twitter google

Strikeforce: Barnett Vs. Cormier Fighter Salaries: Josh Barnett, Gilbert Melendez, Daniel Cormier Bring Home The Bacon

The main event fighters – Josh Barnett and Daniel Cormier – along with Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez all made six figures for their performances this past weekend at Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier. MMA Weekly confirmed the numbers with the California State Athletic Commission.

Barnett was the top earner, despite falling to Cormier in the finals of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix. “The Warmaster” made $200,000. Cormier picked up $100,000, which included a $50,000 win bonus.

Melendez, who downed Josh Thomson via decision, made $175,000. For his efforts, Thomson made $90,000.


Daniel Cormier: $100,000 (includes $ 50,000 win bonus) def. Josh Barnett: $200,000

Gilbert Melendez: $ 175,000 (no win bonus) def. Josh Thomson: $90,000

Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante: $66,000 (includes $33,000 win bonus) def. Mike Kyle: $25,000

Chris Spang: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus) def. Nah-Shon Burrell: $7,000

Isaac Vallie–Flagg: $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus) def. Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante: $18,000

Carlos Inocente: $4,000 (includes $2,000 win bonus) def. Virgil Zwicker: $3,000

Gian Villante: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Derrick Mehman: $3,000

Quinn Mulhern: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus) def. Yuri Villefort: $2,500

Bobby Green: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus) def. James Terry: $9,000

Photo credit: Esther Lin/STRIKEFORCE

Follow MMAConvert

Fight Cards

Bellator 163: McGeary vs. Davis

Event Date: November 4, 2016
Broadcast: Spike

UFC Fight Night 98: Dos Anjos vs. Ferguson

Event Date: November 5, 2016
Broadcast: TBD

Bellator 164: Koreshkov vs. Lima

Event Date: November 11, 2016
Broadcast: Spike Sports

UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor

Event Date: November 12, 2016
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 165: Chandler Vs. Henderson

Event Date: November 19, 2016
Broadcast: Spike TV

UFC Fight Night 99: Mousasi vs. Hall 2

Event Date: November 19, 2016
Broadcast: TBD