Derek Brunson Net Worth, Salary and PPV Income from MMA Career

Published Date   06th Mar. 2018, 16:32 pm Binesh Shrestha
Derek Brunson Net Worth, Salary and PPV Income from MMA Career

Derek Brunson was born on 4th January 1984. He has handsome Net Worth of $1.7 million and has an annual salary of $866,000 in 2018 according to Sports Daily.

Brunson’s Net Worth: Recent pays from UFC

UFC is an acronym of Ultimate Fight Championship which is a mixed American martial arts organization based in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was founded by five people in November 1993. The first founders were Rorion Gracie, John Milius, Art Davie, Campbell McLaren and Bob Meyrowitz.

Recently, there was a game between fighter Ed Herman and Derek Brunson in UFC 183. Bruston was paid $50,000 for his win over his opponent. A UFC fighter will get $4-$5 million per fight. And even an amateur fighter will at least get $6,000.

Brunson has declared a “Performance of the Night” bonus of $150,000 for his recent fight. He defeated ex UFC middleweight champion Lyoto Machida in the first-round Knockout according to Forbes.

Brunson’s average bouts is just 6:12 by which he comes under 4th position among active UFC middleweights for the average fight time. He is a difficult fighter, hard worker and he loves challenges. On 22nd September, he posted a videoon his Instagram, where he was teaching his daughter some Martial Arts at his house.

Teaching my mini some Martial Arts Day 2. Not bad at all! #GirlPower

A post shared by Derek Brunson (@derekbrunson) on

In an interview Derek told, I love to compete and losing isn’t my thing. He only had a goal of fighting and winning in UFC since the beginning.

Money shot! ?? #UFCsaoPaulo

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Brunson earnings in recent years

Brunson was opposed to Daniel Kelly on 10th July 2017 and Lyoto Machida on 28th October 2017, both of the game was won by Brunson.

The table given below is not the official info but only an estimate.

YearShowWin BonusNight BonusReebok SponsorshipTotal
2017$37,000$37,000$50,000 $10,000$134,000
2018$39,000N/AN/A$15,000 $54,000

Derek Brunson career in MMA

MMA stands for Mixed Martial Arts. It is contact sports which are played using both techniques striking and grappling. Derek began his training for his fighting career in 2009 and made a debut in his professional MMA in May 2010 against John Bryant where he won.

Check out Derek’s winning history so far.

Oct 28, 2017UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. MachidaLyoto MachidaWin
Jun 10, 2017 UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. HuntDaniel KellyWin
Sep 17, 2016UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. JohnsonUriah HallWin
Feb 21, 2016UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. OliveiraRoan CarneiroWin
Aug 8, 2015UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Saint PreuxSam AlveyWin
Jan 31, 2015UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz Ed HermanWin
Aug 30, 2014UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. SotoLorenz LarkinWin
Nov 6, 2013UFC Fight Night 31: Fight for the Troops 3Brian HoustonWin
Dec 29, 2012UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez 2Chris LebenWin
Nov 18, 2011Strikeforce: Challengers 20Nate JamesWin
Jul 30, 2011Strikeforce/M-1 Global: Fedor vs. HendersonLumumba SayersWin
Jun 24, 2011Strikeforce: Challengers 16Jeremy HamiltonWin
Jan 22, 2011 WEF: World Extreme Fighting 45Danny BabcockWin
Dec 4, 2010Xtreme Fight Promotions: The Holiday Fight FestRhomez BrowerWin
Oct 29, 2010ICE: Fright Night 2010 Todd Chattelle Win
Jul 31, 2010CFP: Carolina's Summer Fight Series 3Edward Jackson Win
June 26, 2010CFP: Carolina's Summer Fight Series 2Chris McNallyWin
May 22, 2010CFP: Carolina's Summer Fight Series 1John Bryant Win


What is PPV?

Pay Per View fight card has been added to Anderson Silva and Derek Brunson. Pay Per View is a type of pay television service by which a subscriber has to pay a certain amount to see live telecast. Though the amount earned by Derek is not disclosed yet MMA pay per view price will be $89.95 according to USA Today.

Personal Life

Brunson was born on January 4, 1984, in Wilmington, North Carolina, United States. He holds a degree of Bachelor in criminal justice. He has worked as a home therapist and caseworker before he started his fighting career.

Brunson is funny guy in real life. We have often seen him dancing after the victory in his game, In May 2016, he posted a short video where he was whirling inside his car.

When you’re trying to wake up in the morning & your song comes on ?????

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Enjoy the video of Highlights and Knockout of Derek Bruston in 2017.

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