Complete Strikeforce purses: Rousey makes $40k


Strikeforce - Rousey vs. Kaufman
Valley View Casino Center
San Diego, California 
Aug 18, 2012   

Ronda Rousey: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
def. Sarah Kaufman: $17,000

Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza: $94,000 (includes $22,000 win bonus)
def. Derek Brunson: $13,000

Tarec Saffiedine: $35,000 (includes $17,500 win bonus)
def. Roger Bowling: $10,000

Anthony Smith: $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus)
def. Lumumba Sayers: $7,000

Ovince St. Preux: $34,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus)
def. T.J. Cook: $3,000

Miesha Tate: $38,000 (includes $19,000 win bonus)
def. Julie Kedzie: $5,000

Adian Amagov: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Keith Berry: $2,000

Germaine de Randamie: $15,000 (includes $7,500 win bonus)
def. Hiroko Yamanaka: $31,000

Bobby Green: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Matt Ricehouse: $5,000

The total disclosed payroll for the event was $368,000.

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The above 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.

The figures do not represent an full assessment of each fighter's income.

Fighters bear significant costs including training expenses, a percentage to management, a percentage to the trainer, insurance, licenses, and taxes.

On the income side, sponsorship money can be a substantial portion, or even exceed the purse from the fight.

Lastly, many fighters earn income from teaching, from appearances, and in many cases from regular employment in the non fighting space.

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Atkinson site profile image  

8/21/12 7:58 AM by Atkinson


I am Ninja, You Can't see me! site profile image  

8/21/12 7:05 AM by I am Ninja, You Can't see me!

I think it was available on PPV if people didn't have showtime? (I saw DW tweet that) So I guess there will be some buys. I doubt it will be a significant amount tho.

SinCityHustler site profile image  

8/21/12 7:01 AM by SinCityHustler

  Going to be tough getting pay per view money when strike force isn't pay per view.  

burner22 site profile image  

8/21/12 6:59 AM by burner22

She must be getting ppv money, otherwise shes getting swindled. Jacare got double her money, and created 5% of the hype/publicity

SeanyBooy site profile image  

8/21/12 6:08 AM by SeanyBooy

i'm pretty sure sponsorship pay is highly exaggerated, especially with a strikeforce card. ronda's muh baybeh, but i don't see her going over 100k after taxes

Kalle Mero site profile image  

8/21/12 3:52 AM by Kalle Mero

^But officially, he only makes a fraction of that.

Kalle Mero site profile image  

8/21/12 3:51 AM by Kalle Mero

GSP told Agence France-Presse that a fight is worth $4 to $5 million to him.

SinCityHustler site profile image  

8/21/12 3:37 AM by SinCityHustler

 Wow $40K???  I didn't realize the females made that much money.  Good for her and Tate.  

BIGFOOTinMyMouth site profile image  

8/20/12 7:04 PM by BIGFOOTinMyMouth

Now I know why Tate doesn't want a rematch."Wait.... what? I get the same money but I don't get my arm ripped off? Ah, geez, maybe I'm not ready for that rematch just yet."

newjack900 site profile image  

8/20/12 6:07 PM by newjack900

She def deserves more.. Is it me or has Ronda become in that upper echelon of popularity among active MMA fighters? Maybe I'm in the hardcore bubble but I feel like she's as hyped up as any fighter in America.