Semifinalists Josh Barnett, Sergei Kharitonov, Daniel Cormier and Antonio “Big Foot” Silva were the top earners at this past weekend’s “Strikeforce Grand Prix: Barnett vs. Kharitonov” event. The total disclosed payroll for the event was $942,000.
The official figures were confirmed by the Ohio Athletic Commission. The event took place this past Saturday, September 10th, at Cincinnati’s U.S. Bank Arena. The night’s main card aired on Showtime, and the preliminary card aired on HDNet.
Barnett and Cormier advanced to the finale of the Strikeforce world heavyweight grand prix with respective semifinal wins over Kharitonov and Silva. Additionally, Luke Rockhold upset Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza to take the Strikeforce middleweight title.
The official fighter salaries:
Josh Barnett: $150,000 (no win bonus)
def. Sergei Kharitonov: $100,000
Daniel Cormier: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)
def. Antonio Silva: $100,000
Luke Rockhold: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
def. Ronaldo Souza: $70,000
Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal: $85,000 (no win bonus)
def. Roger Gracie: $80,000
Pat Healy: $17,500 (includes $5,000 win bonus)
def. Maximo Blanco: $13,000
Mike Kyle: $44,000 (includes $22,000 win bonus)
def. Marcos Rogerio de Lima: $5,000
Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
def. Yoel Romero: $10,000
Jordan Mein: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos: $20,000
Alexis Davis: $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus)
def. Amanda Nunes: $7,500
Dominique Steele: $5,000 (includes $2,000 win bonus)
def. Chris Mierzwiak: $3,000