Jeremy Stephens UFC Earnings: How Much Did ‘Lil Heathen’ Earn in His UFC Career?

Published 07/17/2021, 5:51 AM EDT


Jeremy Stephens is another prominent fighter that will feature on the main card at the UFC Fight Night on July 17. He will take on the former KSW champion, Mateusz Gamrot, in a lightweight showdown. Gamrot is a serious lightweight with eighteen wins and only a single loss on his resume.

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Jeremy Stephens is an MMA veteran with twenty-eight victories and eighteen defeats. Many fans believe this fight with Gamrot is a do-or-die situation for ‘Lil Heathen’ as he has yet to win a fight since February 2018.

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As the UFC is the highest-paying promotion in the world, fighters avoid leaving the company. While some fighters like Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov have earned in millions, some hardly touch a six-figure paycheck. Nevertheless, they still take home a substantial amount. So how much money has Jeremy Stephens made in his UFC career?

‘Lil Heathen’ has bagged a total of $2,303,600 from his UFC career earnings (as per TheSportsDaily).

The biggest cash grabs by Jeremy Stephens

Jeremy Stephens earned his biggest paycheck against the Korean fighter Dooho Choi. He grabbed a total amount of $196,000. $63,000 to show up, $63,000 win bonus, $50,00 performance of the fight, and an extra $20,000 from the sponsorship.

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A month later, he earned the same figures against Josh Emmett. ‘Lil Heathen’ produced a similar masterclass to his previous performance against Dooho Choi and knocked out Emmett in the second round. Stephens bagged $63,000 to show up, $63,000 win bonus, $50,000 fight the night and $20,000 from the sponsorship.

Another six-figure paycheck came at UFC 215, where he defeated UFC veteran, Gilbert Melendez. Stephens got $184,000. $57,000 to show up, $57,000 win bonus, $50,000 performance of the fight, and an extra $20,000 from the sponsorship.

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These are the only times Jeremy Stephens earned six figures. Now, the veteran will try to grab the extra fight bonuses by defeating Mateusz Gamrot on July 17.

Main Card for UFC Fight Night on July 17

Islam Makhachev Thiago Moises Lightweight (main event)
Miesha Tate Marion Reneau Women’s bantamweight (co-main event)
Mateusz Gamrot Jeremy Stephens Lightweight
Rodolfo Vieira Dustin Stoltzfus Middleweight
Gabriel Benítez Billy Quarantillo Featherweight

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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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