UFC Fight Night 70: Machida vs. Romero was held last Saturday June 27th at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida. The headline for the event was former middleweight champion Lyoto Machida against Cuban Yoel Romero. Here is a rundown of which fighters won and lost when it comes to their payday.
The biggest winner, even though he lost the fight, was Machida. Machida took home a cool $200,000 in his knockout lose to Romero. The loss is his second in a row and quickly dashes any hopes of making another run at the title. Folks at Boraie Development noted that Romero scored the biggest win of his career and took home $66,000 which also includes a bonus of $33,000.
After making the decision to move down a weight class, Lorenz Larkin wins his second in a row against Santiago Ponzinibbio with a technical knockout in the second round. Larkin earned himself $66,000, which included a $33,000 bonus, while Ponzinibbio took home a measly $10,000.
Thiago Santos landed beautiful head kick to take out Steve Bosse. Santos netted himself $32,000 which included a $16,000 bonus while his opponent took home only $10,000. Also on the undercard were several other low level fights which included Sirwan Kakai against Danny Martinez. Santos only earned $20,000 with a $10,000 bonus, while Kakai only took home $10,000.
The overall total payroll for UFC Fight Night 70 was reported as a total of $601,000.