B.J. Penn suffered his fifth consecutive defeat in the Octagon on Sunday night, but he was compensated handsomely for his efforts.
Penn earned an event-high $150,000 for his unanimous decision loss to Dennis Siver ($78,000) in a featured featherweight bout at UFC Fight Night 112 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla. The Oklahoma State Athletic Commission recently released salary information from the event.
UFC Fight Night 112 saw Kevin Lee earn a controversial submission victory over Michael Chiesa in the evening’s main event when Lee applied a rear-naked choke and referee Mario Yamasaki halted the lightweight contest before Chiesa could tap or be rendered unconscious. Lee earned $88,000 in victory, while Chiesa pocketed $36,000 in defeat.
Other notable earners included Tim Boetsch, who garnered $134,000 for a second-round stoppage of ex-welterweight champ Johny Hendricks ($100,000) and Clay Guida, who collected $100,000 for a unanimous verdict against Erik Koch ($24,000).
UFC Fight Night 112 Salaries:
Kevin Lee: $88,000 (includes $44,000 win bonus)
Michael Chiesa $36,000
Tim Boetsch: $134,000 (includes $67,000 win bonus)
Johny Hendricks $100,000
Felice Herrig: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
Justine Kish $14,000
Dominick Reyes: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
Joachim Christensen $16,000
Tim Means: $78,000 (includes $39,000 win bonus)
Alex Garcia $31,000
Dennis Siver: $78,000 (includes $39,000 win bonus)
B.J. Penn: $150,000
Clay Guida: $110,000 (includes $55,000 win bonus)
Erik Koch: $24,000
Marvin Vettori: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
Vitor Miranda: $18,000
Carla Esparza: $66,000 (includes $33,000 win bonus)
Maryna Moroz: $23,000
Darrell Horcher: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
Devin Powell: $10,000
Jared Gordon: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Michel Quinones: $10,000
Tony Martin: $38,000 (includes $19,000 win bonus)
Johnny Case: $23,000
Jeremy Kimball: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
Josh Stansbury: $12,000