All four fighters who competed in interim championship bouts Saturday at UFC 236 left the octagon with six-figure paydays.
For his big interim UFC lightweight title victory, Dustin Poirier (25-5 MMA, 17-4 UFC) netted a flat salary of $250,000. He defeated UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway (20-4 MMA, 16-4 UFC) by unanimous decision, and although “Blessed” walked away with his first loss since 2013, he was tied for the highest payout on the card at $350,000.
Holloway was matched only by new interim UFC middleweight champ Israel Adesanya (17-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC), who just six fights into his UFC tenure is on the same deal as Holloway. “The Last Stylebender” also walked away with $350,000 for his victory over Kelvin Gastelum (15-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC), who cashed the lowest payday of the four headliners at $150,000.
MMA Junkie on Monday obtained the salary information from the Georgia Athletic and Entertainment Commission. Payouts for the entire card totaled $1,972,000. Continue reading >>>
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