Derrick Lewis’ Net Worth- How Much Money ‘The Black Beast’ Has Earned in the UFC?

Published 07/22/2021, 6:41 AM EDT


‘The Black Beast’ Derrick Lewis will enter the octagon against Ciryl Gane to headline the upcoming UFC 265 event. Lewis has become a popular figure after his dominating rise in the heavyweight division. Now, as he is all set to fight for the UFC gold, fans are eager to know more and more about ‘The Black Beast’.

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Just like other famous athletes and celebrities, usually, the most common question asked is about the net worth of the individual. So what’s the net worth of Derrick Lewis in 2021?

‘The Black Beast’ has a net worth of $4 million (according to wealthypersons.com). He has earned most of it through his time as a mixed martial artist. Additional income has come through his sponsorship deals.

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Derrick Lewis, who entered the UFC in 2014 after capturing the heavyweight gold at LFC, has been a part of twenty-one fights in his UFC career. So how much has he earned in the UFC? ‘The Black Beast’ has earned a total of $3,931,000 from his UFC fights.

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Top 3 biggest UFC paychecks for Derrick Lewis

His biggest paycheck came in his first-ever UFC heavyweight title fight against Daniel Cormier at UFC 230. Although Lewis lost the fight, he still got a handsome payment of $530,000 – $500,000 to show up for the fight and 30,000 from the fight week incentive pay (according to sportsdaily.com).

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 19: (L-R) Opponents Curtis Blaydes and Derrick Lewis face off during the UFC weigh-in at UFC APEX on February 19, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

His second-biggest cash grab came in his last fight against Curtis Blaydes in February 2021. ‘The Black Beast’ prevailed courtesy of a devastating knockout that got him his interim heavyweight title shot against Ciryl Gane. He got a sum of $380,000 -155,000 to show up for the fight, 155,000 win bonus, 50,000 performance of the night bonus, and 20,000 fight week incentive pay.

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Derrick Lewis knocked out the Russian fighter, Alexander Volkov, at UFC 229. This got him $330,000 – $130,000 was to show up for the fight, $135,000 win bonus, $50,000 performance of the night, plus $10,000 fight week incentive pay.

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He is all set to eclipse his earnings at UFC 265. If he does so, he will have punched his ticket into another big-money title fight.

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Saurabh Singh

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Saurabh Singh Laledia is an MMA enthusiast who works as a UFC writer for EssentiallySports. His passion for the UFC infused with his knowledge of various fight styles such as Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu motivated him to pursue a career in combat sports journalism, as it would be where he could exhibit his expert views and unbiased opinions whilst keeping the fan’s perspective alive. He started watching the sport at UFC 53 in 2005 when ‘The Ace’ Rich Franklin beat Evan Turner to claim the belt and has traced the journey of the middleweight title right from 'The Spider' to 'The Last Stylebender'.

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