Who are the most followed UFC Fighters on Instagram?

Who are the most followed UFC Fighters on Instagram?

Who are the most followed UFC Fighters on Instagram?

Social media is a great way for fans to interact with their favorite fighters. The ability to get a peek into the lives of our favorite athletes makes apps like Instagram a huge draw. Many fighters supplement their income through sponsored posts on Instagram which can net them 5 to 6 figures annually.

How much are fighters making posting on Instagram?

It varies really based on a number of factors. Quoting an article from mic.com:

In general, experts estimate the average is $1,000 per 100,000 followers, or one cent per follower, according to Later; but the cost an influencer can command depends on a variety of factors. “The variables for rates to consider for an influencer include quality of content from the influencer, an influencer’s following on their blog and social channels, an influencer’s engagement metrics, the number of deliverables, the allotted time frame and the agreed upon usage rights,” Hajjar said. For example, an influencer may be able to negotiate an increased rate if they agree to exclusivity (not working with a brand’s competitors) or a deal that allows the brand to use their images and content in other avenues, like TV commercials or billboards, Hajjar noted.

Who are the most followed male UFC fighters on Instagram?

The top two most followed fighters on Instagram are way ahead of the rest of the pack and you’ve probably guessed who those are already: Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov. Conor has a whopping 38.3 million followers (as of January 2021) that enjoy watching his lavish lifestyle and tracking his training regimen.

Khabib’s post are more down to earth – usually showing him hanging out with friends, traveling, or working out. He is still the most followed Russian athlete on Instagram with 26.7 million

The next closest male UFC fighters in terms of followers are not even in the same stratosphere as Khabib and Conor. Jon Jones, Nate Diaz and Israel Adesanya have 5.5 million, 4.6 million and 4.1 million respectively.

NameInstagram Followers (as of Jan 2021)Instagram
Conor McGregor38,200,000thenotoriousmma
Khabib Nurmagomedov26,700,000khabib_nurmagomedov
Jon Jones5,500,000Jonnybones
Nate Diaz4,600,000natediaz209
Israel Adesanya4,100,000stylebender
Anderson Silva3,700,000spiderandersonsilva
Daniel Cormier2,700,000dc_mma
Jorge Masvidal2,600,000gamebredfighter
Jose Aldo2,500,000josealdojunioroficial
Islam Makhachev2,500,000islam_makhachev
Tony Ferguson2,400,000tonyfergusonxt
Zabit Magomedsharipov2,400,000zabit_magomedsharipov
Cody Garbrandt2,300,000cody_nolove
Max Holloway2,200,000blessedmma
Donald Cerrone2,200,000cowboycerrone
Dustin Poirier1,900,000dustinpoirier
Francis Ngannou1,800,000francisngannou
Derrick Lewis1,800,000thebeastufc
Tyron Woodley1,600,000twooodley
Kamaru Usman1,500,000usman84kg
Anthony Pettis1,400,000showtimepettis
Stipe Miocic1,300,000stipemiocic
Justin Gaethje1,300,000justin_gaethje
TJ Dillashaw1,300,000tjdillashaw
Khamzat Chimaev1,200,000khamzat_chimaev
Sean O'Malley1,200,000sugaseanmma
Paulo Costa1,100,000borrachinhamma
Yoel Romero1,100,000yoelromeromma
Darren Till1,100,000darrentill2
Dominick Cruz1,100,000dominickcruz
Demetrious Johnson1,000,000mighty
Alistair Overeem1,000,000alistairovereem
Junior Dos Santos1,000,000juniorcigano
Robert Whittaker919,000robwhittakermma
Petr Yan826,000petr_yan
Luke Rockhold806,000lukerockhold
Frankie Edgar776,000frankieedgar
Brian Ortega760,000briantcity
Ronaldo Souza732,000ronaldojacare
Alexander Gustafsson696,000alexthemauler
Mauricio Rua683,000shogunoficial
Henry Cejudo667,000henry_cejudo
Stephen Thompson633,000wonderboymma
Colby Covington622,000colbycovmma
Rafael Dos Anjos599,000rdosanjosmma
Mike Perry583,000platinummikeperry
Robbie Lawler564,000ruthless_rl
Thiago Santos509,000tmarretamma
Michael Chandler507,000mikechandlermma
Charles Oliveira506,000charlesdobronxs
Kelvin Gastelum461,000kgastelum
Demian Maia410,000demianmaia
Jan Blachowicz398,000janblachowicz
Eddie Alvarez394,000ealvarezfight
Cub Swanson348,000cubswanson
Yair Rodriguez342,000panteraufc
Gilbert Burns338,000gilbert_burns
Rory MacDonald331,000romac_gorilla
BJ Penn325,000bjpenn
Alexander Volkanovski320,000alexvolkanovski
Kevin Lee319,000motownphenom
Dominick Reyes298,000domreyes24
Edson Barboza295,000edsonbarbozajr
Chan Sung Jung282,000koreanzombiemma
Deiveson Figueiredo269,000daico_deusdaguerra
Paul Felder253,000felderpaul
Dan Hooker243,000danhangman
Alexander Volkov225,000volkov_alex
Aljamain Sterling223,000funkmastermma
Marvin Vettori222,000marvinvettori
Douglas Lima220,000phenomlima
Anthony Smith217,000lionheartasmith
Kyoji Koriguchi191,000kyoji1012
Brandon Moreno182,000theassassinbaby
Marlon Moraes177,000mmarlonmoraes
Curtis Blaydes172,000razorblaydes265
Glover Teixeira171,000gloverteixeira
Kevin Holland165,000trailblaze2top
Aleksander Rakic156,000rakic_ufc
Jeremy Stephens153,000lilheathenmma
Joseph Benavidez143,000joejitsu
Gegard Mousasi140,000mousasi
Santiago Ponzinibbio140,000sponzinibbiomma
Corey Anderson134,000coreya_mma
Ryan Bader133,000ryanbader
Al Iaquinta131,000aliaquinta
Jairzinho Rozenstruik129,000jairzinho.rozenstruik
Michael Chiesa122,000mikemav22
Jiri Prochazka122,000jirkaprochazka
Calvin Kattar121,000calvinkattar
Askar Askarov112,000askar_mma
Patricio Freire108,000patriciopitbull
Volkan Oezdemir100,000volkan_oezdemir
Jared Cannonier98,600killagorillamma
Leon Edwards93,300leon_edwardsmma
Vicente Luque82,900luquevicente
Josh Emmett70,200joshemmettufc
Jack Hermansson68,200jackthejokermma
Ciryl Gane64,300ciryl_gane
Sodiq Yusuff61,400supersodiq
John Lineker61,200johnlinekermma
Cory Sandhagen55,600enterthesandman135
Pedro Munhoz50,300pedromunhozmma
AJ Mckee Jr50,100ajmckee101
Geoff Neal43,600handzofsteelmma
Neil Magny41,000neil_magny170
Jimmie Rivera21,200jimmierivera
Alex Perez19,300alexperezmma
Raphael Assuncao18,400raphaassuncao
Jussier Formiga16,000jussierformiga
Rob Font15,400rob_font
Alexandre Pantoja14,000pantoja_oficial

Who are the most followed female UFC fighters on Instagram?

The most followed active female fighter in MMA is Paige VanZant who is currently fighting for the Bare Knuckle Boxing organization. VanZant has publicly stated in the past that she was making significantly more money posting on Instagram than in the UFC (source). Holly Holm is the most followed female fighter on the active UFC roster with 2.2 million followers. Ronda Rousey who is currently retired from mixed martial arts competition is the most followed fighter all time with 13.2 million.

NameInstagram Followers (as of Jan 2021)Instagram
Ronda Rousey13,200,000rondarousey
Paige VanZant2,700,000paigevanzant
Holly Holm2,200,000hollyholm
Joanna Jedrzejczyk1,800,000joannajedrzejczyk
Rose Namajunas1,600,000rosenamajunas
Meisha Tate1,200,000amanda_leoa
Cris Cyborg1,200,000criscyborg
Claudia Gadelha969,000claudiagadelha
Mackenzie Dern870,000mackenziedern
Valerie Loureda710,000valerieloureda
Amanda Ribas649,000amandaufcribas
Zhang Weili582,000zhangweilimma

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