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Monday, 08/20/2012, 02:36 pm

"Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman" Salary Report | MMA NEWS

The California State Athletic Commission today released the disclosed payroll amounts for last Saturday’s Strikeforce participants.

“Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman took place from the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California. In the main event Ronda Rousey made her first successful title defense against former champion Sarah Kaufman.

The total disclosed payroll for the 18-fighters was $368,000.00 with former middleweight champion, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza, leading the pack with a $94,000 disclosed purse. Behind Jacare was main event fighter and winner, Ronda Rousey.

The full list of disclosed salaries is as follows:

Ronda Rousey: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
def. Sarah Kaufman: $17,000

Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza: $94,000 (includes $22,000 win bonus)
def. Derek Brunson: $13,000

Tarec Saffiedine: $35,000 (includes $17,500 win bonus)
def. Roger Bowling: $10,000

Anthony Smith: $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus)
def. Lumumba Sayers: $7,000

Ovince St. Preux: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus)
def. T.J. Cook: $3,000

Miesha Tate: $38,000 (includes $19,000 win bonus)
def. Julie Kedzie: $5,000

Adian Amagov: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Keith Berry: $2,000

Germaine de Randamie: $15,000 (includes $7,500 win bonus)
def. Hiroko Yamanaka: $8,000

Bobby Green: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Matt Ricehouse: $5,000


17 Responses to “"Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman" Salary Report | MMA NEWS”

  1. Keep Fitch (Forever) says:

    Shit pay im not really a fan of Ronda Rousey, but from all the hyping they gave her u expect her to get paid more.

    • DEE says:

      They should have. She did a whole lot to hype up this fight. She posed, had a reality tv show, sent twitters out everyday, and made all kinds of interviews everyday.

      • g00db0y says:

        i agree with that. i wonder if she has endorsements yet? that’s where they usually rake in…

        • Jake says:

          she has endorsements but yea only getting 40K kinda sucks. Plus who knows if Showtime will her a check for the All Access show.

        • Eh? says:

          Yeah, but fighters have a base yearly salary. She would probably be making at least $60,000 a year regardless of her fights. The fight money (+ Win Bonuses, etc..) is just extra money. That’s one thing people don’t realize. It’s like guys that win the ultimate fighter get a 6 figure contract, so that’s an annual salary excluding their fight money.

  2. killaj says:

    i wonder if they paid them in coins or dollars…

  3. nate says:

    sad, all the fighters that were defeated were paid peanuts.

  4. If she wants to make more money then maybe she should do more then an armbar. After 6 matches I have yet to see her fight.

  5. Po says:

    Julie Kedzie put a fight of the night performance that could easily be a fight of the year candidate. She goes home w/ only 5 grand? Julie showed more heart than most UFC fighters Strikeforce should be ashamed of themselves & I’m at a loss for words. Julie, you reminded me of Chris Lytle putting it all out there for the fans, thank you.

  6. Mik says:

    Haha they do not disclose all that these fighters make, this is just the contract salary there are bonuses, and percentages.

  7. Zulwali says:

    Strikeforce suck, how come the women dont get paid as much and for the losers to get so little aswell…Julie only gets 5k…WTF? i thought that was the fight of the night? someone is getting more then they should in strikeforce…..

  8. Xaninho says:

    I feel bad for T.J Cook. The dude fought his heart out and the only thing he’s got to show for it is $3000 and a neck fracture. I hope he’ll be alright and finds a way to get some sponsors so he can train fulltime.

  9. Mach00man says:

    Put some of those lower seed fighters from UFC on the Strikeforce roster and I bet you will see better fights, more Showtime views and better paydays.

  10. Inyoface says:

    Agreed, I think Strikeforce should be the minor league to UFC for whatever reason, such as coming back from injuries or trying to get a winning streak back.

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