Though neither was in the main event with one actually being part of a preliminary pairing rather than on the televised portion of card, Pat Healy and Gian Villante each came away from last Friday night’s Strikeforce Challengers 18 event as the top earners with matching salaries of $10,000. Both fighters were also the only two competitors to break the five-figure mark with the next closes payday dished out to undefeated Olympic judoka Ronda Rousey ($8,000) for her controversial submission stoppage of opponent Sarah D’Alelio.
Salary information for Strikeforce Challengers 18 was made public by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Headliner Joe Duarte made $6,000 in part due to an attached win bonus resulting from his successful outpointing of apt adversary Jorge Gurgel who earned $5,000 respectively.
The total disclosed payroll for the show was $92,000.
Read below for a complete list of Strikeforce Challengers 18 payouts not including any sponsorship money or event-specific bonuses:
Milton Vieira: $5,000 (includes $2,500 win bonus) def. Sterling Ford: $4,000
Mike Bronzoulis: $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus) def. Chad Leonhardt: $2,500
Nah-Shon Burrell: $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus) def. Lukasz Les: $2,500
Gian Villante: $10,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus) def. Keith Berry: $2,000
Derek Mehmen: $4,000 (includes $2,000 win bonus) def. Roy Jones: $2,000
Ronda Rousey: $8,000 (includes $4,000 win bonus) def. Sarah D’Alelio: $5,000
Nate James: $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus) def. Danillo Villefort: $5,000
Joe Duarte: $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus) def. Jorge Gurgel: $5,000
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