UFC 236 Salaries: Max Holloway, Israel Adesanya Top Payroll with $350,000 Apiece

By Tristen Critchfield Apr 15, 2019

Max Holloway and Israel Adesanya were the top earners at UFC 236, as both fighters pocketed $350,000 for their work on Saturday night.

The Georgia Athletic and Entertainment Commission on Monday released salary figures from the event, which took place at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta. The main card aired on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+.

Holloway lost a bloody unanimous decision to Dustin Poirier for the interim lightweight crown in the evening’s headliner. Poirier garnered $250,000 in victory. Adesanya, meanwhile, claimed the interim middleweight belt with a five-round verdict over Kelvin Gastelum in the co-main event. Gastelum made $150,000 in defeat.

The card’s other top earner outside the two title bouts was light heavyweight Nikita Krylov, who received $160,000 for his submission of Ovince St. Preux ($86,000) in a featured contest.

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 236 Salaries:

Dustin Poirier: $250,000 (no win bonus)
Max Holloway: $350,000

Israel Adesanya: $350,000 (no win bonus)
Kelvin Gastelum: $150,000

Khalil Rountree: $70,000 (includes $35,000 win bonus)
Eryk Anders: $50,000

Dwight Grant: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
Alan Jouban: $43,000

Nikita Krylov: $160,000 (includes $80,000 win bonus)
Ovince St. Preux: $86,000

Matt Frevola: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Jalin Turner: $12,000

Alexandre Pantoja: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
Wilson Reis: $34,000

Max Griffin: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
Zelim Imadaev: $10,000

Khalid Taha: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Boston Salmon: $10,000

Belal Muhammad: $70,000 (includes $35,000 win bonus)
Curtis Millender: $31,000

Montel Jackson: $24,000 (includes $12,00 win bonus)
Andre Soukhamthath: $22,000

Poliana Botelho: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
Lauren Mueller: $12,000

Brandon Davis: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
Randy Costa: $12,000


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