NSAC Releases World Series of Fighting Payroll

November 4, 2012 11:05 am by Bryan Levick


Andrei Arlovski was the big earner from last night’s inaugural World Series of Fighting event that was held in Las Vegas and broadcast on the NBC Sports Network.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission released the figures for all 20 fighters this morning. Arlovski, the former UFC Heavyweight Champion took home $60K for a little over a half of a round of work.

Anthony Johnson was next on the list as the welterweight turned light heavyweight earned $55K for his first round knockout of Travis Bartlett. It’s safe to say that “Rumble” would’ve earned a Knockout of the Night bonus had the WSOF given out such awards.

The total payroll came to $352K. As usual these numbers don’t reflect any income the fighters generate from sponsorships or bonuses.

Here is the complete break down:

Preliminary Card Fighters:

Tyson Steele- $5K to show and $5K to win- $10K

Gregor Gracie- $25K to show

Brian Cobb- $6K to show and $6K to win- $12K

Ronys Torres- $12K to show

Steve Carl- $8K to show and $8K to win- $16K

Ramico Blackmon- $10K to show

Josh Burkman- $8K to show and $8K to win- $16K

Gerald Harris- $15K to show

Gesias “J.Z.” Cavalcante- $7K to show and $7K to win- $14K

T.J. O’Brien- $5K to show

David Branch- $8K to show and $8K to win- $16K

Dustin Jacoby- $5K to show

Main Card Fighters:

Andrei Arlovski- $30K to show and $30K to win- $60K

Devin Cole- $10K to show

Anthony Johnson- $30K to show and $25K to win- $55K

D.J. Linderman- $10K to show

Marlon Moraes- $6K to show and $6K to win- $12K

Miguel Torres- $18K to show

Tyrone Spong- $20K to show and $7K to win- $27K

Travis Bartlett- $4K to show

As you can see some of the guys who won made less than the guys they beat. Steele earned $15K less than Gracie and Moraes earned $6K less than Torres. Burkman made just $1K more than Harris despite picking up the win.



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