CagePotato Stats: The UFC Performance Bonus Leaderboard

Chris Lytle’s $50,000 Submission of the Night bonus at UFC 110 represented his seventh UFC performance bonus in his last eight fights, which made us wonder: Does that make him the #1 bonus-collector on the UFC’s roster? And who else is in the running? So, with the help of the UG and Wikipedia, we compiled a ranking of the UFC’s top performance bonus leaders, based on available information. When possible, we added up the grand totals of the fighters’ pay-bumps, though the amounts of these bonuses weren’t consistently reported before UFC 70.

Fighters With Seven Bonuses:
Chris Lytle: 4 Fight of the Night bonuses, 2 Submission of the Night bonuses, 1 Knockout of the Night bonus; $310,000 total

Fighters With Five Bonuses:
Anderson Silva: 2 KOTN, 2 FOTN, 1 SOTN; $280,000 total
Nate Diaz: 3 FOTN, 2 SOTN; $170,000 total
Tyson Griffin: 5 FOTN
Joe Lauzon: 2 FOTN, 2 SOTN, 1 KOTN

Fighters With Four Bonuses:
Quinton Jackson: 2 FOTN, 2 KOTN; $220,000 total
Forrest Griffin: 3 FOTN, 1 SOTN; $220,000 total
Demian Maia: 4 SOTN; $215,000 total
Wilson Gouveia: 2 FOTN, 1 KOTN, 1 SOTN; $205,000 total
Marcus Davis: 2 FOTN, 1 KOTN, 1 SOTN; $160,000 total
Sam Stout: 4 FOTN
Jason MacDonald: 3 SOTN, 1 KOTN

Active UFC fighters who have scored three bonuses during their time in the Octagon include Wanderlei Silva, Josh Koscheck, Clay Guida, Joe Stevenson, Frankie Edgar, Alan Belcher, Dustin Hazelett, Paul Taylor, Terry Etim, Thiago Tavares, and Matt Wiman. If we’ve missed any other fighters with four or more bonuses, please enlighten us in the comments section. We’ll update this list any time the leaderboard changes.