UFC 236 Fighter Salaries: Holloway, Adesanya Lead Payroll

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returned to pay-per-view on Saturday, April 13 with UFC 236. The event was headlined by two interim championship bouts, meaning there was plenty of money to be thrown around to the main and co-main event participants. UFC 236 was held at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.

Leading the way on the payroll as disclosed by the Georgia Athletic and Entertainment Commission are featherweight champion Max Holloway, new interim middleweight champion Israel Adesanya, and new interim lightweight titleholder Dustin Poirier.

Holloway and Adesanya earned $350,000 a piece, while Poirier brought home $250,000.

The figures released do not include any money from outside sponsors. UFC 235 purses also exclude any locker room bonuses but do figure in the $50,000 for Fight of the Night and Performance of the night bonuses along with the required Reebok outfitting pay.

A full look at the fighter salaries from Saturday night’s pay-per-view can be seen below.


UFC 236 Fighter Salaries

Main Card (Pay-per-view)

  • Dustin Poirier ($250,000 + no win bonus = $250,000) def. Max Holloway ($350,000)
  • Israel Adesanya ($350,000 + no win bonus = $350,000) def. Kelvin Gastelum ($150,000)
  • Khalil Rountree ($35,000 + $35,000 = $70,000) def. Eryk Anders ($50,000)
  • Dwight Grant ($12,000 + $12,000 = $24,000) def. Alan Jouban ($43,000)
  • Nikita Krylov ($80,000 + $80,000 = $160,000) def. Ovince Saint Preux ($86,000)

Preliminary Card (ESPN)

  • Matt Frevola ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Jalin Turner ($12,000)
  • Alexandre Pantoja ($18,000 + $18,000 = $36,000) def. Wilson Reis ($34,000)
  • Max Griffin ($20,000 + $20,000 = $40,000) def. Zelim Imadaev ($10,000)
  • Khalid Taha ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Boston Salmon ($10,000)

Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)

  • Belal Muhammad ($35,000 + $35,000 = $70,000) def. Curtis Millender ($31,000)
  • Montel Jackson ($12,000 + $12,000 = $24,000) def. Andre Soukhamthath ($22,000)
  • Poliana Botelho ($25,000 + $25,000 = $50,000) def. Lauren Mueller ($12,000)
  • Brandon Davis ($18,000 + $18,000 = $36,000) def. Randy Costa ($12,000)
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