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UFC on ESPN 12 salaries released; Dustin Poirier is the event’s top earner

The UFC on ESPN 12 salaries have been released and Dustin Poirier left Saturday’s event has the highest paid fighter.

Poirier earned a close unanimous decision win over Dan Hooker and walked away with a total of $300,000 after his win. That number does not include his “Fight of the Night” bonus.

“The Diamond” was one of three fighters to make six-figure paydays. Hooker earned $110,00 despite losing in the main event and co-main event winner Mike Perry earned $180,000, making him the second highest earner on the card.

Sean Woodson, Jason Witt and Kyle Daukaus were the lowest paid fighters from the event, as all three men made $12,000.

MMA Junkie received a list of the UFC on ESPN 12 salaries from the Nevada Athletic Commission and the salaries are listed below. Please note that those numbers do not include deductions for items such as insurance, licenses and taxes. They also do not include sponsorship money or additional bonuses.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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