‘UFC Fight Night: Phoenix’ salary report

January 17, 2017 5:13 pm by Evan Bell
Yair Rodriguez BJ Penn fight

Sunday evening in Phoenix, Arizona, the UFC held ‘UFC Fight Night 103’, which was headlined by a highly anticipated featherweight scrap between streaking contender Yair Rodriguez and UFC Hall of Famer BJ Penn which saw Rodriguez earn the biggest win of his career as he TKOd Penn in the second. In the co-main event, fan-favorite fighter Joe Lauzon stepped into the Octagon to face submission ace Marcin Held in a fight which saw Lauzon win a controversial split decision.

Joe Lauzon

In addition, the card played host to several stellar performances, most notably Aleksi Oleinik’s ezekiel choke from bottom mount position which left fight fans in awe.

Below are the full payouts from the event, courtesy of MMAJunkie:

Yair Rodriguez: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)
def. B.J. Penn: $150,000

Joe Lauzon: $116,000 (includes $58,000 win bonus)
def. Marcin Held: $20,000

Ben Saunders: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
def. Court McGee: $35,000

Sergio Pettis: $54,000 (includes $27,000 win bonus)
def. John Moraga: $28,000

Drakkar Klose: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Devin Powell: $10,000

Augusto Mendes: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Frankie Saenz: $20,000

Aleksei Oleinik: $48,000 (includes $24,000 win bonus)
def. Viktor Pesta: $10,000

Tony Martin: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus)
def. Alex White: $14,000

Nina Ansaroff: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger: $10,000

Walt Harris: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Chase Sherman: $10,000

Joachim Christensen: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Bojan Mihajlovic: $10,000

Cyril Asker: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Dmitrii Smoliakov: $10,000

UFC Octagon

As always, the above-mentioned numbers do not take into account a fighter’s expenses, money earned through the UFC’s sponsorship with Reebok, or post-fight bonuses.

Yair Rodriguez and Aleksei Oleinik both banked an extra $50,000 for earning ‘Performance of the Night’ bonuses. In addition, Augusto Mendes and Frankie Saenz both earned $50,000 for their ‘Fight of the Night’.

To read the full Reebok sponsorship payouts, head to THIS LINK.

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 1/17/2017.



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