UFC on Fox 29 Salaries: Dustin Poirier Earns Event-High $170K in ‘Fight of the Year’ Contender

By Tristen Critchfield Apr 16, 2018

Dustin Poirier earned every bit of his salary against Justin Gaethje in the UFC on Fox 29 headliner.

“The Diamond” pocketed an event-high $170,000 for his fourth-round technical knockout victory over Gaethje ($110,000) on Saturday at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz. The bout became an immediate contender for “Fight of the Year” honors in 2018, as the lightweights combined for 289 significant strikes landed, the 11th highest total for a fight in UFC history.

The Arizona Boxing and MMA Commission released salary figures from the event on Monday.

Other notable earners included Carlos Condit, who took home $115,000 in a second-round submission defeat to Alex Oliveira ($100,000) in the co-main event, and prospect Israel Adesanya, who garnered $106,000 for a split verdict over Marvin Vettori in a featured middleweight affair.

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 a fighter may acquire for their performance.

UFC on Fox 29 Salaries:

Dustin Poirier: $170,000 (includes $85,000 win bonus)
Justin Gaethje: $110,000

Alex Oliveira: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)
Carlos Condit $115,000

Israel Adesanya: $106,000 (includes $53,000 win bonus)
Marvin Vettori $20,000

Michelle Waterson: $80,000 (includes $40,000 win bonus)
Cortney Casey $33,000

Antonio Carlos Jr.: $80,000 (includes $40,000 win bonus)
Tim Boetsch $72,000

Muslim Salikhov: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Ricky Rainey $14,000

John Moraga: $74,000 (includes $37,000 win bonus)
Wilson Reis $31,000

Brad Tavares: $80,000 (includes $40,000 win bonus)
Krzysztof Jotko $36,000

Gilbert Burns: $56,000 (includes $28,000 win bonus)
Dan Moret $12,000

Lauren Mueller: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Shana Dobson $12,000

Yushin Okami: $70,000 (includes $35,000 win bonus)
Dhiego Lima $15,000

Adam Wieczorek: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
Arjan Singh Bhullar $12,000

Alejandro Perez: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
Matthew Lopez $33,000

Luke Sanders: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
Patrick Williams $12,000


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