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Darren Till UFC Earnings: How Much Money Has the “Gorilla” Made in His UFC Career



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Darren Till is one of the most popular names in the world of mixed martial arts. The Liverpool native is a fan-favorite both inside and outside of the Octagon, and be it his entertaining fights or his incredible sense of humor on social media, Darren Till never fails to entertain fight fans around the world. Till currently competed in the UFC’s middleweight division, and made his UFC debut as a welterweight contender.

Darren Till has fought for the UFC championship belt once. He took on Tyron Woodley for the UFC welterweight championship in a losing effort. He lost the fight via submission in the second round, marking the first loss of his MMA career.

However, Darren Till headlined a UFC PPV in just his seventh appearance for the UFC. Needless to say, Till’s popularity in Europe and his incredible style of fighting have made him one of the most popular fighters in the world of mixed martial arts right now. Today, let’s take a look at his earning and learn how much he has earned from his UFC career as a professional mixed martial artist. 

Darren Till’s UFC salaries: How much has Darren Till made in his UFC career?

Darren Till made his UFC debut against Wendell de Oliveira back in May of 2015. He won the bout via KO in the second round, taking his MMA record to 13-0. Till pocketed $10,000 as show-money, and $10,000 as win-bonus for the fight.

Till then took on Nicolas Dalby in his second UFC fight. The fight ended on a majority decision draw, marking the first time that Darren Till failed to come out victorious in an MMA fight. He took home $12,000 as show money, failing to pick up the winning bonus. However, he did add $50,000 in his bag, winning the Fight of the Night performance bonus.

Darren Till took home another $12,000 + $12,000 as show money and a winning bonus for his next fight against Jessin Ayari. Till took one Bojan Veličković next, winning the fight via unanimous decision. He pocketed the highest pay-day of his life, taking home a whopping $25,000 as show money. He added another $25,000 as a winning bonus.

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Darren Till found more success going forward in his UFC career, taking on big names like Donald Cerrone. Till and Cerrone shared the UFC Octagon back in October of 2017, with Darren Till once again showing his string prowess by winning the fight in just the first round in a Performance of the Night by the English fighter. Till took home $27,000 + $27,000 as show money and a winning bonus. He also pocketed $50,000 as a performance bonus, taking his total earning from the Donald Cerrone fight to $104,000.

Darren Till was fined $17,500 for missing weight in his five-round main event against former title challenger Stephen Thompson. Till missed weight for the second time in his UFC career. Till took home an impressive $27,000 + $27,000 as show money and a winning bonus. He won the fight via unanimous decision. 

The win over former title challenger Stephen Thompson earned Darren Till a title shot in the UFC’s welterweight division. Till and Woodley shared the UFC Octagon back at UFC 228. Woodley submitted Darren Till in the second round to retain the championship belt. The fight also marked Darren Till’s first loss of his MMA career. Till took home $100,000 from his championship effort against Tyron Woodley.

Till then took on Jorge Masvidal in England in front of his home crowd. Till lost the bout via vicious KO, marking the first time that Darren Till suffered a stoppage loss in his MMA career. Till took home $31,000 as a fight purse and an additional $50,000 as a performance bonus for being the fight of the night. 

After suffering back-to-back losses, and increasing difficulty in making weight, Darren Till moved to the UFC’s middleweight division. Till took on former interim title challenger Kelvin Gastelum, winning the fight via split decision. He pocketed a whopping $120,000 as show money and another $120,000 as a winning bonus to take his total earning from the Kelvin Gastelum fight to $240,000. This does not include the sponsorship bonus. 


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Darren Till then took on the former middleweight champion Robert Whittaker. He failed to get the better of Whittaker, losing the bout via unanimous decision. Till took home a whopping $130,000 as show money.

Darren Till’s total UFC earnings come in the excess of $900,000. Darren Till is still young, and has a lot of years ahead of him in his mixed martial arts journey. 



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