How Much Money Has UFC Bantamweight Cory Sandhagen Earned in His Career?

Published 07/20/2021, 4:40 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 06: Cory Sandhagen reacts after his knockout victory over Frankie Edgar in their bantamweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on February 06, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Cory Sandhagen is all set to face the 2-time former bantamweight champion T.J Dillashaw inside the octagon. The main event will take place at UFC Vegas 32 on Sunday 25th July 2021.


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Sandhagen is currently #2 in the bantamweight division. Hence, it is an important fight of his career, as a win over Dillashaw will take him a step closer to the bantamweight gold.

However, Petr Yan will probably face the bantamweight champion, Aljamain Sterling, next before the end of 2021. Hence, the winner of the Dillashaw vs Sandhagen fight will face the winner of Yan vs Sterling for the gold next.


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Sandhagen has an impressive professional MMA career. He has fought many excellent fighters from the bantamweight division. However, he is yet to lay his hands on the bantamweight gold belt.

The latter is on a two-fight win streak as he prepares for one of the important matches of his UFC career. Ahead of his intriguing bout, this Sunday let’s look at Sandhagen’s career earnings.

The American fighter made his first earning from his first against Luiz Gavinho, which he won via knockout in the first round of the bout. Sandhagen made $2,800 from that fight $1,400 to show and a bonus of $1,400.


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Cory Sandhagen: Earnings From His UFC Career

Cory Sandhagen made his UFC debut with a victory against Austin Arnett in the second round of the bout via knockout on 27 January 2018.

He earned himself a $10,000 win bonus and show money of $10,000. He also got a $3,500 Reebok sponsorship. Sandhagen took home a total of $23,500 from his debut fight.

The American fighter earned $77,500 from his second win against Iuri Alcantara. He got a Fight of the Night bonus of $50,000 another $20,000 win bonus. And also $10,000 to show, plus a Reebok sponsorship of $3,500.

In his next win against Mario Bautista, Sandhagen made $31,500. Win bonus and show money made him a total of  $24,000. He also got a $3,500 fight week incentive. Sandhagen took home a whopping $70,000 sum after his fourth win in UFC over John Lineker.

At UFC 241 Sandhagen defeated Raphael Assuncao, taking home a total of $1,58,000 with $77,000 each for show money and win bonus. He also got a fight incentive of $4000.

At UFC 250, Sandhagen suffered a loss against Aljamain Sterling. He earned a fight week incentive of $5000 and show money of $80,000, making a total of $85,000.

Highest paying matches of his career

Sandhagen earned a huge amount of money in his victory over Marlon Moraes. He made $2,15,000 from that fight. $80,000 to show and an $80,000 bonus for the win. The latter also got $50,000 as a Performance of the Night bonus and a $5,000 fight week incentive.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – OCTOBER 11: (R-L) Cory Sandhagen punches Marlon Moraes of Brazil in their bantamweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on October 11, 2020 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

In his most recent victory against Frankie Edgar, Sandhagen earned $2,21,000 getting $83,000 of show money and an $80,000 win bonus.

He also got the Performance of the Night bonus of $50,000 and a $5,000 fight week incentive. This match made him the most money in his career.

It will interest to see Cory Sandhagen clash against the former champion this Sunday. Who is your pick for this fight let us know in the comments below?


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Afnan Chougle is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Besides writing, this Media graduate is an integral part of the digital web stories team for combat sports. Before joining EssentiallySports, Afnan gained valuable experience as an intern at Jiostudios Production House.



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