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.
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.
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.
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
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8. Anderson Silva (against Nick Diaz at UFC 183, 2015): $800,000
7. Dan Henderson (against Hector Lombard at UFC 199, 2016): $800,000
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
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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