Anderson Silva is the highest-paid Brazilian in UFC history
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Even though the prime of legendary Brazilian middleweight Anderson Silva (34-10, 1 NC) is long gone by and he’s less and less active with more and more losses, it doesn’t stop him from being the highest-paid Brazilian fighter in the history of the UFC. “The Spider” has been performing in the promotion since 2006 and for almost 14 years of his career he earned more than eight million dollars.
The second spot of the list goes to former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos (21-6). Like his predecessor, Dos Santos hasn’t been too much active and successful as of late. He’s been performing in the promotion since 2008 and his bank account added more than 5 million dollars since then.
The last in the top 3 in this list is a legend and pioneer of Brazilian MMA – Vitor Belfort (26-14, 1 NC). “The Phenom” had performed at the first events of the promotion, then travelled all over the world, and then came back to the UFC. The Brazilian was performing there since 2002 to 2005 and since 2009 to 2018 ad managed to earn just $95,000 or so less than his predecessor.
Below you can see top ten highest-paid Brazilian UFC fighters (with official purses only, no PPVs).