Strikeforce Melendez vs Thomson BannerThe CSAC has released the fighter payouts for the Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Thomson event. Keep in mind, these figures represent the base contracted pay the fighter receives from the promotion. These figures do not include sponsorship money, which in many cases exceeds a fighter’s base pay. These numbers also do not account for taxes, insurance, and license fees.

Despite losing his fight, Gilbert Melendez, financially speaking, was still the night’s big winner, earning the highest payout of the night–$50,000.

From MMA Junkie:

The official payroll for the event was $203,200.

The full list of salaries included:

Alexandre Trivino: $1,500 ($500 win bonus)
def. Eric Jacob: $1,000

Jorge Interiano: $1,500 ($500 win bonus)
def. Travis Johnson: $2,000

Cyrillo Padilha: $2,500 ($750 win bonus)
def. Jesse Jones: $2,000

Brian Caraway: $3,000 ($1,000 win bonus)
def. Alvin Cacdac: $3,000

Bobby Stack: $3,000 ($1,000 win bonus)
def. Jose Palacios: $3,000

Chris Cariaso: $6,000 (no win bonus)
def. Anthony Figueroa: $5,000

Jeremiah Metcalf: $8,500 ($5,000 win bonus)
def. Raymond Daniels: $10,000

Miesha Tate: $1,500 ($500 win bonus)
def. Elaina Maxwell: $4,000

Bobby Southworth: $25,000 ($10,000 win bonus)
def. Anthony Ruiz: $200*

Billy Evangelista: $14,000 ($7000 win bonus)
def. Nam Phan: $10,000

Josh Thomson: $35,000 ($15,000 win bonus)
def. Gilbert Melendez: $50,000

Eric Lawson: $8,000 ($1,000 KO/submission bonus)
def. Jesse Gillespie: $3,500

* – Ruiz received the majority of his purse as an advance, which resulted in the small fight purse for this bout.