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Max Holloway’s Fight Purse: How Much Money Has Max Holloway Earned in His UFC Career?



Max Holloway

Max Holloway is one of the most decorated fighters in UFC history. The Hawaiian is considered one of the best boxers in the UFC. He certainly lives up to the expectations every time he sets foot inside the octagon. The 29-year-old is still relatively young in comparison to his fellow competitors. But, has already built a huge legacy in the promotion. Holloway’s do-or-die attitude and going all out in the fights without caring about the consequences make him different from others. The former UFC featherweight Champion has successfully defended his title three times before losing it to Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 245. 

Currently, Holloway is the top contender for the title shot against Champion Volkanovski, both the fighters were expected to have their trilogy fight next year. But before that Holloway has to take down Yair Rodriguez at UFC Vegas 42. The highly anticipated fight goes down on November 14 inside the UFC APEX in Las Vegas. 

Throughout the years, Holloway has become one of the top fighters in the UFC. This attracts a lot of audiences during his fight and provides him with great revenues. Here’s a detailed report about Max Holloway’s fight purse during his career in the UFC. 


Max Holloway’s UFC career earnings:

Holloway made his UFC debut at the age of 20 at UFC 143. The fighter went against Dustin Poirer but failed to register a win in his first-ever UFC bout. Holloway made a total of $6,000 in that fight. After that first loss, Holloway went on a two-fight win streak against Justin Lawrence and Leonardo Garcia in the year 2012.  From both the fights, Holloway made $20,000 and $24,000. 

2013 wasn’t a great year for the fighter as he lost two fights consecutively. The first one was at UFC 160 against Dennis Bermudez and the second one was against Conor McGregor at UFC Fight Night 26. Holloway earned $14,000 and $14,000 for the Bermudez and McGregor fight respectively. 

After a bad year, Holloway decided to bounce back with four consecutive victories in the year 2014. Holloway beat down newcomer Will Chope at UFC Fight Night 34 via KO which earned him a total of $78,000 which included a $50,000 bonus for Knockout of the night. In April of 2014, Holloway submitted Andre Hill at UFC 172 and earned a total of $34,000. 

Holloway ended the year with two more victories over newcomer Clay Collard and Akira Corrassani at UFC Fight Night 49 and 53 respectively. Holloway knocked out both the fighters and earned $40,000 and $100,000 from both fights. He also got his first-ever Performance of Night bonus of $50,000 for his win against Corassani.

Holloway started his 2015 campaign via a submission win over Cole Miller at UFC Fight Night 60 which earned him $60,000. After that, Holloway got his second Performance of the Night bonus award for his submission victory over Cub Swanson at UFC on Fox 15. The fighter made a total of $120,000 from the fight.


Max Holloway v Oliveira

Max became the youngest fighter in UFC history to have 10 victories after he TKOed Charles Oliveira at UFC Fight Night 74. The fight earned him a sum of $90,000 which included $10,000 for Reebok sponsorship. Holloway ended the year by a unanimous decision victory over Jeremy Stephens at UFC 194 from which he earned a total of $100,000.

Holloway started the year 2016 with another decision victory over Ricardo Lamas at UFC 199 for which he earned a total of $160,000. This win also gave Holloway his first-ever opportunity for the Interim featherweight title. Holloway faced Anthony Pettis at UFC 206 and defeated him TKO to win his first-ever title. The fighter took home a total of $260,000 which included $50,000 as the Performance of the Night bonus and $30,000 from Pettis for missing weight.

2017 was a big year for Holloway, the fighter got his opportunity to fight with the featherweight champion Jose Aldo at UFC 212. In the third round, ” Blessed” won the fight via TKO and was successful to unify the UFC Featherweight Championship. He also got a $50,000 bonus for the Fight of the Night award. Overall the fighter earned $410,000.

After that, it was time for Holloway to defend his title for the first time. The challenger was Jose Aldo at UFC 218. Holloway retained his title by defeating Aldo via TKO in the third round. Holloway took home a sum of $340,000 after the fight.

Max Holloway Biggest Paydays:

Holloway defended his title against Brian Ortega at UFC 231. Which he won via TKO at the end of the fourth round. He earned both the Performance of the Night and Fight of the Night award bonuses for the fight. Overall the fighter earned $490,000 from his fight with Ortega. This fight was Holloways biggest payday in the promotion. 


Dustin Vs Max Holloway

Max Holloway then decided to move up a division and take his shot at the lightweight title. He faced Dustin Poirer at UFC 236 for the second time in his career for the interim UFC lightweight championship. Unfortunately, Holloway lost the fight via unanimous decision. The fighter earned a total of $440,000 which included $50,000 as the Fight of the Night bonus. After that Holloway came back to the Featherweight division to defend his title for the third time. Blessed faced Frankie Edgar at UFC 240 and defeated him via unanimous decision and earned a total of $390,000.

After remaining the Featherweight Champion for nearly three years Holloway lost it to Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 245 via unanimous decision. Holloway made a total of $390,000 from the fight. 

In the year 2020, Max Holloway got his chance to take revenge against Volkanovski at UFC 251. But the challenger failed to defeat Volkanovski and lost the fight via split decision. The fight earned him a total of $280,000. 

After losing two consecutive title fights, Holloway was scheduled to fight Calvin Kattar at UFC on ABC 1. Holloway gave one of his Career-best performances and annihilated Kattar throughout the fight landing record-breaking 774 significant strikes. Holloway won the fight Unanimous decision and took home a total of $470,000 which included $50,000 as the  Fight of the Night bonus.