Kamaru Usman Career Earnings (purse, payouts) + Net Worth

Kamaru Usman is the current champion in the Welterweight division in the UFC. Also known as “The Nigerian Nightmare”, he has established himself as one of the greatest in the sport. 

After making an ideal start, Usman (19-1-0) gradually built up his resume. Eventually, Kamaru was able to achieve his dreams and become world champion by beating Tyron Woodley at UFC 235. Since then, Usman has been a very dominant champion, wiping the floor with top contenders from time to time. 

Known for his energy, durability, and most recently, some lethal striking, Usman 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 Kamaru Usman career earnings through salary, purse, payouts, bonuses, incentive pay, sponsorship & what his net worth is.

Kamaru Usman of Nigeria punches Jorge Masvidal in their UFC welterweight championship bout during the UFC 261 event at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on April 24, 2021, in Jacksonville, Florida. (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, Kamaru’s salary, incentive pay, and PPV revenue from his upcoming fight with Colby Covington are yet to be released. Hence, you can check back here for updates. With all that out of the way, let’s begin.

Kamaru Usman Career Earnings

Kamaru Usman of Nigeria punches Gilbert Burns of Brazil in their UFC welterweight championship fight during the UFC 258 event at UFC APEX on February 13, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Credits: Getty Images)
Fighter Result  Base Salary Win Bonus  Performance Bonus/ PPV Revenue Incentive Pay/ Sponsorships Total 
Jorge Masvidal W $600,000 $900,000 $42,000 $1,542,000
Gilbert Burns W $600,000 $400,000 $40,000 $1,040,000
Jorge Masvidal W $600,000 $783,333 $40,000 $1,423,333
Colby Covington W $500,000 $250,000 $40,000 $790,000
Tyron Woodley W $350,000 $775,000 $30,000 $1,155,000
Rafael Dos Anjos W $75,000 $75,000 $50,000 $5,000 $205,000
Demian Maia W $25,000 $25,000 $5,000 $55,000
Emil Weber Meek W $25,000 $25,000 $5,000 $55,000
Sérgio Moraes W $23,000 $23,000 $5,000 $51,000
Sean Strickland W $23,000 $23,000 $2,500 $48,500
Warlley Alves W $21,000 $21,000 $2,500 $44,500
Alexander Yakovlev W $21,000 $21,000 $2,500 $44,500
Leon Edwards W $12,000 $12,000 $2,500 $26,500
Hayder Hassan W $10,000 $10,000 $50,000 $2,500 $72,500

Total UFC Earnings: $6,552,500 ($6.55 million) 

A Glance at Kamaru Usman Asset Accumulation

Name Kamaru Usman 
Age 34 years old ( Born 1987)
Net Worth $6.5-7 million (approx.)
Status Active
Salary $1,542,000 ( last fight vs Jorge Masvidal)
Source of Wealth UFC Career, Endorsements 
Endorsements   Venum, MonsterEnergy, Crypto.com, ProSupps, LoveHemp, and more.
Endorsement Earnings $500,000
Marital Status  Married 
Residence Delray Beach, USA.
Charities N/A

What is Kamaru Usman Net Worth in 2021?

According to our research, Kamaru Usman’s Net Worth sits at around $6.5-7 million in 2021. For the most part, Kamaru makes most of his killing plying his trade inside the Octagon but also from his lucrative endorsement deals. Currently, the US-Nigerian fighter is sponsored by Venum, MonsterEnergy, Crypto.com, ProSupps, LoveHemp, and more.

As mentioned above, Usman’s earnings from UFC ( includes pay, salaries, earnings, bonuses) amount to $6,552,500. However, Usman began his career fighting in LFC, VFC, CFA, and RFA.  Thus, if we take into account the prize money from these fights, Usman’s earnings from MMA amount to about $6.75 million.

With his career still blooming, the 34-year-olds influence is expected to keep increasing,  making him a very marketable athlete. As such, you can expect a significant increase in Usman’s endorsement earnings in the coming years. Moreover, “The Nigerian Nightmare” will look to increase his Net Worth, even more, when he takes on Colby Covington at UFC 268. 

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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