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Magomed Ankalaev's net worth: how much money has the UFC fighter made?

Magomed Ankalaev will attempt to continue his winning streak when he fights against Thiago Santos on UFC Fight Night on Saturday. Here’s a look at how much he has won in his career.

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Magomed Ankalaev will attempt to continue his winning run against Thiago Santos on UFC Fight Night on Saturday. Here’s a look at how much he has won in his career.

Magomed Ankalaev is on a seven-fight winning streak and will aim to keep it going when he goes up against Brazilian Thiago Santos on UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.

Ankalaev made his debut with the Ultimate Fighting Championship promotion company in 2018, and has made decent money from fighting since then. The Russian is currently ranked sixth in the UFC light heavyweight division, with an impressive 16-1-0 record.

Ankalaev's KO punch fattens the purse

Ankalaev’s first UFC fight was held in March 2018 against Paul Craig, which he lost via submission. His paycheck for the night was $13,500.

This amount went up later that year, when his knockout victory over against Marcin Prachnio in September 2018 was named Performance of the Night, an award which gives a bonus of $50,000. His pay for that evening jumped to $73,500.

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He earned his biggest paycheck in UFC 254, when he defeated Ion Cutelaba in Abu Dhabi in October 2020. He won $125,000 after beating Cutelaba by knockout in the first round, and for once more being awarded the Performance of the Night.

The 29-year-old’s formidable knockout power once more earned him that bonus for the third time, when he won over Dalcha Lungiambula again by knockout in November 2019. His payout went up to $116,000.

Ankalaev's pay rises

After that, his basic salary increased to six figures, with the fighter getting paid a little more than $100,000 for his next two fights.

Ankalaev is estimated to have pocketed winnings of $650,000 thus far in his stint with the UFC.

The fight between Thiago Santos and Magomed Ankalaev takes place on Saturday, March 12 at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT, at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

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