The Ohio Athletic Commission on Monday released the fighter salary information for Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson.
Former two-weight class Pride champion Dan Henderson was successful in the main event, taking the Strikeforce light heavyweight belt from Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante with a third-round knockout. Strikeforce women’s welterweight champion Marloes Coenen, though she faced a difficult challenge from Liz Carmouche, successfully defended her title.
Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson took place Saturday, March 5, at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
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: FEIJAO VS. HENDERSON MAIN CARD FIGHTERS
-Dan Henderson: $250,000 (no win bonus) def. Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante: $28,000
-Marloes Coenen: $10,000 (no win bonus) def. Liz Carmouche: $5,000
-Tim Kennedy: $50,000 (no win bonus) def. Melvin Manhoef: $10,000
-Jorge Masvidal: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus) def. Billy Evangelista: $20,000
STRIKEFORCE: FEIJAO VS. HENDERSON PRELIMINARY CARD FIGHTERS
-Roger Bowling: $7,000 (includes $3,500 win bonus) def. Josh Thornburg: $2,000
-Jorge Gurgel: $8,000 (includes $4,000 win bonus) def. Billy Vaughn: $1,500
-Jason Freeman: $3,000 (includes $1,500 win bonus) def. Jason Riley: $1,500
-Brian Rogers: $3,000 (includes $1,500 win bonus) def. Ian Rammel: $1,500
-Mitch Whitesel: $3,000 (includes $1,500 win bonus) def. Marc Cofer: $1,500
-John Kuhner: $3,000 (includes $1,500 win bonus) def. JP Felty: $1,500
STRIKEFORCE: FEIJAO VS. HENDERSON DISCLOSED FIGHTER PAYROLL: $439,500