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Strikeforce ‘Tate vs. Rousey’ Fighter Salaries

MoneyThe OAC has released the fighter payouts for Strikeforce “Tate vs. Rousey.” Keep in mind, these figures represent the base contracted pay the fighter receives from the promotion. These figures do not include any additional bonuses or sponsorship money, which in many cases exceeds a fighter’s base pay. These numbers also do not account for taxes, insurance, and license fees.

Former Strikeforce middleweight champion Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza led the pack with a $92,000 payday. Josh Thomson was close behind with $80,000 followed by Scott Smith with $65,000 and Kazuo Misaki with $50,000. Meanwhile, Strikeforce certainly got a lot of bang for their buck in the main event. Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey, who did a great job selling the show, only made off with disclosed $19,000 and $32,000 paydays. Hopefully they got a little extra in the form of undisclosed bonuses for their stellar performances both in and out of the cage.


Courtesy of MMA Junkie:

  • Ronda Rousey: $32,000 ($15k + $17k win bonus)
    Miesha Tate: $19,000
  • Josh Thomson: $80,000 (no win bonus)
    K.J. Noons: $38,000
  • Kazuo Misaki: $50,000 (no win bonus)
    Paul Daley: $45,000
  • Lumumba Sayers: $10,000 ($5k + $5k)
    Scott Smith: $65,000
  • Ronaldo Souza: $92,000 ($70k + $22k)
    Bristol Marunde: $10,000
  • Sarah Kaufman: $25,000 ($15k + $10k)
    Alexis Davis: $4,000
  • Roger Bowling: $16,000 ($8k + $8k)
    Brandon Saling: $5,000
  • Pat Healy: $22,500 ($17.5k + $5k)
    Carlos Fodor: $12,000
  • Ryan Couture: $10,000 (no win bonus)
    Conor Heun: $8,000

Total Payout

A disclosed total of $543,500 was paid out to the fighters.

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