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UFC Jacksonville: Smith vs. Teixeira salaries - Arlovski leads the card

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Alongside Glover Teixeira’s main event win, longtime heavyweights were the big earners at UFC Jacksonville on Wednesday.

UFC Fight Night Arlovski v Lins Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images

Andrei Arlvoski may have gone through some major low points over the last half decade, but he’s still one of the UFC’s best paid fighters. ‘The Pitbull’ entered Wednesday’s Fight Night card in Jacksonville, FL at as much as a 3-to-1 underdog against Octagon newcomer and former PFL champion Philipe Lins. When he walked out, he was the owner of not just a surprising decision victory, but also the card’s highest fight purse, clocking in at $325,000.

Glover Teixeira and Ben Rothwell followed not far behind, with $280,000 & $260,000 respectively. With fellow headliner Anthony Smith bringing in $130,000 in his losing effort. Complete salaries for the event totaled $1.75 million and an addition $200k in bonus money. MMA Fighting has a complete rundown of the event’s payouts, as delivered by the Florida State Athletic Commission.*

It should be noted, that the Florida Commission does not split purses into show & win, so all fighters are only listed with their total purse. Typically, UFC contracts are structured so that fighters earn a set amount for stepping into the cage, and double that if they walk out with the win.

GLOVER TEIXEIRA - $230,000 + $50,000 POTN Bonus
ANTHONY SMITH - $130,000

BEN ROTHWELL - $260,000
OVINCE ST. PREUX - $95,000

DREW DOBER - $116,000 + $50,000 POTN Bonus

RICKY SIMON - $60,000
RAY BORG - $46,000

PHILIPE LINS - $80,000


SARAH MORAS - $23,000

OMAR MORALES - $24,000

BRIAN KELLEHER - $60,000 + $50,000 FOTN Bonus
HUNTER AZURE - $12,000 + $50,000 FOTN Bonus



$20,000 Tier - Ovince St. Preux, Andrei Arlovski, Michael Johnson
$15,000 Tier - Glover Teixeira, Anthony Smith
$10,000 Tier - Ben Rothwell, Drew Dober, Ray Borg
$5,000 Tier - Alexander Hernandez, Ricky Simon, Thiago Moises, Sijara Eubanks, Sarah Moras, Gabriel Benitez, Brian Kelleher, Chase Sherman
$3,500 Tier - Philipe Lins, Omar Morales, Hunter Azure, Isaac Villanueva

*These numbers are not reflective of any taxes, fees, coaching costs, or other payments athletes may have to make as part of their fight camp. Nor are they reflective of any locker room bonuses, personal sponsorship deals, or other additional undisclosed benefits fighters may receive from competing. These are merely the raw UFC bout agreement numbers, as reported by the commission.