Li Jingliang Career Earnings (purse, payouts) + Net Worth

Li Jingliang is a highly ranked fighter in the Welterweight division in the UFC. Also called “The Leech”, he has made a name for himself as a durable fighter with ruthless finishing. 

After making a very average start, Li (18-6-0) became just another fighter on the UFC roster. However, the Chinese fighter did not lose faith and kept working hard. Fortunately, Jingliang’s efforts paid off and he began racking up wins, slowly making him a mainstay in his division. 

Known for his energy, durability, and lethal finishing, Jingliang 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 Li Jingliang career earnings through salary, purse, payouts, bonuses, incentive pay, sponsorship & what his net worth is.

Li Jingliang of China punches Santiago Ponzinibbio of Argentina in a welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 17, 2021, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (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, Li’s salary, incentive pay, and PPV revenue from his upcoming fight with Khamzat Chimaev are yet to be released. Hence, you can check back here for updates. With all that out of the way, let’s begin.

Li Jingliang Career Earnings

Elizeu dos Santos of Brazil kicks Li Jingliang of China in their welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre on August 31, 2019 in Shenzhen, China. (Credits: Getty Images)
Fighter  Result Base Salary Win Bonus  Performance Bonus Incentive Pay/Sponsorships Total 
Santiago Ponzinibbio W $85,000 $85,000 $50,000 $5,000 $225,000
Neil Magny  L $64,000 $0 $0 $5,000 $69,000
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos W $24,000 $24,000 $50,000 $5,000 $103,000
David Zawada W $22,000 $22,000 $50,000 $5,000 $99,000
Daichi Abe W $20,000 $20,000 $50,000 $5,000 $95,000
Jake Matthews L $20,000 $5,000 $25,000
Zak Ottow W $56,000  $56,000 $50,000 $5,000 $167,000
Frank Camacho W $54,000 $54,000 $5,000 $113,000
Bobby Nash W $ 15,000 $15,000 $50,000 $5,000 $85,000
Anton Zafir W $24,000 $24,000 $5,000 $54,000
Keita Nakamura L $20,000 $2,600 $22,600
Dhiego Lima W $10,000 $10,000 $5,000 $25,000
Nordine Taleb L $10,000 $5,000 $15,000
David Michaud W $8,000 $8,000 $5,000 $21,000

Total UFC Earnings: $1,118,600 ($1.1 million)

A Glance at Li Jingliang Accumulation

Name Li Jingliang 
Age 33 years (Born 1988)
Net Worth $2-2,5 million (approx.)
Status Active
Salary $225,000 ( last fight vs Santiago Ponzinibbio)
Source of Wealth UFC Career, Endorsements 
Endorsements  Reebok, Venum, MonsterEnergy,, and more.
Endorsement Earnings $500,000
Marital Status  Married 
Residence Tacheng, Xinjiang, China
Charities N/A

What is Li Jingliang Net Worth in 2021?

According to our research, Li Jingliang’s Net Worth sits at around $2-2.5 million in 2021. For the most part, Li makes most of his killing plying his trade inside the Octagon but also from his lucrative endorsement deals. Currently, the Chinese fighter is sponsored by Reebok, Venum, MonsterEnergy,, and more.

As mentioned above, Jingliang’s earnings from UFC ( includes pay, salaries, earnings, bonuses) amount to $$1,118,600. However, Li began his career fighting in Legend FC, AOW, and UMAC.  Thus, if we take into account the prize money from these fights, Jingliang’s earnings from MMA amount to about $1,5 million.

With his career still blooming, the 33-year-olds influence is expected to keep increasing,  making him a very marketable athlete. As such, you can expect a significant increase in Jingliang’s endorsement earnings in the coming years. Moreover, “The Leech” will look to increase his Net Worth, even more, when he takes on Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 267. 

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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