Jose Aldo Career Earnings (purse, payouts) + Net Worth

Jose Aldo is a former Featherweight champion and currently fights in the Bantamweight division of the UFC. Also known as “Junior” and “The King of Rio”, he has established himself as one of the greatest ever in his division and the sport. 

Throughout his career, Jose has been one of the most stand-out performers in the sport. He is known for defending his WEC and then the UFC Featherweight championship 10 consecutive times. To date, Aldo remains one of the most dominant champions in any UFC division ever. 

Known for his superb cardio and knockout ability, Aldo 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? Let’s examine Jose Aldo career earnings through salary, purse, payouts, bonuses, incentive pay, sponsorship & what his net worth is.

Jose Aldo of Brazil punches Pedro Munhoz of Brazil in their bantamweight bout during the UFC 265 event at Toyota Center on August 07, 2021, in Houston, Texas. (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, Jose’s salary, incentive pay, and PPV revenue from his upcoming fight with Rob Font are yet to be released. Hence, you can check back here for updates. With all that out of the way, let’s begin.

Jose Aldo Career Earnings

Jose Aldo of Brazil punches Marlon Vera of Ecuador in a bantamweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on December 19, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Credits: Getty Images)
Fighter  Result  Base Salary  Win Bonus  Performance Bonus/ PPV Revenue Incentive Pay/ Sponsorships Total 
Pedro Munhoz W $400,000 $0 $21,000 $421,000
Marlon Vera W $400,000 $15,000 $415,000
Petr Yan L $400,000 $0 $0 $30,000 $430,000
Marlon Moraes L $400,000 $0 $20,000 $420,000
Alexander Volkanovski L $110,000 $0 $0 $20,000 $130,000
Renato Moicano W $105,000 $105,000 $50,000 $20,000 $280,000
Jeremy Stephens W $100,000 $100,000 $50,000 $5,000 $255,000
Max Holloway L $200,000 $0 $30,000 $30,000 $260,000
Frankie Edgar W $400,000 $100,000 $540,833 $15,000 $1,055,833
Max Holloway L $400,000 $0 $50,000 $40,000 $490,000
Conor McGregor L $400,000 $0 $2,100,000 $40,000 $2,540,000
Chad Mendes W $150,000 $150,000 $0 $50,000 $400,000
Ricardo Lamas W $140,000 $140,000 $30,000 $50,000 $360,000
Chan Sung Jung W $130,000 $130,000 $0 $50,000 $310,000
Frankie Edgar W $120,000 $120,000 $50,000 $50,000 $340,000
Chad Mendes W $28,000 $28,000 $50,000 $106,000
Kenny Florian W $26,000 $26,000 $50,000 $30,000 $132,000
Mark Hominick W $24,000 $24,000 $679,000  $30,000 $757,000
Manny Gamburyan W $22,000 $22,000 $30,000 $74,000
Urijah Faber W $20,000 $20,000 $30,000 $70,000
Mike Brown W $13,000 $13,000 $10,000 $30,000 $66,000
Cub Swanson W $11,000 $11,000 $10,000 $30,000 $62,000
Chris Mickle W $6,000 $6,000 $0 $20,000 $32,000
Rolando Perez W $5,000 $5,000 $7,500 $20,000 $37,500
Jonathan Brookins W $4,000 $4,000 $0 $20,000 $28,000
Alexandre Franca Nogueira W $3,000 $3,000 $0 $20,000 $26,000

Total UFC Earnings: $9,077,333 ($9.07 million) 

A Glance at Jose Aldo Asset Accumulation

Name Jose Aldo Junior
Age 35 years old (Born 1986)
Net Worth $10-10.5 million (approx.)
Status Active
Salary $421,000 last fight vs Pedro Munhoz 
Source of Wealth UFC Career, Endorsements 
Endorsements  Reebok, Venum,, ZeDelivery, Bluefit Academia, Activision, PichauOfficial, and more. 
Endorsement Earnings $500,000
Marital Status  Married 
Residence Orlando, Florida and Rio De Janeiro, Brazil 
Charities N/A

What is Jose Aldo Net Worth in 2021?

According to reports, Jose Aldo’s Net Worth sits at around $10-10.5 million in 2021. For the most part, Jose makes most of his killing plying his trade inside the Octagon but also from his lucrative endorsement deals. Currently, the Brazilian fighter is sponsored by Venum,, ZeDelivery, Bluefit Academia, Activision, PichauOfficial, and more. 

As mentioned above, Aldo’s earnings from UFC ( includes pay, salaries, earnings, bonuses) amount to $9,077,333. However, Jose began his career fighting in TFC, GFC, JF, FX, MECA, RMC, Shooto, and EF.  Thus, if we take into account the prize money from these fights, Jose’s total earnings from MMA amount to $10 million. 

With his career still surprisingly blooming, the 35-year-old’s influence is expected to keep increasing,  making him a very marketable athlete. As such, you can expect a significant increase in Aldo’s endorsement earnings in the coming years. Moreover, “The King of Rio” will look to increase his Net Worth, even more, when he takes on Rob Font at UFC Vegas 44

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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