Thiago Santos Career Earnings: Purse, payouts, Bonuses, Incentive Pay

Thiago Santos is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who fights in the Light Heavyweight Division in the UFC. Also known as ‘Marreta’, Santos is one of the most dangerous and experienced fighters in his division. Today, we will take a look at Thiago Santos Career Earnings in the UFC. 

Thiago did not have the brightest of starts in the UFC. In fact, the Brazilian lost two of his opening three fights, running the risk of getting cut from the UFC. However, Santos gradually collected wins and climbed the rankings of the LHW division, making a name for himself in the process. 

Thus, the only question in people’s minds will be: How much did he earn? Well, let’s take a look at all of Thiago Santos’ career earnings, salaries, and incentive payouts from the UFC. Before we begin, here are some important things to keep in mind. 

Thiago Santos of Brazil kicks Jon Jones in their UFC light heavyweight championship fight during the UFC 239 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 6, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Credits: Getty Images)

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, Santos’ salary, incentive pay, and PPV revenue from his upcoming fight with Johnny Walker are yet to be released. Hence, you can check back here for updates. With all that out of the way, let’s begin.  

Thiago Santos Career Earnings

Thiago Santos of Brazil lands a kick to the head of Steve Bosse of Canada in their middleweight during the UFC Fight Night event at the Hard Rock Live on June 27, 2015, in Hollywood, Florida. (Credits: Getty Images)
Fighter Result   Base Salary Win Bonus     Performance Bonus Incentive Pay Total
Aleksandar Rakic L   $80,000     $20,000 $100,000  
Glover Teixeira L   $80,000     $15,000 $95,000  
Jon Jones   $350,000     $30,000 $380,000  
Jan Blachowicz W   $60,000 $60,000     $50,000 $10,000 $180,000  
Jimi Manuwa W   $56,000 $56,000     $50,000 $10,000 $172,000  
Eryk Anders W   $52,000 $52,000     $50,000 $10,000 $164,000  
Kevin Holland W   $48,000 $48,000     $10,000 $106,000  
David Branch L   $48,000     $10,000 $58,000  
Anthony Smith W   $44,000 $44,000     $50,000 $10,000 $148,000  
Jack Hermansson W   $40,000 $40,000     $10,000 $90,000  
Gerald Meerschaert W   $34,000 $34,000     $10,000 $78,000  
Jack Marshman W   $31,000 $31,000     $50,000 $5,000 $117,000  
Eric Spicely L   $28,000     $5,000 $33,000  
Gegard Mousasi L   $28,000     $5,000 $33,000  
Nate Marquardt W   $22,000 $22,000     $5,000 $49,000  
Elias Theodorou W   $19,000 $19,000     $5,000 $43,000  
Steve Bosse W   $16,000 $16,000     $50,000 $15,000 $97,000  
Andy Enz W   $13,000 $13,000     $15,000 $41,000  
Uriah Hall L   $10,000     $15,000 $25,000  
Ronny Markes W   $9,600 $8,000     $10,000 $27,600  
Cezar Ferreira  L   $8,000     $10,000 $18,000  

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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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