UFC Stockholm Fighter Salaries: Jimi Manuwa projected to be top earner

Alexander Gustafsson
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The octagon returned to Sweden this past weekend for UFC Stockholm, a twelve-bout fight card headlined by Anthony Smith vs. Alexander Gustafsson.

The event produced some incredible fights and jaw dropping finishes.

In the main event, Anthony Smith was able to defeat hometown favorite Alexander Gustafsson via fourth round submission.

The loss prompted the former multiple time title challenger, Gustafsson, to announce his retirement from MMA.

In the co-main event of UFC Stockholm, Aleksandar Rakic flattened Jimi Manuwa with a sensational first round head kick knockout.

Now before we get into the fighter payouts, it is important to note that international athletic commissions do not release fighter salaries. So the numbers listed below are based on official fighter purses from their most recent competition.

The projected UFC Stockholm fighter salaries are listed below as provided by MMA Manifest.

Jimi Manuwa:   $130,000 ($120,000 to show, $10,000 fight week incentive pay)

Anthony Smith:   $119,000 ($27,000 to show, $27,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, $15,000 fight week incentive pay)

Leonardo Santos:   $103,000 ($24,000 to show, $24,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night, $5,000 fight week incentive pay)

Makwan Amirkhani:   $91,000 ($18,000 to show, $18,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, $5,000 fight week incentive pay)

Aleksandar Rakic:   $86,000 ($16,000 to show, $16,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night, $4,000 fight week incentive pay)

Alexander Gustafsson:   $73,000 ($58,000 to show, $15,000 fight week incentive pay)

Lina Lansberg:   $45,000 ($20,000 to show, $20,000 win bonus, $5,000 fight week incentive pay)

Devin Clark:   $37,000 ($16,000 to show, $16,000 win bonus, $5,000 fight week incentive pay)

Tonya Evinger:   $33,500 ($30,000 to show, $3,500 fight week incentive pay)

Christos Giagos:   $33,000 ($14,000 to show, $14,000 win bonus, $5,000 fight week incentive pay)

Frank Camacho:   $28,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus, $4,000 fight week incentive pay)

Joel Alvarez:   $27,500 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus, $3,500 fight week incentive pay)

Stevie Ray:   $27,000 ($22,000 to show, $5,000 fight week incentive pay)

Daniel Teymur:   $24,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus, $4,000 fight week incentive pay)

UFC Stockholm projected fighter salaries continued

Sergey Khandozhko:  $23,500 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus, $3,500 fight week incentive pay)

Bea Malecki:   $23,500 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus, $3,500 fight week incentive pay)

Nick Hein:   $23,000 ($18,000 to show, $5,000 fight week incentive pay)

Damir Hadzovic:   $21,000 ($16,000 to show, $5,000 fight week incentive pay)

Chris Fishgold:   $15,500 ($12,000 to show, $3,500 fight week incentive pay)

Darko Stosic:   $15,500 ($12,000 to show, $3,500 fight week incentive pay)

Sung Bin Jo:   $13,500 ($10,000 to show, $3,500 fight week incentive pay)

Rostem Akman:   $13,500 ($10,000 to show, $3,500 fight week incentive pay)

Duda Santana:  $13,500 ($10,000 to show, $3,500 fight week incentive pay)

Danilo Belluardo:   $13,500 ($10,000 to show, $3,500 fight week incentive pay)

The most previous UFC Stockholm event saw Alexander Gustafsson defeat Glover Teixeira.

Alexander Gustafsson KOs Glover Teixeira

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