Leon Edwards Career Earnings (purse, payouts) + Net Worth

Leon Edwards is the #3 rank contender in the UFC’s Welterweight division. Also known as, “Rocky”, he is one of the most prominent fighters in his division.

After making a very average and boring start, Leon (19-3-1 NC) was looking like just another fighter on the roster. However, Edwards kept fighting and building a resume, putting some big names on his list. Currently, the Briton is one of the most lethal and in-form fighters on the roster. 

Known for his stamina, endurance, and some immaculate striking, Edwards 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 Leon Edwards career earnings through salary, purse, payouts, bonuses, incentive pay, sponsorship & what his net worth is.

Leon Edwards of Jamaica kicks Belal Muhammad in a welterweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on March 13, 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, Leon’s salary, incentive pay, and PPV revenue from his upcoming fight are yet to be released. Hence, you can check back here for updates. With all that out of the way, let’s begin.

Leon Edwards Career Earnings

Nate Diaz and Leon Edwards of Jamaica trade punches in their welterweight fight during the UFC 263 event at Gila River Arena on June 12, 2021 in Glendale, Arizona. (Credits: Getty Images)
Fighter Result Base Salary Win Bonus Performance Bonus Incentive Pay/ Sponsorship Bonus Total
Nate Diaz W $110,000 $110,000 $11,000 $231,000
Belal Muhammad NC $60,000 $0 $10,000 $70,000
Rafael Dos Anjos W $54,000 $54,000 $10,000 $118,000
Gunnar Nelson W $52,000 $52,000 $10,000 $114,000
Donald Cerrone W $50,000 $50,000 $5,000 $105,000
Peter Sobotta W $32,000 $32,000 $5,000 $69,000
Bryan Barberena W $30,000 $30,000 $5,000 $65,000
Vicente Luque W $24,000 $24,000 $5,000 $53,000
Albert Tumenov W $17,000 $17,000 $5,000 $39,000
Dominic Waters W $15,000 $15,000 $2,500 $32,500
Kamaru Usman L $15,000 $0 $2,500 $17,500
Paweł Pawlak W $12,000 $12,000 $2,500 $26,500
Seth Baczynski W $8,000 $8,000 $50,000 $10,000 $76,000
Claudio Silva L $8,000 $0 $10,000 $18,000

Total UFC Earnings: $1,035,000 ($1.03 million) 

A Glance at Leon Edwards Asset Accumulation

Name Leon Edwards
Age 30 years old (Born 1991)
Net Worth $1.5-2 million (approx.)
Status Active
Salary $231,000 (last fight vs Nate Diaz)
Source of Wealth UFC Career, Endorsements
Endorsements  Reebok, Venum, Janus CBD, Montirex, UNIFORM WARES, Iconic Menswear, Monster Energy, and more.
Endorsement Earnings $500,000
Marital Status  Unmarried
Residence Erdington, Birmingham, England
Charities N/A

What is Leon Edwards Net Worth in 2021?

According to our research, Leon Edwards’ Net Worth sits at around $1.5-2 million in 2021. For the most part, Leon makes most of his killing plying his trade inside the Octagon but also from his lucrative endorsement deals. Currently, the UK-based fighter is sponsored by Venum, Janus CBD, Montirex, UNIFORM WARES, Iconic Menswear, Monster Energy, and more.

As mentioned above, Edwards’ earnings from UFC ( includes pay, salaries, earnings, bonuses) amount to $1,035,000. However, Leon began his career fighting in BAMMA, SAH, and Fight UK MMA.  Thus, if we take into account the prize money from these fights, Leon’s earnings from MMA amount to about $1.5 million.

With his career still blooming, the 30-year-olds influence is expected to keep increasing,  making him a very marketable athlete. As such, you can expect a significant increase in Leon’s endorsement earnings in the coming years. Moreover, “Rocky” will look to increase his Net Worth, even more, when he takes on his next opponent at UFC 269 or beyond.  

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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