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.