UFC 291: Poirier vs. Gaethje 2 Payouts & Fighters Salaries

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Justin Gaethje is seen before his mixed martial arts bout at UFC Fight Night, Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Philadelphia.
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Anatoly Pimentel @AnatolyPimentel Jul 30, 2023, 5:02 PM
  • Here’s a list of all fighters’ payouts for UFC 291: Poirier vs. Gaethje 2.
  • Dustin Poirier has the highest payout at $1,470,000.
  • Three fighters received over $1,000,000.

UFC’s newest “BMF” champion was crowned in the main event of UFC 291 inside the Delta Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, as Justin Gaethje (25-4) knocked out Dustin Poirier (29-8) in the second round of their fight via head kick. The victory also boosted Gaethje’s UFC odds of cracking another title shot for the undisputed lightweight title after coming up short in his first two attempts in October 2020 and May 2022.

Other than Gaethje, three other finishes from the card were awarded as Kevin Holland, Bobby Green, and Derrick Lewis secured an additional $50,000 for their respective finishes of their opponents during the main card. Holland submitted Michael Chiesa in the first round, Green submitted Tony Ferguson in the third round, and Lewis TKO’ed Marcos Rogerio de Lima.

See the complete list of fighters’ payout below.

UFC 291: Poirier vs. Gaethje 2 Payouts & Fighters Salaries

FighterEstimated Total Payout
Dustin Poirier$1,470,000
Justin Gaethje$1,360,000
Jan Blachowicz$1,010,000
Alex Pereira$850,000
Derrick Lewis$465,000
Marcos Rogerio de Lima$105,000
Tony Ferguson$415,000
Bobby Green$310,000
Michael Chiesa$105,000
Kevin Holland$370,000
Gabriel Bonfim$56,000
Trevin Giles$105,000
Roman Kopylov$65,000
Claudio Ribeiro$35,000
CJ Vergara$69,400
Vinicius Salvador$17,600
Jake Matthews$220,000
Darrius Flowers$16,000
Matthew Semelsberger$49,000
Uros Medic$65,000
Miranda Maverick$180,000
Priscila Cachoeira$90,000

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Anatoly Pimentel

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Anatoly Pimentel is an NBA and MMA writer previously featured in ASEAN Sports, Asian Persuasion MMA, and Overtime Heroics MMA. He graduated from Adamson University with a B.A in Communication and is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM.

Anatoly Pimentel is an NBA and MMA writer previously featured in ASEAN Sports, Asian Persuasion MMA, and Overtime Heroics MMA. He graduated from Adamson University with a B.A in Communication and is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM.