Even without a UFC or Bellator event, this past weekend was chock full of combat sports action as World Series of Fighting produced their 10th show and GLORY kickboxing unveiled their inaugural pay-per-view.
WSOF 10 was headlined by three title fights in the featherweight, women’s strawweight, and middleweight divisions respectively. Overall it was a pretty solid card that provided more than a few exciting moments and highlights.
In the main event, David Branch became the inaugural World Series of Fighting middleweight champion when he choked out Jesse Taylor in just under two minutes into the first round. It was quite an impressive performance from Branch who put an exciting cap on the event.
Today, the salaries for WSOF 10 were released by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, and they are as paltry as you expected (Courtesy of MMAMania):
David Branch: $36,000 ($18,000 to show, $18,000 to win)
Jesse Taylor: $9,000
Rick Glenn: $14,000 ($7,000 to show, $7,000 to win)
Georgi Karakhanyan: $20,000
Jessica Aguilar: $35,000 ($17,500 to show, $17,500 to win)
Emi Fujino: $6,000
Luiz Firmino: $14,000 ($7,000 to show, $7,000 to win)
Tyson Griffin: $8,000
Lance Palmer: $30,000 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 to win)
Nick LoBosco: $4,000
Derrick Mehmen: $14,000 ($7,000 to show, $7,000 to win)
Dave Huckaba: $8,000
Timur Valiev: $10,000 ($5,000 to show, $15,000 to win)
Adam Acquaviva: $1,000
Krasimir Mladenov: $4,000 ($2,000 to show, $2,000 to win)
Angel DeAnda: $4,000
Ashlee Evans-Smith: $6,200 ($3,200 to show, $3,000 to win)
Marciea Allen: $800
Jimmy Spicuzza: $3,000 ($1,500 to show, $1,500 to win)
Justin Jaynes: $1,000
A.J. Williams: $2,000 ($1,000 to show, $1,000 to win)
Tanner Cowan: $1,000
The total disclosed payroll for WSOF 10 was $231,000. Marciea Allen was paid only $800 to step into the cage across from the very dangerous Ashlee Evans-Smith. Allen incurred a $200 penalty when she missed weight for the bout the day prior.