Fighters in the UFC Fight Night 90 event received UFC Athlete Outfitting pay, which began after the UFC made a $167,500 deal with Reebok.
Mike Pyle and Roy Nelson, both fighting vets, got the biggest non-title payouts.
In the evening’s co-feature, Roy Nelson (8-9 UFC, 21-13 MMA) took home $15,000 after losing by split decision to Derrick Lewis (7-2 UFC, 16-4 MMA). Mike Pyle (10-7 UFC, 27-12-1 MMA) meanwhile, also got $15,000, losing to Alberto Mina (3-0 UFC, 13-0 MMA) by a knockout in the second round, occurring in the night’s last preliminary fight.
UFC Fight Night 90 was held at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena.
In the headliner, Eddie Alvarez (3-1 UFC, 25-8 MMA), the former Bellator lightweight champion, became the first fighter to have belts in that promotion, after taking out former champion Rafael dos Anjos (14-6 UFC, 25-8 MMA) in the first round.
Going into the fight as the champion, dos Anjos earned $40,000, and the challenger Alvarez picked up $30,000.