August 18, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Strikeforce MMA championship belt. Mandatory Photo Credit: US PRESSWIRE

Strikeforce Fighter Salaries: Josh Barnett, Gegard Mousasi, Daniel Cormier Top Payroll


Fighter salaries for Saturday’s “Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine” event were released on Monday by the Oklahoma State Athletic Commission. The event took place on January 12 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. It was the final event in Strikeforce history.

In the Strikeforce finale, welterweight challenger Tarec Saffiedine made the most of his opportunity and closed out the night becoming the promotion’s final welterweight champion by defeating UFC veteran Nate Marquardt.

Also on the main card were dominant performances by heavyweights Daniel Cormier and Josh Barnett, along with future light-heavyweight contender Gegard Mousasi.

Here are the complete fighter salaries from Saturday’s “Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine” event (it is important to note that the figures presented do not include sponsorships and fight night bonuses):

Tarec Saffiedine: $39,000 (includes $19,500 win bonus)
def. Nate Marquardt: $40,000

Daniel Cormier: $120,000 (includes $60,000 win bonus)
def. Dion Staring: $8,000

Josh Barnett: $250,000 (no win bonus)
def. Nandor Guelmino: $12,000

Gegard Mousasi: $175,000 (no win bonus)
def. Mike Kyle: $25,000

Ronaldo Jacare Souza: $100,500 (includes $28,000 win bonus)
def. Ed Herman: $34,000

Ryan Couture: $22,000 (includes $7,000 win bonus)
def. KJ Noons: $41,000

Tim Kennedy: $80,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
def. Trevor Smith: $8,000

Pat Healy: $42,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
def. Kurt Holobaugh: $9,000

Roger Gracie: $94,000 (includes $47,000 win bonus)
def. Anthony Smith: $10,000

Adriano Martins: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Jorge Gurgel: $10,000

Estevan Payan: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
def. Michael Bravo: $6,000

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