Andrei Arlovski Leads Salaries, Sage Northcutt Pockets Six Figures at UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Pettis
Several fighters earned six figures last Saturday night at UFC Fight Night from Norfolk, Virginia that was capped off by Dustin Poirier’s win over Anthony Pettis in the main event.
For his part in that fight, Poirier took home $180,000, which includes his show and win money as well as a $50,000 bonus for his part in the ‘Fight of the Night’.
In a losing effort, Pettis still managed to take home $185,000 thanks to the extra $50,000 bonus as part of the ‘Fight of the Night’.
It’s still unclear whether or not Matt Brown will call it a career after last Saturday night but his win against Diego Sanchez earned the Ohio native a $200,000 payday including a $50,000 bonus for ‘Performance of the Night’. Brown earned the bonus after slamming home a nasty elbow strike knockout that flattened Sanchez in the opening round.
Former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski staved off retirement and got back on track after a five-fight losing streak while taking home $250,000 for his win over Junior Albini. Arlovski was paid a flat fee so he was going to make the same in victory or defeat.
Further down the card, Sage Northcutt cashed a big paycheck for his lopsided win over Michel Quinonez as he made $120,000 with his show and win money.
Here are the full salaries for UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Pettis courtesy of the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation.
Dustin Poirier: $180,000 — $65,000 to show, $65,000 to win plus $50,000 for ‘Fight of the Night’
Anthony Pettis: $185,000 — $135,000 to show plus $50,000 for ‘Fight of the Night’.
Matt Brown: $200,000 — $75,000 to show, $75,000 to win plus $50,000 for ‘Performance of the Night’
Diego Sanchez: $95,000
Andrei Arlovski: $250,000, no win bonus
Junior Alibini: $12,000
Raphael Assuncao: $163,200 — $56,600 to show, $56,600 to win plus $50,000 for ‘Performance of the Night’
Matthew Lopez: $26,400 (fined for missing weight)
Cezar Ferreira: $78,000 — $39,000 to show, $39,000 to win
Nate Marquardt: $68,000
Clay Guida: $114,000 — $57,000 to show, $57,000 to win
Joe Lauzon: $62,000
Marlon Moroaes: $140,000 — $70,000 to show, $70,000 to win
John Dodson: $41,000
Sage Northcutt: $120,000 — $60,000 to show, $60,000 to win
Michel Quinones: $10,000
Tatiana Suarez: $50,000 — $25,000 to show, $25,000 to win
Vivianne Pereira: $14,000
Nina Ansaroff: $36,000 — $18,000 to show, $18,000 to win
Angela Hill: $21,000
Sean Strickland: $64,000 — $32,000 to show, $32,000 to win
Court McGee: $35,000
Jake Collier: $36,000 — $18,000 to fight, $18,000 to win
Marcel Fortuna: $14,000
Karl Roberson: $20,000 — $10,000 to show, $10,000 to win
Darren Stewart: $10,000