Yair Rodriguez Career Earnings (purse, payouts) + Net Worth

Yair Rodriguez is the #3 rank contender in the UFC’s Featherweight division. Also known as, “El Pantera”, he is slowly and steadily becoming one of the most spoken about fighters in the UFC. 

After making a very solid start, Yair (14-2-0) slowly began grabbing people’s attention. However, Rodriguez was faced with numerous issues like family and friends passing, injuries, and even a USADA suspension. Finally, he has put all his troubles behind him and is once again ready to deliver inside the Octagon. 

Known for his ferocious leg kicks and striking, Rodriguez 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 Yair Rodriguez career earnings through salary, purse, payouts, bonuses, incentive pay, sponsorship & what his net worth is.

Yair Rodriguez punches Jeremy Stephens in their featherweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at TD Garden on October 18, 2019, in Boston, Massachusetts. (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, Yair’s salary, incentive pay, and PPV revenue from his upcoming fight with Max Holloway are yet to be released. Hence, you can check back here for updates. With all that out of the way, let’s begin.

Yair Rodriguez Career Earnings

Fighter Result Base Salary Win Bonus Performance Bonus/ PPV Revenue Incentive Pay/ Sponsorships Total
Jeremy Stephens W $70,000 $70,000 $50,000 $5,000 $195,000
Jeremy Stephens NC $70,000 $70,000 $0 $5,000 $145,000
Chan Sung Jung W $60,000 $60,000 $100,000 $5,000 $225,000
Frankie Edgar L $52,000 $0 $0 $4,000 $56,000
BJ Penn W $50,000 $50k $50,000 $4,000 $154,000
Alex Caceres W $50,000 $50k $50,000 $3,500 $153,500
Andre Fili W $21,000 $21,000 $50,000 $3,500 $95,500
Charles Rosa W $21,000 $21,000 $50,000 $3,500 $95,500

Total UFC Earnings: $1,119,00 ($1.1 million) 

A Glance at Yair Rodriguez Asset Accumulation

Yair Rodriguez of Mexico kicks Chan Sung Jung of South Korea in their featherweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event inside Pepsi Center on November 10, 2018, in Denver, Colorado. (Credits: Getty Images)
Name Yair Rodriguez
Age 29 years old ( Born 1992)
Net Worth $1.5-2 million (approx.)
Status Active
Salary $195,000 ( last fight vs Jeremy Stephens)
Source of Wealth UFC Career, Endorsements
Endorsements  Reebok, Venum, Toyo Tires, Crypto.com, Monster Energy, and more.
Endorsement Earnings $500,000
Marital Status  Unmarried
Residence Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico
Charities N/A

What is Yair Rodriguez Net Worth in 2021?

According to reports, Yair Rodriguez’s Net Worth sits at around $1.5-2 million in 2021. For the most part, Yair makes most of his killing plying his trade inside the Octagon but also from his lucrative endorsement deals. Currently, the Mexican fighter is sponsored by Venum, Toyo Tires, Crypto.com, Monster Energy, and more.

As mentioned above, Rodriguez’s earnings from UFC ( includes pay, salaries, earnings, bonuses) amount to $1,119,000. However, Yair began his career fighting in FMP, TSC, and NP. Thus, if we take into account the prize money from these fights, Yair’s total earnings from MMA amount to $1.5million. 

With his career still blooming, the 29-year-olds influence is expected to keep increasing,  making him a very marketable athlete. As such, you can expect a significant increase in Rodriguez’s endorsement earnings in the coming years. Moreover, “El Pantera” will look to increase his Net Worth, even more, when he takes on Max Holloway at UFC Vegas 42. 

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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