UFC 300 warm-up: find out who the 'Bonus Kings' are in the company and how many will fight on Saturday

With Brazilians on the list, SUPER LUTAS remembers the most awarded athletes with extra salaries in Ultimate

Charles Do Bronx is thrilled with victory at UFC 274. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

charles do brox vibrates with victory in UFC 274. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

With each passing hour, the realization of the UFC 300, an event that moves the world of MMA this Saturday (13). To 'warm up the engines', the team at SUPER FIGHTS prepared a series of special content to celebrate one of the greatest cards of all time. The kickoff marks the list of the 10 athletes who received the most bonuses for their performances in the company.

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Among the most awarded are two Brazilian martial arts legends. Four of the fighters listed have already retired from professional mixed martial arts competition.

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1) Charles of the Bronx (19)

Charles do Bronx in UFC victory. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

Charles of the Bronx in victory in the UFC. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

Featured in the UFC lightweight division (up to 70,3 kg.), Charles of the Bronx is the record holder for bonuses earned in the organization. Brazilian star in MMA, the athlete has won 19 awards since his debut with the company.

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The fighter is one of the highlights of the UFC 300, when faced Arman Tsarukyan in a clash awaited on the main card.

2) Donald Cerrone (18)

D. Cerrone (photo) announced his retirement in UFC 276. Photo: Reproduction/Facebook ufc

Famous for accepting any and all opponents offered by Ultimate, Donald Cerrone He didn't win a belt with the organization, but he had a successful career in the company. A veteran of the sport, the 'Cowboy' added 18 bonuses and, today, occupies second place.

3) Nate Diaz (16)

N. Dia ended his UFC career in September 2022. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

Winner of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 5, Nate diaz became a phenomenon of popularity for his style 'bad boy' to be. Out of the UFC since 2022, the North American takes bronze, having accumulated 16 bonuses for his performances.

4) Jim Miller (15)

Jim Miller in victory in the UFC. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

One of the oldest athletes in the current Ultimate record, Jim Miller He is another who did not win titles in the company, but will be known for delivering great battles in the company. At age 40, the combatant has 15 bonuses.

This Saturday, Miller will face Bobby Green on the preliminary card in a challenge that should seal his retirement from professional MMA.

5) Joe Lauzon (15)

Joe lauzon in victory in the UFC. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

Famous for his fast lane victories, Joe lauzon is synonymous with submission or knockout. During the time he competed professionally, the athlete excited fans around the world with his performances. Such feats earned the athlete 15 bonuses, tying with Jim Miller.

6) Anderson Silva (14)

Anderson Silva beat Chael Sonnen on two occasions in the UFC. Photo: Reproduction/UFC

Anderson Silva won Chael Sonnen on two occasions in the UFC. Photo: Reproduction/UFC

Considered by many to be the best MMA fighter of all time, Anderson Silva made UFC history with emblematic performances. Middleweight legend (up to 83,9kg), the Brazilian accumulated 14 bonuses throughout his career with the company.

7) Dustin Poirier (14)

D. Poirier in victory for the UFC. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram @ufc

Former interim lightweight champion (up to 70,3kg.), Dustin poirier He is another of the athletes who deliver high-level performances, regardless of the opponent. 'Diamante', still active, is tied with 'Spider', with 14 awards.

8) Edson Barboza (12)

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Edson Barboza celebrates UFC victory (Photo: Instagram)

Former reference in lightweight and current representative of featherweight (up to 65,7kg.), Edson Barboza presents an aggressive style when he steps into the Octagon. The 'killer' instinct earned the Brazilian several knockouts in his UFC appearances and, consequently, 12 bonuses.

9) Justin Gaethje (12)

Justin Gaethje won the BMF belt at UFC 291. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

Justin gaethje won the BMF belt in UFC 291. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

Another former interim lightweight champion appears on the 'Bonus Kings' list. Used to promoting bloody battles and frightening knockouts, Justin gaethje He has 12 bonuses in his career at the company.

The North American currently sports the company's 'BMF' belt and puts the symbolic title on the line against Max Holloway No. UFC 300.

10) Max Holloway, Frankie Edgar and Tony Ferguson (11)

Max Holloway, Frankie Edgar e Tony Ferguson total 11 bonuses each in the UFC. Photo: SUPER FIGHTS montage

Famous for dethroning José Aldo in the Brazilian's second reign at featherweight, Max Holloway built a success story in its category. Considered by many as one of the best in the division, the Hawaiian, who faces Justin gaethje No. UFC 300, has 11 bonuses.

Former lightweight champion and featherweight title challenger, Frankie Edgar is tied with Holloway, with the same 11 awards. The American retired from MMA in 2022.

Last but not least is Tony Ferguson, which accumulates the same number of bonuses as the rivals above. Despite going through a dramatic situation, with seven consecutive defeats, 'Bicho Papão' is one of the biggest names in the history of the lightweight division.

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