One of the greatest fighters, a loving father and husband, and a true gentleman, Robert Whittaker is one of the best representatives of the sport that we call MMA. The former UFC middleweight champion is one of the biggest stars in MMA and certainly the biggest MMA fighter from Australia.
Robert Whittaker put the world on notice when he won The Ultimate Fighter season and earn a ticket to the UFC roster. Robert Whittaker would then go on to win the UFC middleweight champion by beating Yoel Romero. Since then, Whittaker has been part of many high-profile fights in his UFC career. He was the main event of one of the biggest PPV cards in UFC history, UFC 243.
And with that prestigious UFC title and big PPVs come a financial reward. And Whittaker belongs to the top-paid UFC fighters at the moment. So let’s find out how much the Australian mixed martial artist earns through his UFC fights.
Robert Whittaker made his UFC debut against Bradley Scott in UFC on Fox 6 card. He would then go on to fight some of the best middleweights in UFC at the time such as Uriah Hall, Derek Brunson, Jacare Souza, Yoel Romero, and the list goes on.
Robert Whittaker’s Career Earnings
For his fight against Colton Smith on UFC 160, which was Whittaker’s PPV debut, the Aussie fighter made $30,000 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 win bonus).
On his second PPV appearance at UFC 170, Robert Whittaker only earned $15,000 after his loss to Stephen Thompson.
Following the loss to Thompson, Whittaker moved up to the middleweight division where he will become a force to be reckoned with.
UFC 193: Robert Whittaker took on Uriah Hall in the main card of UFC 193 at Marvel Stadium in front of thousands of Aussie fans. Whittaker did not disappoint the fans as he knocked out Hall in round 3.
For UFC 193, Whittaker earned $53,000( $24,000 to show, $24,000 win bonus, $5,000 Rebook sponsorships)
UFC Fight Night 101: After a TKO win over Derek Brunson, Robert Whittaker earned $169,000 ($32,000 to show, $32,000 win bonus, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, $5,000 Reebok sponsorship)
UFC 213: Robert Whittaker beat Yoel Romero in the main event and became the interim middleweight champion. For this exciting fight, Whittaker earned $430,000 ($350,000 to show, no win bonus, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $30,000 Reebok sponsorship)
Biggest Payday of Robert Whittaker
UFC 225: For the rematch against Yoel Romero, Robert Whittaker earned $610,000. His fight purse also included a fine of $70,000 from Romero who missed the championship weight. It also included a $100,000 fight of the night bonus and $40,000 for Reebok sponsorship. This fight also marks the biggest payday of Whittaker’s career with $610,000.
UFC 243: For the biggest fight in his UFC career so far, Robert Whittaker earned $440,000 ($400,000 to show, $40,000 fight week incentive). Robert Whittaker lost his UFC middleweight title to Israel Adesanya in this fight.
UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs Till- Whittaker beat Darren Till in the main event of a fight island card. And for this win he earned $360,000 ($200,000 to show, $150,000 win bonus, $10,000 fight week incentive pay).
UFC 254: Whittaker took on Jared Cannonier in the co-main event of UFC 254. The main event featured a lightweight title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier.
For this mega fight, Whittaker earned $385,000 ($210,000 to show, $160,000 win bonus, $15,000 fight week incentive pay)
Robert Whittaker has earned a sum of over $2,936,000 so far from his UFC fights. Besides that, Whittaker also makes handsome amounts through sponsorships from brands such as Musashi, Samsung, etc. He also owns a mixed martial arts gym in his hometown. Besides, MMA Whittaker is very passionate about video games and he has also sponsored games such as Doom.
Rober Whittaker has one of the most impressive resumes in the UFC middleweight division. Despite the legendary run of former UFC champion, Anderson Silva, Whittaker can solidify his place as the middleweight GOAT. However, he will need to avenge his loss to Israel Adesanya.