UFC 236 salaries: Max Holloway, Israel Adesanya lead payouts with $350,000

All four fighters who competed in interim championship bouts Saturday at UFC 236 left the octagon with six-figure paydays.

For his big interim UFC lightweight title victory, Dustin Poirier (25-5 MMA, 17-4 UFC) netted a flat salary of $250,000. He defeated UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway (20-4 MMA, 16-4 UFC) by unanimous decision, and although “Blessed” walked away with his first loss since 2013, he was tied for the highest payout on the card at $350,000.

Holloway was matched only by new interim UFC middleweight champ Israel Adesanya (17-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC), who just six fights into his UFC tenure is on the same deal as Holloway. “The Last Stylebender” also walked away with $350,000 for his victory over Kelvin Gastelum (15-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC), who cashed the lowest payday of the four headliners at $150,000.

MMA Junkie on Monday obtained the salary information from the Georgia Athletic and Entertainment Commission. Payouts for the entire card totaled $1,972,000.

UFC 236 took place at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta. The main card aired on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and UFC Fight Pass.

The full list of UFC 236 salaries includes:

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Dustin Poirier: $250,000 (no win bonus)

def. Max Holloway: $350,000

Israel Adesanya: $350,000 (no win bonus)

def. Kelvin Gastelum: $150,000

Khalil Rountree: $70,000 (includes $35,000 win bonus)

def. Eryk Anders: $50,000

Dwight Grant: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)

def. Alan Jouban: $43,000

Nikita Krylov: $160,000 (includes $80,000 win bonus)

def. Ovince Saint Preux: $86,000

Matt Frevola: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)

def. Jalin Turner: $12,000

Alexandre Pantoja: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)

def. Wilson Reis: $34,000

Max Griffin: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)

def. Zelim Imadaev: $10,000

Khalid Taha: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)

def. Boston Salmon: $10,000

Belal Muhammad: $70,000 (includes $35,000 win bonus)

def. Curtis Millender: $31,000

Montel Jackson: $24,000 (includes $12,00 win bonus)

def. Andre Soukhamthath: $22,000

Poliana Botelho: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)

def. Lauren Mueller: $12,000

Brandon Davis: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)

def. Randy Costa: $12,000

Now, the usual disclaimer: The figures do not include deductions for items such as insurance, licenses and taxes. Additionally, the figures do not include money paid by sponsors, including the official UFC 236 Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay. They also do not include any other “locker room” or special discretionary bonuses the UFC oftentimes pays. They also do not include pay-per-view cuts that some top-level fighters receive.

For example, UFC officials handed out additional $50,000 UFC 236 fight-night bonuses to Poirier, Holloway, Adesanya and Gastelum for “Fight of the Night” honors.

In other words, the above figures are simply base salaries reported to the commission and do not reflect entire compensation packages for the event.

For complete coverage of UFC 236, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie

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