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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