Main event winner Dustin Poirier was the top earner at Saturday’s UFC on FOX 29 event.
MMAjunkie today requested and obtained the list of official fight purses and win bonuses from the Arizona Boxing & MMA Commission.
Poirier (23-5 MMA, 15-4 UFC) took home $170,000 for his fourth-round TKO win over Justin Gaethje (18-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC), who had the event’s third biggest payday at $110,000. But each of the lightweights picked up another $50,000 each for winning “Fight of the Night” in a slugfest that likely will go down as an all-time classic.
Other six-figure paydays went to Alex Oliveira (19-4-1 MMA, 8-3-1 UFC), who made $100,000 for his second-round submission of Carlos Condit (30-12 MMA, 7-8 UFC), who got $115,000 in show money. And in just his second fight in the promotion, Israel Adesanya (13-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) got paid $106,000 for his split-decision win over Marvin Vettori (12-4-1 MMA, 2-2-1 UFC).
The total payout for the 14-bout card was $1.481 million.
UFC on FOX 29 took place at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz., near Phoenix., and it aired on FOX following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
The full list of UFC on FOX 29 disclosed payouts included:
Dustin Poirier: $170,000 (includes $85,000 win bonus)
def. Justin Gaethje: $110,000
Alex Oliveira: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)
def. Carlos Condit $115,000
Israel Adesanya: $106,000 (includes $53,000 win bonus)
def. Marvin Vettori $20,000
Michelle Waterson: $80,000 (includes $40,000 win bonus)
def. Cortney Casey $33,000
Antonio Carlos Junior: $80,000 (includes $40,000 win bonus)
def. Tim Boetsch $72,000
Muslim Salikhov: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Ricky Rainey $14,000
John Moraga: $74,000 (includes $37,000 win bonus)
def. Wilson Reis $31,000
Brad Tavares: $80,000 (includes $40,000 win bonus)
def. Krzysztof Jotko $36,000
Gilbert Burns: $56,000 (includes $28,000 win bonus)
def. Dan Moret $12,000
Lauren Mueller: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Shana Dobson $12,000
Yushin Okami: $70,000 (includes $35,000 win bonus)
def. Dhiego Lima $15,000
Adam Wieczorek: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Arjan Bhullar $12,000
Alejandro Perez: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
ef. Matthew Lopez $33,000
Luke Sanders: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Patrick Williams $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 Athlete Outfitting sponsorship program pay. They also do not include any other “locker room” or special discretionary bonuses the UFC often pays.
Additionally, as previously reported, UFC officials handed out additional $50,000 UFC on FOX 29 fight-night bonuses to Poirier and Gaethje for “Fight of the Night” and Oliveira and Wieczorek for “Performance of the Night.”
In other words, the above figures are simply base salaries reported to the commission and do not reflect entire compensation packages for the event.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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