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How Much Fighters Earn in Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship | What percentage of win bonus awarded to the fighters?

Fighters Earn in BKFC

In 2018, a new fight competition announced BKFC. It is well known as Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship. In short time period the event gain huge popularity and become one of the biggest competitor to UFC and Bellator. The success of the first edition of pay-per-view card “BKFC The Beginning” attract big name fighters from combat sports to BKFC. But how much fighters earn in BKFC?

How Much A fighter Earn in Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship?

The lowest earning reported in BKFC pay-per-view so far is $2.5k, however if the fighter win his pay-per-view bout he will awarded with win bonus which will increase his purse to $5k. Paige VanZant is one of the most popular name from combat sports she performed at Ultimate Fighting Championship. A source claimed that Paige VanZant earn $200k guaranteed per fight purse which made her top paid female athlete in Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship.

Paige VanZant

Per Fight Purse : $200k (reported) at BKFC
Fight Division : Strawweight
Contract with BKFC : Since 2021

Chad Mendes

Per Fight Purse : $500k (BKFC) contract (reported)
Fight Division : Featherweight
Contract with BKFC : Since 2022

Some more claims about the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship fighters salaries made, Chad Mendes who had great time in UFC and worked with promotion for long period of time earn more at BKFC. The report revealed that he earned upto $700k which include straight payout ($500k) and win bonus ($200k). But so far these were just claims there are no official payout reports about BKFC fighters.

Released Salary data of BKFC 28 PPV :

BKFC 36 Salaries
BKFC 36 ppv fight estimated salaries were reported

BKFC 28 fighters purses revealed and as per reported data, John Dodson earned highest purse at the event worth of $75k no details reported about win bonuses. Christine Ferea, Taylor Starling, Ryan Benoit the only three fighters who crossed the $20k+ limit at BKFC 28 pay-per-view card.

How Much A Debut Fighter Earn at BKFC?

It depends what kind of the fighter is making debut at BKFC, if he is already a top fighter at other promotion, he will earn $75k minimum wage in the starting fight with next few fights his earnings maximum increased $300k which include bonuses. Based on claimed numbers by the BKFC fighters some fighters earn more than $500k+ at ppv events.

BKFC FightersPurse Per Fight
Start Fighter Debut$75k show, $75k win bonus
Fresh Talent Debut$2k show, $2k win bonus

The fresh and newly entered fighter in BKFC earn maximum purse $2k. The figures of the fighters increased based on win bonus which is equal to their guaranteed purse. Further details regarding BKFC fighters earnings will be updated if there any claimed numbers by fighters, promoter or any fight pay-per-view data revealed.

What Kind of fighters Showing interest in the BKFC?

Best fighters from top promotion worldwide like Bellator, UFC, WWE, AEW, Boxing, and One Championship are looking to be part of Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship, since the figures claimed in UK and US media outlet about the top UFC fighters who signed-up with BKFC and claimed they earn four times more than that they earn in UFC.