Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal Salaries, Gate & Attendance Numbers

December 20, 2011
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UFC president Dana White said before last weekend’s Strikeforce show that lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez was very happy to stay in the promotion.

The California State Athletic Commission on Tuesday released the salary figures for the show, and Melendez was paid $150,000 for his night’s work, so he’s at least happy about that.

The salaries released are what’s listed by the bout agreements issued from the promotion to the commission, but don’t include any post fight bonuses given to the fighters.

Melendez, along with former light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi, who also raked in a $150,000 payday, topped the list.

Here are the full fighter salaries for Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal:

Gilbert Melendez: $150,000 (no win bonus)
Jorge Masvidal: $23,000

Cris ‘Cyborg’ Santos: $66,000 ($33,000 win bonus)
Hiroko Yamanaka: $8,000

Gegard Mousasi: $150,000 (no win bonus)
Ovince St-Preux: $17,000

K.J. Noons: $65,000 ($30,000 win bonus)
Billy Evangelista: $20,000

Caros Fodor: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus)
Justin Wilcox: $12,000

Roger Bowling: $14,000 ($7,000 win bonus)
Jerron Peoples: $2,000

Devin Cole: $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus)
Gabriel Salinas: $3,000

Eddie Mendez: $6,000 ($3,000 win bonus)
Fernando Gonzalez: $3,000

Herman Terrado: $6,000 ($3000 win bonus)
Chris Brown: $3,000

Also reported on Tuesday were the final gate and attendance numbers for the show. Attendance was 2,995 at the Strikeforce show in San Diego, with a final gate at $154,075.


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  • Obarmarama

    so final gate paid for Melendez’s salary? Dang, with tv money, and another 150k going to Mousasi, they must have just about broke even. Sucks for the guy that got 2000 bucks. Surely that doesn’t cover training and nutrition, but I suppose you have to start somewhere. Couldn’t they have paid Mousasi 147k and given Jerron Peoples a rounded 5k? Unless, if he was Cecil Peoples son, it could be Dana making a statement.