Newly crowned interim middleweight champion UFC Israel Adesanya and featherweight champion Max Holloway led the payroll revealed for UFC 236, charging a bag of $ 350,000 each for their respective title fights. The Georgia Sports and Entertainment Commission released the final salary information for the event on Monday to MMA Fighting.
Adesanya defeated Gastelum ($ 150,000) in an exciting affair to capture the interim UFC middleweight title in the night's joint bout, while Holloway suffered a unanimous decision loss to Dustin Poirier ($ 250,000) in a failed bid for the interim UFC lightweight title in the main event.
UFC 236 took place on April 13 at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. The main card of the night was broadcast live on ESPN + pay-per-view.
Apart from the four championship fighters, only another UFC 236 athlete surpbaded the six-figure mark on the winnings: Nikita Krylov, who cashed a $ 160,000 check for his second submission victory over Ovince Saint Preux.
In addition to the salaries reported by the commission, Poirier, Holloway, Adesanya and Gastelum also took home $ 50,000 bonus fight nights for their performances.
A complete list of salaries for UFC 236 can be seen below. As always, these figures do not represent a fighter's total income, since certain sponsorship revenues, discretionary bonuses and pay-per-view revenues are not disclosed publicly.
Main card (ESPN +)
Dustin Poirier ($ 250,000 + no gain bonus = $ 250,000) def. Max Holloway ($ 350,000)
Israel Adesanya ($ 350,000 + non-profit 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 Pbad)
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)