“Strikeforce: Evolution” fighter salaries; “King Mo” fined for post-fight celebration

The California State Athletic Commission has released the official fighter payroll for “Strikeforce: Evolution”, which took place at the HP Pavilion on Dec. 19 in San Jose.

The king of the cage, the man taking home the most money for the night, despite being KTFO by Scott Smith was Cung Le. A sweet $150,000 paycheck should help ease Cung’s pain of suffering his first professional defeat.

On the other end of the spectrum was Daisuke Nakamura. This Japanese Pride and Dream veteran received only $200* (yes – two hundred dollars) for his unanimous decision loss to Justin Wilcox in their preliminary card bout.

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UFC 106 fighter salaries

The UFC 106 fighter salaries have been released by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, and the total disclosed fighter payroll was $1,021,000. Main event fighters Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin were the highest paid fighters on the card.

A former UFC Light Heavyweight Champ, Griffin earned $100,000 to step back in the Octagon with Tito Ortiz, and earned another $150,000 as a bonus for getting the split decision victory.

Also a former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion (the longest reigning in UFC history), Ortiz took home a flat rate of $250,000. Win or lose, he would have made the same amount.

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Strikeforce compensates both Davis and Miller for cancelled fight

Deray Davis and Mark Miller weighed in for their Nov. 7 Strikeforce fight, however, due to time constraints, the fight did not happen.
Deray Davis and Mark Miller weighed in for their Nov. 7 Strikeforce fight, however, due to time constraints, the fight did not happen.

Strikeforce Director of Communications Mike Afromowitz confirmed with ProMMA.info today, that both Mark Miller and Deray Davis not only received their show money, but each fighter was also given their win bonuses.

The decision was made once a subsequent fight could not be secured for each fighter on a local promotion’s upcoming event. This was the honorable thing to do for the San Jose based promotion and will go a long way in building integrity for the organization.

The welterweight fight between Miller and Davis was originally slated to be on the undercard of the Nov. 7 Fedor-Rogers event that took place in Hoffman Estates, Ill. and aired live on CBS.

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“UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun” fighter salaries

The “UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun” fighter salaries have been released by the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC). The highest paid fighter of the night was main event winner Lyoto Machida who took home $200,000. His opponent “Shogun” Rua was paid $155,000.

Razak Al-Hassan, who lost a split decision to Kyle Kingsbury, was low man on the totem pole, taking home $3,000. Kingsbury took home $8,000 to show and $8,000 to win for a total of $16,000.

The UFC 104 total fighter payroll was $922,000. Here are the official fighter salaries:

MAIN CARD

  • Lyoto Machida $200,000 (no win bonus) def. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua $155,000
  • Cain Velasquez $70,000 (includes $35,000 win bonus) def. Ben Rothwell $50,000
  • Gleison Tibau $38,000 (includes $19,000 win bonus) def. Josh Neer $14,000
  • Joe Stevenson $94,000 (includes $47,000 win bonus) def. Spencer Fisher $26,000
  • Anthony Johnson $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus) def. Yoshiyuki Yoshida $12,000*

*Johnson forfeited 20-percent of his $15,000 show money for missing weight

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“Minotauro” top earner as UFC 102 fighter payroll totals nearly $1.3 million

UFC 102 fighters earned a total disclosed payroll of $1,285,000 for their efforts this past weekend at the Rose Garden Arena in Portland, Ore.

The highest earner of the night was main event winner Antonio “Minotauro” Nogueira who took home a total of $400,000. Nick Catone was the lowest earner on the card. He lost a split decision to Mark Munoz in the prelims and took home $5,000 for his troubles.

Just possibly the highest paid preliminary card fighter in history was Gabriel Gonzaga who took home a nice $120,000 for his utter decimation and castration of Chris Tuchscherer.

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WEC 42 salaries and bonuses

On Monday, the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) released the official fighter purses for “WEC 42: Torres vs. Bowles” which took place Sun., Aug. 9, at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.

Although losing his WEC Bantamweight Title via first round knockout, Miguel “Angel” Torres was the highest paid fighter on the card, taking home $25,000 for his main event efforts. His opponent, Brian Bowles, improving his undefeated record to 8-0, took home a base pay of $9,000, plus $9,000 to win, for a total of $18,000.

The low man on the totem pole was Fredson Paixao who lost via split decision to Cole Province in an un-aired preliminary bout. The 8-4 Brazilian earned $2,000 for his second appearance inside the WEC cage.

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UFC 100 fighter salaries

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the fighter salaries for UFC 100 as promoters are required by law to submit the salary information to the athletic commission.

Also included are bonuses of a record $100,000 for Fight of the Night to Yoshihiro Akiyama and Alan Belcher, Knockout of the Night to Dan Henderson and Submission of the Night to Tom Lawlor. The total payroll for UFC 100 was: $1,790,000 with a live gate of $5.1 million.

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June 19 Strikeforce Challengers fighter salaries

The fighter salaries for the June 19 “Strikeforce Challengers: Villasenor vs. Cyborg” event at the ShoWare Center in Kent, Wash., have been released by the Washington State Dept. of Licensing’s Professional Athletics Program.

According to the report from MMAJunkie, the total disclosed payroll for the Strikeforce event which aired on Showtime was $198,500.

The night’s top earner was main event winner Joey Villasenor who pocketed $48,000, while the low men on the totem pole were preliminary card fighters Taylor Roberts, George Stork, and Alex Zuniga, who all earned $1,000 each.

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UFC dishes out the dough with “TUF 9 Finale” fighter salaries

According to the Nevada State Athletic Commission, the UFC paid out a total of $630,000 in disclosed fighter salaries and bonuses for The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale on Saturday night.

The total payout is a huge jump from The Ultimate Fighter 8 Finale, where the total payout including bonuses was $289,000. The fact that six fighters received “Fight of the Night” bonuses, as opposed to the normal two fighters, obviously attributed to a large part of the increase.

Diego “Nightmare” Sanchez took home the largest chunk of the payout, receiving $115,000 ($45,000 base salary, $45,000 win bonus, and $25,000 Fight of the Night bonus). Joe “Daddy” Stevenson was second on the list, taking home $95,000 ($35,000 base salary, $35,000 win bonus, and $25,000 Fight of the Night bonus).

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“Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Diaz” fighter salaries and live gate

On April 11th, STRIKEFORCE: SHAMROCK vs. DIAZ took place at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California and was broadcast live on Showtime.

15,211 MMA fans showed up to watch the event live with a total gate from ticket sales at $750,000.

The total fighter payroll was $633,445. Although Frank Shamrock lost to Nick Diaz via TKO in the main event, “The Legend” was still able to walk away as the big winner for the night when it came to salary with a sweet $369,790 paycheck.

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