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“Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Kharitonov” fighter salaries

Zuffa paid out a total of $942,000 in salaries to the fighters that competed at “Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Kharitonov” on Saturday, Sept. 10, at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Headliner Josh Barnett topped the fighter payroll, bringing in $150,000 for his first round submission win over Sergei Kharitonov in the Strikeforce Heavyweight GP semifinals.

In the other semifinal tournament bout, Daniel Cormier brought home a pay day of $100,000 for his first round knockout of Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva.

In the night’s lone championship bout, Luke Rockhold pocketed $50,000 for his unanimous decision win over Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza to take home the Strikeforce middleweight title.

The full “Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Kharitonov” fighter salaries are as follows:

Josh Barnett: $150,000 (no win bonus)
def. Sergei Kharitonov: $100,000

Daniel Cormier: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)
def. Antonio Silva: $100,000

Luke Rockhold: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
def. Ronaldo Souza: $70,000

Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal: $85,000 (no win bonus)
def. Roger Gracie: $80,000

Pat Healy: $17,500 (includes $5,000 win bonus)
def. Maximo Blanco: $13,000

Mike Kyle: $44,000 (includes $22,000 win bonus)
def. Marcos Rogerio de Lima: $5,000

Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
def. Yoel Romero: $10,000

Jordan Mein: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos: $20,000

Alexis Davis: $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus)
def. Amanda Nunes: $7,500

Dominique Steele: $5,000 (includes $2,000 win bonus)
def. Chris Mierzwiak: $3,000

Keep in mind these are the base salaries reported to the commission. These figures do not represent money fighters may earn through sponsorships or discretionary bonuses that may be paid out by the promotion. The figures also do not represent the money fighters pay out in expenses such as taxes, licensing fees, etc.

HT: MMAJunkie

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