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Wednesday, 12/21/2011, 04:00 am

MMA NEWS- "Strikeforce Melendez vs. Masvidal" Salary Report: Mousasi & Melendez Top Earners


Last weekend’s Strikeforce event played host to nine professional Mixed Martial Arts fights. The total disclosed payroll released by the California State Athletic Commission came in at $580,000 for all 18 competitors on the night.

Strikeforce lightweight champion, Gilbert Melendez and former Strikeforce light-heavyweight champion, Gegard Mousasi, topped the evening’s payroll with $150,000 each.

The remaining $280,000 was disbursed amongst the other 16 fighters.

“Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal” took place this past Saturday from the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California. In the main event of the evening lightweight champion, Gilbert Melendez successfully defended his title against number one contender, Jorge Masvidal.

The full “Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal” payouts included:

Gilbert Melendez: $150,000 (no win bonus)
def. Jorge Masvidal: $23,000

Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos: $66,000 (includes $33,000 win bonus)
def. Hiroko Yamanaka: $8,000

Gegard Mousasi: $150,000 (no win bonus)
def. Ovince St. Preux: $17,000

K.J. Noons: $65,000 ($30,000 win bonus)
def. Billy Evangelista: $20,000

Caros Fodor: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus)
def. Justin Wilcox: $12,000

Roger Bowling: $14,200 ($7,000 win bonus)*
def. Jerron Peoples: $1,600*

Devin Cole: $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus)
def. Gabriel Salinas-Jones: $3,000

Eddie Mendez: $6,000 ($3,000 win bonus)
def. Fernando Gonzalez: $3,000

Herman Terrado: $6,000 ($3,000 win bonus)
def. Chris Brown: $3,000

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