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UFC on FOX 29 salaries: Dustin Poirier cashes $170,000 for Fight of the Year contender

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Dustin Poirier defeated Justin Gaethje at UFC on FOX 29.
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Lightweight contenders Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje both earned six-figure purses for their instant-classic fight Saturday night at UFC on FOX 29, according to information released to MMA Fighting by the Arizona Boxing & MMA Commission on Monday.

Poirier defeated Gaethje via fourth-round TKO in a legendary affair in the main event of UFC on FOX 29. Poirier earned $170,000 in the winning effort, while Gaethje pocketed $110,000.

UFC on FOX 29 took place April 14 at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz. The night’s main card aired live on FOX.

Aside from the two headliners, three other fighters cleared the six-figure mark in earnings at UFC on FOX 29. Those fighters are: Carlos Condit ($115,000), Israel Adesanya ($106,000), and Alex Oliveira ($100,000). Notably, Adesanya’s main-card victory over Marvin Vettori was only the second UFC appearance for the middleweight prospect.

In addition to their commission-reported salaries, Poirier, Gaethje, Oliveira, and Adam Wieczorek also took home $50,000 fight night bonuses for their performances.

A complete list of the UFC on FOX 29 salaries can be seen below. As always, these figures do not represent a fighter’s total earnings, as certain sponsorship incomes, discretionary bonuses, and other supplementary incomes are not publicly disclosed.

Main card (FOX)
Dustin Poirier ($85,000 + $85,000 = $170,000) def. Justin Gaethje ($110,000)
Alex Oliveira ($50,000 + $50,000 = $100,000) def. Carlos Condit ($115,000)
Israel Adesanya ($53,000 + $53,000 = $106,000) def. Marvin Vettori ($20,000)
Michelle Waterson ($40,000 + $40,000 = $80,000) def. Cortney Casey ($33,000)

Preliminary card (FOX)
Antonio Carlos Junior ($40,000 + $40,000 = $80,000) def. Tim Boetsch ($72,000)
Muslim Salikhov ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Ricky Rainey ($14,000)
John Moraga ($37,000 + $37,000 = $74,000) def. Wilson Reis ($31,000)
Brad Tavares ($40,000 + $40,000 = $80,000) def. Krzysztof Jotko ($36,000)

Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass)
Gilbert Burns ($28,000 + $28,000 = $56,000) def. Dan Moret $12,000
Lauren Mueller ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Shana Dobson $12,000
Yushin Okami ($35,000 + $35,000 = $70,000) def. Dhiego Lima $15,000
Adam Wieczorek ($12,000 + $12,000 = $24,000) def. Arjan Bhullar $12,000
Alejandro Perez ($25,000 + $25,000 = $50,000) def. Matthew Lopez $33,000
Luke Sanders ($12,000 + $12,000 = $24,000) def. Patrick Williams $12,000