Ilia Topuria Net Worth 2024: How rich is the Spanish UFC superstar?

Ilia Topuria is a superstar in the making. Learn all about his earnings and net worth before he goes on to challenge the guard for the 145lbs title at UFC 298.


Ilia Topuria Net Worth 2024: How rich is the Spanish UFC superstar?

Ilia Topuria has a decent net worth (via Imago)

NameIlia Topuria
Nickname/Octagon moniker‘El Matador’
DOBJanuary 21, 1997
Net Worth$1 million
Height5’8″
Spouse/partnerGiorgina Uzcategui Badel
Salary$80,000 (base salary)
ResidenceAlicante, Spain
Last UpdatedFebruary 2024

Spanish pro-MMA fighter Ilia Topuria is a UFC fighter. He competes in the featherweight division and, as of Jan. 2024, holds the #3 rank in UFC athlete listings. Ilia Topuria has amassed a decent salary, income, and net worth through his fighting career.

The Spanish fighter has shown an incredible skillset inside the octagon. He can potentially become the next superstar from Europe, similar to Conor McGregor. Topuria’s confidence and rise remind people of McGregor’s rise in the 2010s. Only time will tell if he ascends to that level. Find out more details about the salary, income, and net worth of Ilia Toruria.

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Ilia Topuria Net Worth 2024

The most fascinating fact about Topuria is his fanbase in Europe. He could one day bring the UFC to Spain. What’s more surprising is that at a stat of 14-0 MMA and 6-0 UFC, the fighter has a stunning estimated net worth of $1 million with just a few bouts.

Ilia Topuria
Ilia Topuria ( Image via X )

Topuria has a chance to improve his net worth in the coming years. If he wins the featherweight title, he instantly gets a raise in salary and will receive endorsement deals.

Ilia Topuria Sponsorship deals and Brand Endorsements

Topuria is an endorser of several brands, such as Oblack Caps and Keio Mobile. His contract details with these companies, however, remain confidential.

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Ilia Topuria avidly promotes his favorite tees from Kanpai Pandas
Ilia Topuria avidly promotes his favorite tees from Kanpai Pandas (Source: kanpaipandas.io/Pinterest)

RYU Apparel Inc. sponsored his 2021 hash-off; he also supports Kanpai Pandas (Kanpai collective), boasting his favorite line-up of ‘EL Matador Tees.’ As his popularity increases, so will the number of companies sponsoring him.

Ilia Topuria Salary

His UFC debut occurred in 2020 against Youssef Zalal. He made $23,500 for the bout. He fought Damon Jackson the same year. Topuria made $27,500 for the bout. He made $44,000 for his bout against Ryan Hall.

Ilia Topuria bags a substantial base salary
Ilia Topuria bags a substantial base salary (Source: popularnetworth.com/Twitter)

He fought Bryce Mitchell at UFC 282 and won via a Round 2 arm triangle choke submission. He reportedly earned a $115k fight purse ($50,000 base), along with a ‘Performance of the Night’ bonus and promotional bonus.

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Concurrently, Ilia Topuria edged out Josh Emmett with a decision win at UFC Fight Night: Emmett vs. Topuria (UFC on ABC 5). This accordingly earned him a base salary of $80,000, along with a $50,000 bonus.

Ilia Topuria Fighting Career

Hailing from Halle Westfalen, Germany, he moved to Georgia at a young age. There, Topuria started training in Greco-Roman Wrestling at school. Consequently, over the years, this has boosted him to be one of the best wrestlers in the UFC. At age 15, he moved to Alicante, Spain, where he began practicing martial arts at the Climent Club Gym.

His pro-MMA career shot off with four straight submission wins on the Spanish regional scene and a title win in Mix Fight Events promotion. 2018 saw his first international match at CageMMA Finland; the same year, Ilia Topuria and his brother also became black belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.

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UFC 298's featherweight title challenger boasts an undefeated career run so far
UFC 298’s featherweight title challenger boasts an undefeated career run so far (br.UFC.com/Twitter)

He has also won as a Cage Warriors bantamweight title contender but did not get his belt, failing to make weight. In 2019 he signed with Brave Combat Federation in Colombia, winning two matchups.

After debuting, he has knocked out Jai Herbert, Ryan Hall, and Damon Jackson of the UFC. In his 14-0 stint, he has eight submissions and 4 KO/TKO. In 2021, Topuria became the first Spaniard in history to enter the Top 15 of the UFC. He will soon step into UFC 298, gunning for the gold.

Ilia Topuria Personal Life

Topuria’s parents are of Georgian descent – Zaza Topuria and InGa Bendelian. Ilia has two sisters – Mari Tlashadze and Ana Tlashadze. His brother, Aleksandre Topuria (Alex), is also a combatant like him. He is seemingly very close to them and spends time with them, away from the scope of fighting.

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The fighter maintains a healthy life outside the scope of fighting
The fighter maintains a healthy life outside the scope of fighting (Source: Instagram)

Ilia Topuria’s girlfriend and partner, Giorgina Uzcategui Badell, is a businesswoman from Alicante, Spain. She is the founder of the company Future & Energy, which focuses on sustainable environmental growth.

The duo resides in Alicante, Spain, where she and Topuria are raising their son. Not many details are made public about their kid; Topuria is time and again heard mentioning his son, deliberating on his career and prospects as a doting father.

FAQs

 What is Ilia Topuria’s net worth?

Ilia Topuria is estimated to have a net worth of $1 million in 2024.

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Is Ilia Topuria undefeated as a pro?

Yes.

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