by MMAWeekly.com Staff
MMAWeekly.com has obtained the fighter salary information from the California State Athletic Commission for Strikeforce Live L.A., featuring Renato “Babalu” Sobral and Robbie Lawler in the main event. The event took place on Wednesday, June 16, at The Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.
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.
MAIN CARD FIGHTERS:
-Renalto Sobral: $100,000 def. Robbie Lawler: $85,000
-Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos $10,000 def. Marius Zaromskis $5,000
-Tim Kennedy $30,000 def. Trevor Prangley $30,000
-KJ Noons $25,000 def. Conor Heun $4,000
PRELIMINARY CARD FIGHTERS:
-Hugo Sandoval $1,500 def. Marcus Kowal $1,000
-Jeremy Umphries $1,500 def. RJ Clifford $2,000
STRIKEFORCE LIVE L.A. DISCLOSED FIGHTER PAYROLL: $295,000