Tyron Woodley’s Earnings From the UFC: How Much Money Did He Make?

Published 08/23/2021, 4:00 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 30: Tyron Woodley battles Gilbert Burns in a welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on May 30, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


Tyron Woodley was once ranked among the scariest fighters in the UFC. With his sublime knockout power and supreme wrestling abilities, Woodley established a place of his own. Moreover, with his classic prowess, the American fighter became one of the most dominant UFC welterweight champions. Although his concluding years in the UFC weren’t decorative, he still squeezed to make some extensive amounts for himself.

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As per MMA Salaries, Woodley, in his very first fight, made $13,000. His debut was back in 2009 against Salvador Woods, wherein he was a promising prodigy. He won this fight and went ahead to see a surge in his paychecks in subsequent bouts.

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Woodley found one of his biggest paychecks in the promotion when he faced Dong Hyun Kim. He attained a round 1 T/KO win in this fight and even bagged the Performance of the Night bonus, taking his total tally to $200,000.

Moving further, in his stringent test against Robbie Lawler, ‘The Chosen One’ claimed a gratifying win alongside a staggering amount of $420,000. Furthermore, his biggest paycheck in this promotion came in when he locked horns with the Brit Darren Till.

The American fighter completely outclassed Till in every department and he made  $590,000, including all the sponsorship and performance bonus. Post that fight, he capitulated to a string of losses, and his paychecks saw smaller figures consequently.

Despite that, Woodley still had a lot to cheer for, as he witnessed one of the best runs at the welterweight division. A few of his fights will forever be etched in fans’ memories and he’ll be counted as one of the best to grace the UFC octagon.

Is Tyron Woodley capable of resurrecting his MMA stint?

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Though ‘The Chosen One’ is cut from the UFC, he still has options in hand to resurrect his MMA career with any other MMA promotion.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 30: Tyron Woodley battles Gilbert Burns in a welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on May 30, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

He’s unquestionably capable of giving his best and once again reaching the peak with his prolific skills. However, there’s no news pertaining to him inking a deal with another MMA promotion.

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That said, it’ll be interesting to see what Woodley comes up with to allure his fans subsequently. Would you like to see Woodley back in the octagon again?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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