Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza earned nearly $100,000 for his knockout victory over Derek Brunson this past weekend at Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman.
Souza, who likely placed himself in a future Strikeforce middleweight championship match, picked up $94,000. Included in that total was a win bonus of $22,000.
Ronda Rousey, who successfully defended her Strikeforce bantamweight title with a first round submission victory over Sarah Kaufman, earned $40,000.
The numbers, which were released to MMAWeekly.com by the California Athletic Commission, do not include any type of locker room or sponsorship money.
STRIKEFORCE: ROUSEY VS. KAUFMAN SALARIES
Ronda Rousey: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
Sarah Kaufman: $17,000
Ronaldo Jacare Souza: $94,000 (includes $22,000 win bonus)
Derek Brunson: $13,000
Tarec Saffiedine: $35,000 (includes $17,500 win bonus)
Roger Bowling: $10,000
Anthony Smith: $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus)
Lumumba Sayers: $7,000
Ovince St. Preux: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus)
T.J. Cook: $3,000
Miesha Tate: $38,000 (includes $19,000 win bonus)
Julie Kedzie: $5,000
Adlan Amagov: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Keith Berry: $2,000
Germaine de Randamie: $15,000 (includes $7,500 win bonus)
Hiroko Yamanaka: $8,000
Bobby Green: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Matt Ricehouse: $5,000