Strikeforce Challengers 16 Fighter Salaries: Caros Fodor and Ryan Couture Tops $87,500 Payroll

Ryan Couture (Courtesy of

Ryan Couture (Courtesy of

The Washington State Department of Licensing on Tuesday released the fighter salary information for Strikeforce Challengers 16: Fodor vs. Terry.

Caros Fodor continued his rise through the ranks with a win over James Terry in the night’s main event. It was Fodor’s fourth consecutive victory, all four under the Strikeforce banner.

Strikeforce Challengers 16 took place Friday, June 24, at the ShoWare Center in Kent, Wash.

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.

Strikeforce Challengers 16 Main Card Fighter Salaries

-Caros Fodor: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. James Terry: $4,000
-Matt Ricehouse: $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus) def. Ryan Couture: $10,000
-Lorenz Larkin: $8,000 (includes $4,000 win bonus) def. Gian Villante: $5,000
-Jason High: $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus) def. Quinn Mulhern: $2,500
-Julia Budd: $5,000 (includes $2,500 win bonus) def. Germaine de Randamie: $2,500

Strikeforce Challengers 16 Preliminary Card Fighter Salaries

-Derek Brunson: $5,000 (includes $2,500 win bonus) def. Jeremy Hamilton: $2,500
-Eduardo Pamplona: $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus) def. Jerron Peoples: $3,000
-Trevor Smith: $4,000 (includes $2,000 win bonus) def. Keith Berry: $2,000

Strikeforce Challengers 16 Disclosed Fighter Payroll: $87,500