UFC Fight Night 70 Salaries: Lyoto Machida Tops List In Florida

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The full UFC Fight Night 70 payouts have been disclosed by the Florida State Boxing Commission for last Saturday night’s (June 27, 2015) event from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, and former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida took home the biggest payday for his brutal knockout loss to Yoel Romero (highlights here) in the main event.

After stirring up controversy with his comments during the post-fight interview, Romero took home $66,000 for his biggest win inside a mixed martial arts (MMA) cage. His salary included $33,000 to show and $33,000 to win.

The full payouts for UFC Fight Night 70 totaled $601,000. The event was hit hard by visa issues, causing it to only feature nine bouts in total. Below are the full salaries for the entire card:

Yoel Romero: $66,000 (includes $33,000 win bonus)
def. Lyoto Machida: $200,000

Lorenz Larkin: $66,000 (includes $33,000 win bonus)
def. Santiago Ponzinibbio: $10,000

Antonio Carlos Junior: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus)
def. Eddie Gordon: $15,000

Thiago “Marreta” Santos: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus)
def. Steve Bosse: $10,000

Hacran Dias: $26,000 (includes $13,000 win bonus)
def. Levan Makashvili: $12,000

Alex Oliveira: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Joe Merritt: $10,000

Leandro Silva: $28,000 (includes $13,000 win bonus)*
def. Lewis Gonzalez: $8,000*

Tony Sims: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Steve Montgomery: $10,000

Sirwan Kakai: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Danny Martinez : $10,000

* Gonzalez missed weight and was forced to pay 20 percent of his purse to Silva

*Disclaimer: Payout figures above do not include deductions for insurance, licenses and/or taxes. They also do not include sponsorship money, which is often a large percentage of each fighter’s profit for a bout. They also do not include any “locker room” or other special discretionary bonuses the UFC often hands out.

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