There were some great wars in the Octagon over the last decade. Known as the "Shogun," Rua has earned $4.54 million as a UFC fighter.

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With $4.48 million in total UFC fight earnings, the Croatian-American UFC fighter is a two-time (and current) heavyweight champion and holds the record for most fight-night bonuses in the UFC heavyweight class, with nine awards. Action Alerts PLUS is a registered trademark of TheStreet, Inc. Ultimate Fighting Championship fighters make more than the average U.S. citizen, but outside of the top-tier fighters, the average UFC combatant has to scratch for a decent living. A relative unknown to the average sports fan, Bisping has made his money the hard way in the ring - by fighting often.

His rematch with Machida in 2010 is a fight UFC fans still talk about today. The Brazilian mixed martial artist is a former UFC light heavyweight champion and a contender in the UFC middleweight division. The Cowboy has earned $6.14 million in the UFC ring during his career. According to industry figures, the average UFC fighter earns about $138,000 on an annual basis, well ahead of the $45,000 yearly salary of the average U.S. full-time worker. © 2020 TheStreet, Inc. All rights reserved. EmailRobert.Powell@TheStreet.com.

He is among the most highly-decorated UFC champions and figures to be a first-ballot Hall-of-Famer.

While never a UFC champion, Overeem does hold titles as an MMA and K-1 kickboxing champion at the same time. The UFC is out of the B.J.

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About 187 UFC fighters earned more than $100,000 last year, while 37% of UFC fighters earned less than the average American's yearly salary. He's a two-time UFC champion and a former Olympic wrestler and the first-ever UFC fighter to defend two titles in two weight classes. Yes. He sports a 3-2 record in UFC title matches.

He combined a unique wrestling and sumo style to become one of the most popular - and longest-lasting - fighters in UFC history.