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Monday, 03/05/2012, 01:39 pm

“Strikeforce Tate vs. Rousey” Salary Report

The “Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey” Salary report from the Ohio State Athletic Commission is in and topping the list of disclosed payrolls was Ronaldo Jacare Souza who took home $92,000 for this third round submission victory over Bristol Marunde.

The total disclosed payroll for the event was $543,000.00.

“Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey” took place this past Saturday from Columbus, Ohio’s Nationwide Arena. In the main event the female bantamweight title changed hands when Ronda Rousey submitted Miesha Tate in the very first round of action.

Former Strikeforce lightweight champion, Josh Thomson, took home the second highest disclosed salary with $80,000.00 and event headliner Ronda Rousey took home $32,000.00 in her successful bid to take Miesha Tate’s bantamweight title.

The full list of disclosed Salaries is as follows:

Ronda Rousey: $32,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus)
def. Miesha Tate: $19,000

Josh Thomson: $80,000 (no win bonus)
def. K.J. Noons: $38,000

Kazuo Misaki: $50,000 (no win bonus)
def. Paul Daley: $45,000

Lumumba Sayers: $10,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus)
Scott Smith: $65,000

Ronaldo Souza: $92,000 (includes $22,000) win bonus)
def. Bristol Marunde: $10,000

Sarah Kaufman: $25,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Alexis Davis: $4,000

Roger Bowling: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Brandon Saling: $5,000

Pat Healy: $22,500 (includes $5,000 win bonus)
def. Carlos Fodor: $12,000

Ryan Couture: $10,000 (no win bonus)
def. Conor Heun: $8,000

Read More: Miesha Tate (News), Ronda Rousey (News), Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey


23 Responses to ““Strikeforce Tate vs. Rousey” Salary Report”

  1. James Kim says:

    Why do women get paid so low? Honestly the women matches were far more exciting than the men’s. That’s some horse shit right there.

  2. m says:

    hope strikeforce at least covers their medical.

  3. 808 says:

    The women negotiate for their pay just like the men do. Rousey’s contract should be up soon, so she should be making Josh Thomson money soon.

  4. g says:

    It is bizarre that a current champion (at the time) only got $20,000.00 for one fight. I mean, damn, show some respect to your title-holders. Oh well. This shit is chump change when compared to the UFC fighters’ salaries.

  5. Nando says:

    If you’re not in the UFC, be prepared to work two jobs

  6. What?!!
    The girls had far superior fights;(

    They need to negotiate that shit better.

  7. Griz says:

    Wish rousey was paid top dollar! She deserves equal pay!

  8. Richard says:

    Why the Fuck did Scott Smith get paid $65,000!? He is a joke of a MMA fighter. his salary should have gone to Rousey.

  9. ry tay says:

    it’s because most mma fans can’t name more than 4 woman fighters. people are just not that into it yet, but ronda looks like she might change that – she’s the BJ Penn of WMMA

    • spiritsplice says:

      So she will drop the title next and rack up a bunch of losses to less skilled opponents, come in out of shape and unmotivated and be a punching bag for someone?

  10. TrollGuy says:

    the less sponsor you have the low the money you will got

  11. T.J. says:

    Equality please.

  12. says:

    45K to Paul Daley? Helllll no …

  13. Johnny Mercado says:

    God Damn Fighters Get Fucked on the pay. They need a Union like boxing has that way every fighter is taken care of. This shit is Ridiculous!!

  14. Nicky Francis says:

    The women in the main event title fight made a fraction of the scrubs on the undercard???
    Scott Smith had lost four of his last five. Whose D is he sucking to get 65k a fight?
    Also, I dispute that the average fan doesn’t know the female fighters. Carano and Cyborg have to be near-household names for people slightly interested in the sport, and this last fight are definitely putting both Rousey and Tate on the radar.

  15. wefwe says:

    Females get paid less because they get less wiewers.
    In my opinion fighting is more natural to males

  16. Jimmy says:

    called contracts people they enter the organization at a low rate for say a 6 fights, doesn’t matter if they win a title in 2 fight they will still get paid that rate till its up.and this is Strikeforce they was about to go under why the UFC was able to come in and buy it

  17. Berto840 says:

    There salary is shit.

  18. Tankfitch says:

    You guys also need to think about sponsors. Od bet ronda got another 15 to 20 thousand from her sponsors for wearing their logos

  19. daveeeeee says:

    how the hell is scott smith even in SF let alone maing more moneyb the paul daily and half the other peeps…daily smashed him 3 fights ago and he still makes more…daily is getting robbed decision after deciosin in SF..also souza is the highest paid,,i cant belive the payments…i can see kj noons not making anything…kj always was shit he was just brought in for the elite xc home town kid…..they tried to hype his name and since then he has been favored.,.i dont know why he sucks….but so does thompson,,,thomson is always talking like he dont get enouigh resosct and bla bla..see what happen in ufc thompson,..youll be injured annother 2 years

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