Tai Tuivasa Career Earnings (purse, payouts) + Net Worth

Tai Tuivasa is an up-and-coming fighter in the Heavyweight division in the UFC. Also known as “Bam Bam”, the Australian fighter is currently one of the most exciting fighters in his division.

After making an electric start to life in the UFC, Tuivasa (14-3-0) has become a sizeable threat in his division. As time went on, Tai improved his resume with names like Andrei Arlovski and Augusto Sakai. Despite currently being #11 in his division, Tuivasa looks determined to keep growing and eventually claim his place at the top of the division.  

Known for his heavy hands and ‘shoey’ celebrations, Tai 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 Tai Tuivasa career earnings through salary, purse, payouts, bonuses, incentive pay, sponsorship & what his net worth is.

Tai Tuivasa (L) of Australia exchanges punches with Augusto Sakai of Brazil in their heavyweight fight during the UFC 269 event at T-Mobile Arena on December 11, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Credits: Getty Images)

Before we begin, here are some important things to keep in mind. Firstly, Texas 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, Tuivasa’s salary, incentive pay, and PPV revenue from his upcoming fight with Derrick Lewis are yet to be released. Hence, you can check back here for updates. With all that out of the way, let’s begin.

Tai Tuivasa Career Earnings

Tai Tuivasa of Australia (top) takes down Greg Hardy in the first round in their heavyweight bout during UFC 264: Poirier v McGregor 3 at T-Mobile Arena on July 10, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Credits: Getty Images)
Fighter  Result  Base Salary  Win Bonus  Performance Bonus Incentive Pay/ Sponsorships  Total
Augusto Sakai W $75,000 $75,000 $50,000 $6,000 $206,000
Greg Hardy W $70,000 $70,000 $75,000 $6,000 $211,000
Harry Hunsucker W $65,000 $65,000   $5,000 $135,000
Stefan Struve W $60,000 $60,000   $5,000 $125,000
Serghei Spivac L $30,000     $5,000 $35,000
Blagoy Ivanov L $30,000     $4,000 $34,000
Junior Dos Santos L $30,000     $4,000 $34,000
Andrei Arlovski W $20,000 $20,000   $3,500 $43,500
Cyril Asker W $12,000 $12,000   $3,500 $27,500
Rashad Coulter W $10,000 $10,000 $50,000 $2,500 $77,500

Total UFC Earnings: $963,500 (0.96 million)

A Glance at Tai Tuivasa Asset Accumulation

Name Tai Tuivasa 
Age 28 years old (born 1993)
Net Worth $1-1.5 million 
Status Active 
Salary $206,000 ( last fight vs Augusto Sakai)
Source of Wealth UFC Career, Endorsements 
Endorsements  Reebok, Venum, Drink West, MANSCAPED, Depop, FTAApparel, and more.
Endorsement Earnings $200,000 (approx.)
Marital Status  Married 
Residence St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia

What is Tai Tuivasa Net Worth in 2022?

According to the reports, Tai Tuivasa’s Net Worth sits at around $1.5 million in 2021. For the most part, Tuivasa makes most of his killing plying his trade inside the Octagon but also from his lucrative endorsement deals. Currently, the Australian fighter is sponsored by Venum, Drink West, MANSCAPED, Depop, FTAApparel, and more.

As mentioned above, Tai’s earnings from UFC ( includes pay, salaries, earnings, bonuses) amount to $963,500 However, Tai began his career in fighting in the AFC, UFN, and the GCF. Thus, if we take into account the prize money from these fights, Tai’s earnings from MMA amount to about $1 million. 

With his career still blooming, the 28-year-olds influence is expected to keep increasing,  making him a very marketable athlete. As such, you can expect a significant increase in Tai’s endorsement earnings in the coming years. Moreover, “Bam Bam” will look to increase his Net Worth, even more, when he takes on Derrick Lewis at UFC 271.

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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