WSOF 4 Fighter Salaries: Tyrone Spong, Ray Sefo, and Gerald Harris Top the Payroll

August 12, 2013
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Tyrone-Spong-WSOF-4The California State Athletic Commission on Monday released the World Series of Fighting 4: Spong vs. DeAnda fighter salaries to

Tyrone Spong continued to establish himself as a threat in the mixed martial arts world, defeating Angel DeAnda in the night’s main event. Spong also, unsurprisingly, topped the payroll for the night.

WSOF 4 took place Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario, 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.

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.

World Series of Fighting 4 Fighter Salaries

Tyrone Spong: $31,000 (includes $9,000 win bonus)
def. Angel DeAnda: $4,000

Marlon Moraes: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Brandon Hempleman: $3,000

Nick Newell: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
def. Keon Caldwell: $2,000

Dave Huckaba: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
def. Ray Sefo: $30,000

Gesias JZ Cavalcante: $18,000 (includes $9,000 win bonus)
def. Tyson Griffin: $8,000

Gerald Harris: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Jorge Santiago: $13,000

Lewis Gonzalez: $4,000 (includes $2,000 win bonus)
def. Antonio McKee: $6,000

Jared Papazian: $4,000 (includes $2,000 win bonus)
def. John Robles: $2,000

Victor Valenzuela: $4,000 (includes $2,000 win bonus)
def. Isaac Gutierrez: $2,000

World Series of Fighting 4 Disclosed Fighter Payroll: $225,000

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  • bajafox

    Total paid out for this entire card pays for one “star” main eventer on a UFC PPV

    Where are the salary trolls?

    • Milosc

      What are each’s gate/PPV sales, to accurately compare?

  • Chaosed

    Ahahahaha, +1 Bajafox

  • BobGyro

    President pays himself well and get’s Ko’d. WTF?

    • David Huenecke

      To be fair he is an established fighter. Its not like it was his first fight. They said it was his hundreth but technically it was 101. Im more surprised by the fact that gerald harris made as much as him and tyrone spong beat him by a thousand dollars. I know that includes win bonus but still; we dont know if sefo was going to give himself a bonus at all.

    • Bri Bri

      Sefo paid himself more than any other fighter on the roster and was not active. That’s shady buisness. Tyrone deserves a bigger pay day.

  • David Huenecke

    Im actually more surprised how little some of these ppl got paid just to show. The main event fighter got paid as much as a ufc pre-lim fighter. I get its a much smaller orginization but that still seems a little low for a main event fighter. Even if he doubled it by win bonus it still doesnt come close to someone that has only had one mma fight.

  • BobGyro

    So Sefo gets paid for being President and also taking the highest fighters salary and getting embarrassed by the KO. Drop this Hawaian drift wood Poi head and bring in someone who understands how to promote and run an organization. Surf board head Sefo ain’t it.

  • BobGyro

    Sefo disgraced himself by taking the big payday and then losing by KO to a bum. Sad. Dana White might as well fight and pay himself $500,000. Sefo is a coconut headed moron.

    • Cameron

      Relax. Sefo stepped down as president temporarily for this fight, I’m sure the payday was even to what his usual salary is with the company.

      Love when people freak out before actually thinking.