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.
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.