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UFC 236 payouts: Max Holloway, Israel Adesanya lead payday way with $350k

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) recently wrapped its UFC 236: “Holloway vs. Poirier 2” pay-per-view (PPV) event, held inside State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. That means we have two new interim champions, as top lightweight contender Dustin Poirier managed to out-slug featherweight kingpin Max Holloway (video), while undefeated striking sensation Israel Adesanya turned away rough-and-tumble middleweight bruiser Kelvin Gastelum (replay).

Not surprisingly, all four combatants led the UFC 236 payouts, recently released by Georgia Athletic and Entertainment Commission and passed along by our friends at MMA Junkie. Holloway and Adesanya were tops with $350,000 apiece, followed by $250,000 for Poirier, and $150,000 for Gastelum. But that’s not all, not by a long shot.

Here are the complete UFC 236 payouts and salaries.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The total disclosed payroll for UFC 236 was $1,972,000.

Keep in mind the salaries listed above do not include fight bonuses, Reebok sponsorships, percentages and other unofficial payments. It also does not include deductions for expenses such as insurance, taxes, etc.

For example, the promotion often hands out extra cash for “Fight of the Night” and “Performance of the Night” bonuses. To check out those figures for UFC 236: “Holloway vs. Poirier 2” click here.

For complete UFC 236 results and blow-by-blow coverage click here.

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