William Knight Net Worth 2023 | Salary, Earnings, Bio


William Knight is an American mixed martial artist. He competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight division. William “Knightmare” Knight’s estimated net worth is $500,000. Here you can follow his net worth, salary, earnings, career, MMA record, wife, and more.

About William Knight

William Knight was born on April 3, 1988, in Manchester, Connecticut, United States. He is a professional mixed martial artist, currently competing in the UFC light heavyweight division. He is on an 11-4 MMA record, with 9 KOs.

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Early Life

William Knight struggled in his childhood. His stepfather abused him when he was 7. Then he was moved first to a foster home and then to his grandmother’s.

William finished high school in 2006. After that, he lost direction and “did nothing” for the next 10 years, apart from sitting on the couch and playing games. After that, he remembered his high school fascination with Wrestling. He joined Thornton Mixed Martial Arts and Fitness in 2015.

MMA Career

Knight made his professional MMA debut in May 2018 at Reality Fighting. He beat Tom Velazquez via TKO in his debut fight. In November 2018, he won the Premier FC Light Heavyweight championship.

The MMA fighter went 6-0 before his first defeat, at CFFC 80, in November 2019, against Tafon Nchukwi.

The “Knightmare” made his UFC debut at UFC 253 in September 2020. He beat Aleksa Camur via a unanimous decision. He was also awarded a Performance of the Night, at UFC Vegas 34, in August 2021, for his win against Fabio Cherant.

As of writing, the 34-year-old lost his last two fights. He lost against Devin Clark via TKO at UFC Vegas 51 in April 2022.

William Knight is scheduled to face Marcin Prachnio at UFC Fight Night 219, on February 18, 2023, in a light heavyweight clash.

William Knight’s Net Worth, Salary, and Earnings

In 2023, the American mixed martial artist William Knight’s estimated net worth is $500,000. His prime sources of earnings are his fight purse and incentives.

His estimated show money for a fight is around $30,000, depending on his UFC contract.

Moreover, the UFC light heavyweight earns from sponsorship bonuses and sponsored posts on his social media profiles. He has over 35.5k followers on his Insta page.

For his fight against Fabio Cherant at UFC Vegas 34, he received a $24,000 show money and another $24,000 win bonus. Moreover, he pocketed a $50,000 Performance of the Night Bonus.


A UFC fighter’s earnings depend on several factors, including the fighter’s contract, the event, the opponent, and the performance.

The base pay for UFC fighters starts at $10,000 and can go up to $500,000 or more for the top fighters.

Personal Details

NameWilliam Knight
NicknameThe Knightmare
Date of BirthApril 3, 1988
Birth PlaceManchester, Connecticut, United States
Nationality American
Age 34
Height 178 cm (5′ 10″)
Weight251 lb (114 kg)
Division Heavyweight, Light Heavyweight 
Reach73 in
Promotion UFC
MMA Record11-4, 9 KOs
Net Worth$500,000
Relationship StatusUnknown
Instagram @ssj_nightmare


MMA fighter William Knight’s relationship status is unknown. He prefers to keep his private life away from the spotlight. He doesn’t seem to be dating or have a girlfriend.


Born on April 3, 1988, he is 34 years old.

Height and Weight

He is 178 cm (5 ft 10 in) tall and 251 lb. He competes in the UFC Light Heavyweight and Heavyweight divisions.

MMA Record

Total Fights15
Win by KO9


What is William Knight’s Net Worth in 2023?

In 2023, his estimated net worth is $500,000.

Where is he from?

He is from Manchester, Connecticut, United States.


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