The disclosed salaries for Thursday’s “UFC Fight Night 90: Dos Anjos vs. Alvarez” event have been released by the Nevada Athletic Commission.
Heayweight veteran Roy Nelson was the night’s highest earner with a $100,000 salary for losing to Derrick Lewis in the co-main event. Lewis made $66,000, with half coming via win bonus.
Rafael dos Anjos, who lost his lightweight belt to Eddie Alvarez (pictured) in the show’s featured contest, made a $310,000 paycheck. The good news for Alvarez is that he not only left Las Vegas with a flat $150,000 (no win bonus)salary, but a highly-coveted piece of gold.
Please keep in mind, the numbers that get reported to the athletic commissions are only of what’s required. These figures do not include deductions for items such as licenses and taxes.
Additionally, they do not contain sponsorship money paid by Reebok or any bonuses from the UFC. These royalties can include Fight Night bonuses, top secret discretionary bonuses, etc., which can oftentimes represent a substantial portion of a fighter’s total income.
UFC Fight Night 90 took place inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
The full list of UFC Fight Night 90 payouts included:
(Total disclosed salary: $1.141 million)
Alberto Mina: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 to win)
Defeated Mike Pyle: $55,000
John Makdessi: $60,000 ($30,000 to show, $30,000 to win)
Defeated Mehdi Baghdad: $12,000
Anthony Birchak: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 to win)
Defeated Dileno Lopes: $12,000
Pedro Munhoz: $34,000 ($17,000 to show, $17,000 to win)
Defeated Russell Doane: $11,000
Felipe Arantes: $42,000 ($21,000 to show, $21,000 to win)
Defeated Jerrod Sanders: $12,000
Gilbert Burns: $34,000 ($17,000 to show, $17,000 to win)
Defeated Lukasz Sajewski: $10,000
Marco Beltran: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 to win)
Defeated Reginaldo Vieira: $17,000
Vicente Luque: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 to win)
Defeated Alvaro Herrera: $12,000
Joseph Duffy: $40,000 ($20,000 to show, $20,000 to win)
Defeated Mitch Clarke: $12,000
Alan Jouban: $42,000 ($24,000 to show, $24,000 to win)
Defeated Belal Muhammad: $12,000
Derrick Lewis: $66,000 ($33,000 to show, $33,000 to win)
Defeated Roy Nelson: $100,000
Eddie Alvarez: $150,000 (no win bonus)
Defeated Rafael dos Anjos: $310,000