UFC on ESPN 12 Salaries: Dustin Poirier ($300,000), Mike Perry ($180,000) Top Payroll

By: Tristen Critchfield
Jun 29, 2020


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Dustin Poirier put in a full night’s work to defeat Dan Hooker, and he was well compensated for his efforts.

Poirier earned an event-high $300,000 for his unanimous decision triumph over Dan Hooker ($110,000) in the UFC on ESPN 12 headliner at the UFC Apex on Saturday night in Las Vegas. Poirier and Hooker also took home “Fight of the Night” honors, as their lightweight clash easily stood out as one of the best of 2020 thus far.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission released a full list of salaries from the event on Monday.

Mike Perry was the card’s second-highest earner, garnering $180,000 for a three-round verdict over Mickey Gall ($50,000) in the evening’s welterweight co-main event. Other notable payouts included Gian Villante, who received $75,000 for a submission loss to Maurice Greene ($60,000) in a featured heavyweight contest, and former PFL champ Philipe Lins, who pocketed $80,000 in a first-round TKO loss to Tanner Boser ($24,000).

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 ESPN 12 Salaries:

Dustin Poirier: $300,000 (includes $150,000 win bonus)
Dan Hooker: $110,000

Mike Perry: $180,000 (includes $90,000 win bonus)
Mickey Gall: $50,000

Maurice Greene: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
Gian Villante: $75,000

Brendan Allen: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
Kyle Daukaus: $12,000

Takashi Sato: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
Jason Witt: $12,000

Julian Erosa: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
Sean Woodson: $12,000

Tanner Boser: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
Philipe Lins: $80,000

Kay Hansen: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
Jinh Yu Frey: $14,000

Youssef Zalal: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
Jordan Griffin: $20,000

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