The 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.