UFC Fight Night ‘Dos Anjos vs. Alvarez’ Salaries: Rafael dos Anjos’ $310,000 Leads All Earners

By Brian Knapp Jul 11, 2016
Payday was bittersweet for Rafael dos Anjos.

Dos Anjos went home with an event-high $310,000 but surrendered the Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight title in a technical knockout loss to Eddie Alvarez in the UFC Fight Night 90 headliner on Thursday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Dos Anjos succumbed to blows 3:49 into round one, his run of five consecutive victories at an end. Alvarez pocketed $150,000 in becoming the eighth lightweight champion in UFC history.

Meanwhile, Roy Nelson banked $100,000 but wound up on the wrong side of a split decision against former Legacy Fighting Championship heavyweight titleholder Derrick Lewis in the co-main event. Lewis, who finds himself on a four-fight winning streak, earned $66,000 for his efforts.

The Nevada Athletic Commission on Monday released disclosed salaries for the event. A full rundown follows:

UFC Fight Night ‘Dos Anjos vs. Alvarez’ Disclosed Salaries


Eddie Alvarez: $150,000 (no win bonus)
Rafael dos Anjos: $310,000

Derrick Lewis: $66,000 (includes $33,000 win bonus)
Roy Nelson: $100,000

Alan Jouban: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)
Belal Muhammad: $12,000

Joseph Duffy: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
Mitch Clarke: $12,000

Alberto Mina: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
Mike Pyle: $55,000

John Makdessi: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
Mehdi Baghdad: $12,000

Anthony Birchak: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
Dileno Lopes: $12,000

Pedro Munhoz: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus)
Russell Doane: $11,000

Felipe Arantes: $42,000 (includes $21,000 win bonus)
Jerrod Sanders: $12,000

Gilbert Burns: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus)
Lukasz Sajewski: $10,000

Marco Beltran: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
Reginaldo Vieira: $17,000

Vicente Luque: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
Alvaro Herrera: $12,000

Note: The disclosed purses reported by state athletic commissions do not include any performance-based or discretionary bonuses that may be awarded to a fighter by the promotion. Additionally, the reported figures do not reflect any deductions made by the commission for taxes, insurance, etc., and do not include any sponsorship money that fighters may acquire for their performance.

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