Derrick Lewis Career Earnings (purse, payouts) + Net Worth

Derrick Lewis is a well-known fighter in the Heavyweight division in the UFC. Also known as “The Black Beast”, the American has established himself as a mainstay in his division and is currently one of the top contenders. 

After gradually climbing up the rankings, Lewis (25-8-0) became a big name in his division. As time went on, Derrick annihilated big names like Alexander Volkov, Curtis Blaydes, and Francis Ngannou on his way to the top. Despite some losses, Lewis looks determined to keep growing and eventually challenge for the title once again. 

Known for his unorthodox tactics and explosive finishing, Derrick is sure to have made good money from his fights. Thus, the only question in people’s minds will be: How much did he earn? Well, let’s examine what are Derrick Lewis career earnings through salary, purse, payouts, bonuses, incentive pay, sponsorship & what his net worth is.

Derrick Lewis and Curtis Blaydes trade punches in a heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on February 20, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Credits: Getty Images)

Before we begin, here are some important things to keep in mind. Firstly, Nevada State Athletic Commission does not release fighter pay, so none of the following payout data for the event is official. However, we can estimate a fighter’s pay info by looking at their previous, officially-released salaries.

Secondly, Lewis’s salary, incentive pay, and PPV revenue from his upcoming fight with Chris Daukaus are yet to be released. Hence, you can check back here for updates. With all that out of the way, let’s begin.

Derrick Lewis Career Earnings

Derrick Lewis knees Aleksei Oleinik of Russia in their heavyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on August 08, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Credits: Getty Images)
Fighter  Result   Base Salary  Win Bonus  Performance Bonus/ PPV Revenue Sponsorships/ Incentive Pay Total
Ciryl Gane L $500,000 $0 $200,000 $32,000 $732,000
Curtis Blaydes W $150,000 $150,000 $50,000 $20,000 $370,000
Alexey Oleinik W $150,000 $150,000 $0 $15,000 $315,000
Ilir Latifi W $145,000 $145,000 $0 $15,000 $305,000
Blagoy Ivanov W $140,000 $140,000 $0 $15,000 $295,000
Junior Dos Santos L $140,000 $0 $50,000 $15,000 $205,000
Daniel Cormier L $500,000 $0 $0 $30,000 $530,000
Alexander Volkov W $135,000 $135,000 $50,000 $10,000 $330,000
Francis Ngannou W $130,000 $130,000 $0 $10,000 $270,000
Marcin Tybura W $125,000 $125,000 $50,000 $10,000 $310,000
Mark Hunt L $125,000 $0 $50,000 $10,000 $185,000
Travis Browne W $41,000 $41,000 $50,000 $10,000 $142,000
Shamil Abdurakhimov W $37,000 $37,000 $0 $5,000 $79,000
Roy Nelson W $33,000 $33,000 $0 $5,000 $71,000
Gabriel Gonzaga W $29,000 $29,000 $50,000 $5,000 $113,000
Damian Grabowski W $25,000 $25,000 $0 $5,000 $55,000
Viktor Pešta W $20,000 $20,000 $0 $5,000 $45,000
Matt Mitrione L $15,000 $0 $10,000 $25,000
Shawn Jordan L $20,000 $0 $10k $30,000
Ruan Potts W $15,000 $15,000 $10,000 $40,000
Guto Inocente W $10,000 $10k $10,000 $30,000
Jack May W $8,000 $8,000 $10,000 $26,000

Total UFC Earnings: $4,503,000 ($4.5 million)

A Glance at Derrick Lewis Asset Accumulation

Name Derrick Lewis
Age 36 years old (Born 1985)
Net Worth $5-5.5 million (approx.)
Status Active
Salary $732,000 (last fight vs Cyril Gane)
Source of Wealth UFC Career, Endorsements 
Endorsements  Reebok, Venum,,, NIPYATA!, MyBookie MMA, Mmabobblehead. 
Endorsement Earnings $500,000
Marital Status  April Davis ( Married 2017)
Residence  Houston, Texas, U.S‎
Charities Stuart Scott Fund, The V Foundation

What is Derrick Lewis Net Worth in 2021?

According to the reports, Derrick Lewis’s Net Worth sits at around $5-5.5 million in 2021. For the most part, Lewis makes most of his killing plying his trade inside the Octagon but also from his lucrative endorsement deals. Currently, the American fighter is sponsored by Venum,,, NIPYATA!, MyBookie MMA, Mmabobblehead., and more. 

As mentioned above, Derrick’s earnings from UFC ( includes pay, salaries, earnings, bonuses) amount to $4.5 million. However, Derrick began his career in fighting in the LFC, RFA, IMKF, BFC, IXFA, WG. Thus, if we take into account the prize money from these fights, Lewis’s earnings from MMA amount to about $5 million. 

With his career still blooming, the 36-year-olds influence is expected to keep increasing,  making him a very marketable athlete. As such, you can expect a significant increase in Derrick’s endorsement earnings in the coming years. Moreover, “The Black Beast” will look to increase his Net Worth, even more, when he takes on Chris Daukaus at UFC Vegas 45. 

Sami Haider

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Sami Haider is a UFC/boxing journalist who connects combat sports to pop culture. His deep passion for the UFC started in 2018, triggered by the UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor fight. He is a passionate writer who has a profound love for the sport and the skills that are used in it. Through his work, Sami aspires to connect combat sportsmen and their enthusiastic fans.


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