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

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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