Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Barnett vs. Kharitonov Fighter Salaries

September 12, 2011

Josh Barnett

Josh Barnett

Strikeforce heavyweight Josh Barnett and Daniel Cormier moved on to the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix finals with victories over their respective opponents on Saturday night at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati.

The Ohio Athletic Commission on Monday released the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix: Barnett vs. Kharitonov fighter salary payouts to

Not surprisingly, tournament favorite Josh Barnett topped the list of fighter payouts.

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 Heavyweight Grand Prix Barnett vs. Kharitonov Main Card Fighter Salaries

Josh Barnett: $150,000 (no win bonus)
def. Sergei Kharitonov: $100,000

Daniel Cormier: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)
def. Antonio Silva: $100,000

Luke Rockhold: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
def. Ronaldo Souza: $70,000

Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal: $85,000 (no win bonus)
def. Roger Gracie: $80,000

Pat Healy: $17,500 (includes $5,000 win bonus)
def. Maximo Blanco: $13,000

Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Barnett vs. Kharitonov Preliminary Card Fighter Salaries

Mike Kyle: $44,000 (includes $22,000 win bonus)
def. Marcos Rogerio de Lima: $5,000

Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
def. Yoel Romero: $10,000

Jordan Mein: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos: $20,000

Alexis Davis: $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus)
def. Amanda Nunes: $7,500

Dominique Steele: $5,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus)
def. Chris Mierzwiak: $3,000

Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Barnett vs. Kharitonov Disclosed Fighter Payroll: $942,000

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