It’s no secret newly crowned Strikeforce champion Dan Henderson loves warm weather. An avid outdoorsman from California with a perpetual tan, Henderson even mentioned his disdain for the Columbus climate a recent conference call promoting this past weekend’s event. Fortunately for “Hendo”, it appears he’ll now be able to thaw his bones out somewhere tropical if he so desires after earning a quarter-million dollars for his title-winning performance over Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante.
Henderson’s pay, along with those of his peers, was released earlier today by the Ohio Athletic Commission.
Fellow main-card fighter Tim Kennedy came in second place in the salary sweepstakes with Cavalcante only making $28,000. Kennedy earned $50,000 for his submission win over Melvin Manhoef.
Meanwhile, female 135-pound champion Marloes Coenen took home $10,000 for her gutsy performance against rising contender Liz Carmouche with Carmouche making $5,000 respectively. The 19-4 Coenen retained her belt after recovering from a fairly sound beating on the ground to lock in a fourth-frame Triangle Choke.
Read below for a complete listing of “Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson” salary results:
John Kuhner – $3,000 (includes $1,500 win bonus) def. J.P. Felty – $1,500
Mitch Whitesel – $3,000 (includes $1,500 win bonus) def. Marc Cofer – $1,500
Brian Rogers – $3,000 (includes $1,500 win bonus) def. Ian Rammel – $1,500
Jason Freeman – $3,000 (includes $1,500 win bonus) def. Jason Riley – $1,500
Jorge Gurgel – $8,000 (includes $4,000 win bonus) def. Billy Vaughn – $1,500
Roger Bowling – $7,000 (includes $3,500 win bonus) def. Josh Thornburg – $2,000
Jorge Masvidal – $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus) def. Billy Evangelista – $20,000
Tim Kennedy – $50,000 (no win bonus) def. Melvin Manhoef – $10,000
Marloes Coenen – $10,000 (no win bonus) def. Liz Carmouche – $5,000
Dan Henderson – $250,000 (no win bonus) def. Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante – $28,000
PHOTO CREDIT – ESTHER LIN / STRIKEFORCE