Despite losing in the main event, UFC Hall of Fame fighter BJ Penn topped the UFC Fight Night 103: Rodriguez vs. Penn disclosed fighter payroll.
According to the Arizona Boxing and MMA Commission, Penn was paid a disclosed $150,000 in losing to rising star Yair Rodriguez, who netted $100,000 in victory. Rodriguez also earned a Performance of the Night bonus, which is not part of the fighter salaries, which added $50,000 to his bottomline.
Though he didn’t felt like he won his fight with Marcin Held, 23-fight UFC veteran Joe Lauzon was paid $116,000 for the split-decision victory.
UFC Fight Night 103: Rodriguez vs. Penn took place on Sunday, Jan. 15, at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix.
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UFC Fight Night 103: Rodriguez vs. Penn Fighter Salaries
- 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. Dmitry Smoliakov: $10,000
UFC Fight Night 103 Disclosed Fighter Payroll: $841,000
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