UFC Fight Night 59 went down last Sunday (January 18, 2015) live on Fox Sports 1 from the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The main event featured a pivotal featherweight bout between “The Notorious” Conor McGregor and Dennis Siver.
In only his second UFC main event, McGregor demolished Siver with a second-round TKO and unsurprisingly pocketed an event-high $170,000 including an $85,000 win bonus. With the win, The Irish sensation also earned himself a shot at long-time featherweight king Jose Aldo, which will probably take place in May. Siver earned $39,000 for his efforts.
In the co-main event, Donald Cerrone faced off with Benson Henderson on just 13 days’ notice after just competing at UFC 182. This was the third time the two met, with Henderson getting the nod the first two times. This time, however, “Cowboy” scored a decision win and earned $146,000 in the process, which included a $73,000 win bonus. Henderson on the other hand, pulled in $48,000 in defeat.
The total disclosed payroll for the event was $831,000. Check out the full list of fighter salaries from the Massachusetts State Athletic Commission courtesy of MMAJunkie below:
Conor McGregor: 0,000 (includes ,000 win bonus) def. Dennis Siver: $39,000
Donald Cerrone: $146,000 (includes $73,000 win bonus) def. Benson Henderson: $48,000
Uriah Hall: ,000 (includes ,000 win bonus) def. Ron Stallings: $10,000
Gleison Tibau: $90,000 (includes $45,000 win bonus) def. Norman Parke: $20,000
Cathal Pendred: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Sean Spencer: $14,000
Lorenz Larkin: $56,000 (includes $28,000 win bonus) def. John Howard: $21,000
Chris Wade: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Zhang Lipeng: $15,000
Patrick Holohan: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Shane Howell: $8,000
Johnny Case: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Frankie Perez: $8,000
Charles Rosa: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Sean Soriano: $8,000
Sean O’Connell: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Matt Van Buren: $10,000
Joby Sanchez: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Tateki Matsuda: $8,000
These figures above are simply base salaries reported to the commission, and do not include entire compensation packages for the event.