The Utimate Fighting Championship returned to pay-per-view on Saturday, April 13 for UFC 23 featuring two interim title fights. The main and co-main event delivered in a big way, with fans at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia on their feet.
Dustin Poirier upended Max Holloway in the main event, ending the featherweight champion’s bid to become a two-division champion, while Israel Adesanya rallied in Round 5 to knock off Kelvin Gastelum to claim the interim middleweight championship for one of the most exciting fights of the year.
Holloway, Poirier, Gastelum, and Adesanya all earned $50,000 for their efforts, with the Ultimate Fighting Championship handing out two Fight of the Night bonuses.
To relive the action, the Ultimate Fighting Championship has called on its high-definition, super slow-motion cameras to deliver the promotion’s one-of-a-kind “UFC 235: Fight Motion” highlights. The highlights give you a better idea of just how punishing and damaging the best strikes of the night were.
You can check out the full super slow-motion video highlights from “UFC 236: Fight Motion” below.
UFC 236 Fighter Salaries
Main Card (Pay-per-view)
- Dustin Poirier ($250,000 + no win bonus = $250,000) def. Max Holloway ($350,000)
- Israel Adesanya ($350,000 + no win bonus = $350,000) def. Kelvin Gastelum ($150,000)
- Khalil Rountree ($35,000 + $35,000 = $70,000) def. Eryk Anders ($50,000)
- Dwight Grant ($12,000 + $12,000 = $24,000) def. Alan Jouban ($43,000)
- Nikita Krylov ($80,000 + $80,000 = $160,000) def. Ovince Saint Preux ($86,000)
Preliminary Card (ESPN)
- Matt Frevola ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Jalin Turner ($12,000)
- Alexandre Pantoja ($18,000 + $18,000 = $36,000) def. Wilson Reis ($34,000)
- Max Griffin ($20,000 + $20,000 = $40,000) def. Zelim Imadaev ($10,000)
- Khalid Taha ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Boston Salmon ($10,000)
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
- Belal Muhammad ($35,000 + $35,000 = $70,000) def. Curtis Millender ($31,000)
- Montel Jackson ($12,000 + $12,000 = $24,000) def. Andre Soukhamthath ($22,000)
- Poliana Botelho ($25,000 + $25,000 = $50,000) def. Lauren Mueller ($12,000)
- Brandon Davis ($18,000 + $18,000 = $36,000) def. Randy Costa ($12,000)