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 $37,0…