Florida State Boxing Commission has released the disclosed salaries for all the contestants who competed in Saturday’s “UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Romero” event.
Despite getting knocked out cold after eating a flurry of elbows, Lyoto Machida (pictured) was the night’s highest earner. Machida pocketed $200,000 for merely stepping into the cage.
Romero, meanwhile, made just $66,000 with half of his paycheck coming via win bonus.
Please keep in mind, the numbers that get reported to the athletic commissions are only of what’s required. These figures do not include deductions for items such as licenses and taxes.
Additionally, they do not contain money paid by sponsors or any bonuses from the UFC. These royalties can include Fight Night bonuses, top secret discretionary bonuses, etc., which can oftentimes represent a substantial portion of a fighter’s total income.
Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida hosted Saturday’s event.
Here are the official salaries for UFC Fight Night 70 (courtesy of MMAJunkie.com):
(Total disclosed payroll: $601,000)
Sirwan Kakai: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Defeated Danny Martinez : $10,000
Leandro Silva: $28,000 ($13,000 to show, $13,000 to win, $2,000 from Gonzalez)*
Defeated Lewis Gonzalez: $8,000
Alex Oliveira: $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 to win)
Defeated Joe Merritt: $10,000
Hacran Dias: $26,000 ($13,000 to show, $13,000 to win)
Defeated Levan Makashvili: $12,000
Thiago “Marreta” Santos: $32,000 ($16,000 to show, $16,000 to win)
Defeated Steve Bosse: $10,000
Antonio Carlos Junior: $34,000 ($17,000 to show, $17,000 to win)
Defeated Eddie Gordon: $15,000
Lorenz Larkin: $66,000 ($33,000 to show, $33,000 to win)
Defeated Santiago Ponzinibbio: $10,000
Yoel Romero: $66,000 ($33,000 to show, $33,000 to win)
Defeated Lyoto Machida: $200,000
* – Gonzalez forfeits 20 percent of purse to Silva for missing weight