year-old former MMA superstar had eight fights with UFC during her three-year career with the MMA promotion.

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And Rousey, who signed for WWE and is currently on hiatus with the wrestling promotion, reportedly earned a whopping $3m in her fight against Amanda Nunes in 2016.

WWE superstar Lesnar finished behind her in second place with his $2.5m salary from his clash with Mark Hunt.

SPORTbible previously reported that the 'Beast,' 42, earned over a whopping $5m with UFC after his full fight earnings were recently revealed.

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Behind Rousey and Lesnar is none other than UFC legend Georges St-Pierre, who walked away with a $2.5m payday from his UFC 217 bout against Michael Bisping.

Posted below are TheRichest's top ten individual paydays in UFC history.

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10. Tyron Woodley (against Demian Maia at UFC 214, 2017; against Stephen Thompson at UFC 209, 2017): $500,000

9. Mark Hunt (against Brock Lesnar at UFC 200, 2016): $700,000

8. Anderson Silva (against Nick Diaz at UFC 183, 2015): $800,000

7. Dan Henderson (against Hector Lombard at UFC 199, 2016): $800,000

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6. Alistair Overeem (against Francis Ngannou at UFC 218, 2017): $850,000 (additional $10,000 from Reebok sponsorship)

5. Conor McGregor (against Nate Diaz at UFC 196, 2016): $1m

4. Nate Diaz (against Conor McGregor at UFC 202, 2016): $2m

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3. Georges St-Pierre (against Michael Bisping at UFC 217, 2017): $2.5m ($50,000 for the 'Performance of The Night' award, $30,000 for Reebok sponsorship)

2. Brock Lesnar (against Mark Hunt at UFC 200, 2016): $2.5m

1. Ronda Rousey (against Amanda Nunes at UFC 207, 2016): $3m

It's worth remembering TheRichest didn't disclose how it calculated the findings, especially as Conor McGregor picked up $3m for his UFC clash with Khabib Nurmagomedov.

And the 31-year-old UFC lightweight champ took home $2m after his victory over McGregor at UFC 229.

Speaking of McGregor, the Irish MMA superstar took home bragging rights for UFC's top 20 all-time highest-paid fighters after comfortably beating UFC legends Bisping and 'GSP' to the top spot.

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Topics: Conor Mcgregor, Nate Diaz, Anderson Silva, Tyron Woodley, UFC News, MMA News, Alistair Overeem, Mark Hunt, UFC, Ronda Rousey, MMA, Brock Lesnar

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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