Justin Wilcox dominated the main event, the ringside physician recommending the fight be stopped after the opening stanza, declaring Rodrigo Damm unfit to continue.
Strikeforce Challengers 15 took place Friday, April 1, at Stock Arena in Stockton, California.
The following figures are based on the fighter salary information that promoters are required by law to submit to the state athletic commissions, including the winners’ bonuses.
Although mixed martial arts fighters do not have collective bargaining or a union, the fighters’ salaries are still public record, just as with every other major sport in the United States. Any undisclosed bonuses that a promoter also pays its fighters, but does not disclose to the athletic commissions (specifically, pay-per-view bonuses, fight of the night bonuses, etc.), are not included in the figures below.
STRIKEFORCE CHALLENGERS 15 MAIN CARD FIGHTERS
-Justin Wilcox: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Rodrigo Damm: $15,000
-Caros Fodor: $10,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus) def. David Douglas: $2,500
-Lorenz Larkin: $4,000 (includes $2,000 win bonus) def. Scott Lighty: $2,000
-James Terry: $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus) def. Josh Thornburg: $2,000
-Damion Douglas: $2,000 (includes $1,000 win bonus) def. Wayne Phillips: $1,000
STRIKEFORCE CHALLENGERS 15 PRELIMINARY CARD FIGHTERS
-Anthony Avila: $1,000 def. Rafael Rios: $1,000
-Bobby Escalante: $1,000 def. Raul Sandoval: $1,000
-Trisan Arenal: $1,000 def. Tommy Peterson: $1,000
-Ronald Carillo: $1,000 def. Adam Antolin: $1,000
STRIKEFORCE CHALLENGERS 15 DISCLOSED FIGHTER PAYROLL: $68,500