Strikeforce Challengers 20 Fighter Salaries

November 21, 2011
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The Nevada State Athletic Commission on Monday released the Strikeforce Challengers 20 fighter salaries.

Lumumba Sayers topped Antwain Britt in the main event, while Olympic medalist Ronda Rousey continued her roll through the women’s ranks.

Strikeforce Challengers 20 took place Friday, Nov. 11, at the Pearl at the Palms in Las Vegas.

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.


Lumumba Sayers: $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus)
def. Antwain Britt: $6,000

Ronda Rousey: $8,000 (includes $4,000 win bonus)
def. Julia Budd: $3,500

Adlan Amagov: $10,600 (includes $5,000 win bonus)
def. Anthony Smith: $2,400

Trevor Smith: $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus)
def. T.J. Cook: $3,000

Derek Brunson: $9,000 (includes $4,500 win bonus)
def. Nate James: $3,000

Matt Ricehouse: $8,000 (includes $4,000 win bonus)
def. Bill Cooper: $3,000

Bobby Green: $8,000 (includes $4,000 win bonus)
def. James Reese: $3,000

Quinn Mulhern: $7,000 (includes $3,500 win bonues)
def. David Hulett: $3,000

Andreas Spang: $5,000 (includes $2,500 win bonus)
def. Willie Parks: $3,000


  • wonggfan

    Ronda is cutting down to 135 to challenge for the title. Ducking Cyborg? Can’t blame her. It is better for her to be a champion at 135, establish her career, and then challenge Cyborg.

  • That could be true. It gives her time to sharpen her game to make a better run at Cyborg. Cyborg has strong ground skills, though she doesn’t often have to show them. And this lets Rousey try to get her striking to a better level.

    Cyborg has amazing strength, however, and even if the rest were equal, that’s going to be difficult for most to overcome.