UFC Fight Night 70 Fighter Salaries: Lyoto Machida Earns Most Despite Loss


Despite losing by knockout in the main event this past weekend, Lyoto Machida handily tops the UFC Fight Night 70 fighter salary list.

Machida, who was finished by Yoel Romero in the third round of their main event fight in Hollywood, Florida, earned a reported $200,000 for the bout, while Romero cleared $66,000 — $33,000 for showing up and another $33,000 for winning. Romero earned an additional $50,000 bonus for knocking out Machida, bringing his reported total to $116,000.

Below is the complete UFC Fight Night 70 fighter salaries.

Main Card (FOX Sports 1):

– Yoel Romero ($33,000 + $33,000 = $66,000) def. Lyoto Machida ($200,000)
– Lorenz Larkin ($33,000 + $33,000 = $66,000) def. Santiago Ponzinibbio ($10,000)
– Antonio Carlos Junior ($17,000 + $17,000 = $34,000) def. Eddie Gordon ($15,000)
– Thiago Santos ($16,000 + $16,000 = $32,000) def. Steve Bosse ($10,000)
– Hacran Dias ($13,000 + $13,000 = $26,000) def. Levan Makashvill ($12,000)

Preliminary Card (FOX Sports 2):

– Alex Oliveira ($12,000 + $12,000 = $24,000) def. Joe Merritt ($10,000)
– Leandro Silva ($13,000 + $13,000 + $2,000* = $28,000) def. Lewis Gonzalez ($8,000*)
– Tony Sims ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Steve Montgomery ($10,000)
– Sirwan Kakai ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Danny Martinez ($10,000)

*Silva foreited 20-percent of his purse to Gonzalez after missing weight

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