Cris Cyborg earns $25,000 purse, 45-day medical suspension for Lion Fight 14 loss

Lion Fight

Cris "Cyborg" Justino may have fallen short on Friday night at Lion Fight 14, but she still topped opponent Jorina Baars in one major way: salary.

Cyborg, Invicta FC's current featherweight champion, earned $25,000 for her third foray into professional kickboxing, according to information released to MMAFighting.com by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).

By contrast, the still undefeated Baars took home a reported purse of $5,000 for her unanimous decision victory over Cyborg, which took place at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas NV.

The longer, taller and more experienced Baars battered a game Cyborg for five rounds, dropping the MMA fighter several times with a dazzling array of front kicks and knees to claim Lion Fight's inaugural women's welterweight title. Three ringside judges scored the contest 49-45, 48-45, and 49-44, all in Baars' favor.

"It's a different sport," a beaten but still smiling Cyborg said afterward. "I compete sometimes in jiu-jitsu as a world champ, and I tried to be a champ (in kickboxing).

"Who inside MMA that's a champion goes to fight Muay Thai? Nobody. But I love competing."

Cyborg also received a 45-day medical suspension from the NSAC following the conclusion of the bout, with no contact allowed until April 28, 2014.

A complete list of Lion Fight 14 salaries and medical suspensions can be seen below.

Lion Fight 14 salaries

  • Gregory Choplin ($6,000) def. Marco Pique ($5,000)
  • Jorina Baars ($5,000) def. Cris Cyborg ($25,000)
  • Shane Oblonsky ($2,500) def. Malaipet ($6,500)
  • Eddie Abasolo ($1,000) def. Jonathon Wyderko ($1,000)
  • Victor Saravia ($700) def. Anthony Castrejon ($2,000)
  • Gaston Bolanos ($700) def. Brian Del Rosario ($700)

Lion Fight 14 medical suspensions

  • Brian Del Rosario: Suspended until 05/28/14; no contact until 05/13/14
  • Cris Cyborg: Suspended until 05/13/14; no contact until 04/28/14
  • Malaipet: Suspended until 05/13/14; no contact until 04/28/14
  • Anthony Castrejon: Suspended until 05/13/14; no contact until 04/28/14
  • Jorina Baars: Suspended until 04/28/14; no contact until 04/19/14
  • Shane Oblonsky: Suspended until 04/28/14; no contact until 04/19/14; knee injury
  • Jonathon Wyderko: Suspended until 04/28/14; no contact until 04/19/14

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