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- STRIKEFORCE NOV. 16 SALARIES AND ATTENDANCE

Posted on by MMAWeekly.com Staff

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MMAWeekly has obtained the fighter salary and attendance information from the California State Athletic Commission for the Nov. 16 Strikeforce event, which took place at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif.

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 when appropriate.

The total attendance for the event was 7,249, of which 5,621 was paid. The total gross receipts totaled $387,685, according to the CSAC.

Although MMA fighters do not have collective bargaining or a union, the fighters’ salaries are public record, just as with every other major sport in the United States. Any undisclosed bonuses that a promoter also pays its fighters, but do not disclose to the athletic commissions (specifically, pay-per-view bonuses, fight of the night bonuses, etc.), are not included in the figures below.

In the listings below, “Main Event Fighters” are defined as fighters who compete in the main event of a show. “Main Card Fighters” are defined as fighters whose fights appear on the main card, but not in title fights or in the main event. “Preliminary Card Fighters” are defined as fighters whose matches take place before the live broadcast goes on the air, regardless of whether or not those matches end up airing on the TV or Internet broadcast.

MAIN EVENT FIGHTERS

– Cung Le: $50,000 (5th fight for Strikeforce; defeated Sam Morgan; no win bonus)

– Trevor Prangley: $30,000 (2nd and 3rd fights for Strikeforce; lost to Jorge Santiago, defeated Falaniko Vitale; no win bonus)

– Alistair Overeem: $30,000 (2nd fight for Strikeforce; defeated Paul Buentello; no win bonus)

– Paul Buentello: $20,000 (4th fight for Strikeforce; lost to Alistair Overeem; no win bonus)

– Jorge Santiago: $15,000 (1st and 2nd fights for Strikeforce; defeated Trevor Prangley and Sean Salmon; no win bonus)

– Sam Morgan: $10,000 (1st fight for Strikeforce; lost to Cung Le; no win bonus)

MAIN CARD FIGHTERS

– Brian Schwartz: $30,000 (1st fight for Strikeforce; lost to Lemont Davis; no win bonus)

– Falaniko Vitale: $20,000 (2nd fight for Strikeforce; lost to Trevor Prangley; no win bonus)

– Bobby Southworth: $10,000 (4th fight for Strikeforce; lost to Anthony Ruiz; no win bonus)

– Luke Stewart: $10,000 (5th fight for Strikeforce; defeated Bryson Kamaka; includes win bonus of $5,000)

– Sean Salmon: $5,000 (1st fight for Strikeforce; lost to Jorge Santiago; no win bonus)

– Anthony Ruiz: $3,500 (2nd fight for Strikeforce; defeated Bobby Southworth; no win bonus)

– Lemont Davis: $2,000 (1st fight for Strikeforce; defeated Brian Schwartz; includes win bonus of $500)

– Bryson Kamaka: $1,500 (1st fight for Strikeforce; lost to Luke Stewart; no win bonus)

PRELIMINARY CARD FIGHTERS

– Dennis Hallman: $10,000 (1st fight for Strikeforce; defeated Jeremiah Metcalf; includes win bonus of $5,000)

– Alexander Crispin: $6,500 (1st fight for Strikeforce; defeated Clint Coronel; includes win bonus of $1,500)

– Eric Lawson: $5,000 (1st fight for Strikeforce; defeated Josh Neal; no win bonus)

– Jeremiah Metcalf: $5,000 (2nd fight for Strikeforce; lost to Dennis Hallman; no win bonus)

– Anthony Figueroa: $4,000 (4th fight for Strikeforce; defeated Pete Sabala; includes win bonus of $1,500)

– Clint Coronel: $3,000 (2nd fight for Strikeforce; lost to Alexander Crispin; no win bonus)

– Josh Neal: $1,500 (1st fight for Strikeforce; lost to Eric Lawson; no win bonus)

– Chris Drumm: $1,000 (1st fight for Strikeforce; no contest with Evan Esguerra; no win bonus)

– Evan Esguerra: $1,000 (1st fight for Strikeforce; no contest with Chris Drumm; no win bonus)

– Pete Sabala: $1,000 (1st fight for Strikeforce; lost to Anthony Figueroa; no win bonus)

DISCLOSED FIGHTER PAYROLL: $275,000

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