The California State Athletic Commission on Monday released the World Series of Fighting 4: Spong vs. DeAnda fighter salaries to MMAWeekly.com.
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