Strikeforce Challengers 19 Fighter Salaries: Larkin, Couture, and Johnson Top Payroll

September 26, 2011

Strikeforce Challengers LogoStrikeforce Challengers 19 took place on Friday night, Sept. 23, at The Pearl at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Lorenz Larkin won the main event with a unanimous decision victory over Nick Rossborough.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission on Monday released the Strikeforce Challengers 19 fighter salaries.

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 19 Main Card Fighter Salaries

Lorenz Larkin: $10,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus)
def. Nick Rossborough: $3,000

Shawn Jordan: $8,000 (includes $4,000 win bonus)
def. Lavar Johnson: $10,000

Ryan Couture: $10,000 (no win bonus)
def. Maka Watson: $2,000

Jason High: $8,000 (includes $4,000 win bonus)
def. Todd Moore: $4,000

Brian Melancon: $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus)
def. Felipe Portela: $2,000

Strikeforce Challengers 19 Preliminary Card Fighter Salaries

James Terry: $8,000 (includes $4,000 win bonus)
def. Magno Almeida: $2,000

Bobby Green: $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus)
def. Charon Spain: $3,000

Chris Spang: $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus)
def. Joe Ray: $2,000

Quinn Mulhern: $4,600 (includes $2,500 win bonus)
def. Danny Davis: $2,900

Strikeforce Challengers 19 Disclosed Fighter Payroll: $97,500