WSOF 9 salaries: Champs top payrolls

March 31, 2014

MMA Junkie reports the salaries for Saturday’s World Series of Fighting 9 event obtained from the Nevada State Athletic Commission.  The new champs, Rousimar Palhares and Marlon Moraes topped the fighter payroll.

The total disclosed payroll was $251,500.

Champ Rousimar Palhares: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
def. Steve Carl: $20,000

Champ Marlon Moraes: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
def. Josh Rettinghouse: $4,000

Josh Burkman: $25,000 (no win bonus)
def. Tyler Stinson: $7,000

Yushin Okami: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
def. Svetlozar Savov: $4,000

Johnny Nunez: $4,000 (includes $2,000 win bonus)
def. Ozzy Dugulubgov: $6,000

Mike Corey: $8,000 (includes $4,000 win bonus)
def. Shane Kruchten: $3,000

Bryson Hansen: $3,000 (includes $1,500 win bonus)
def. Sean Cantor: $500

Chris Gruetzemacher: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
def. John Gunderson: $2,000

Brenson Hansen: $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus)
def. Boostayre Nefarios: $1,000

Danny Davis: $2,000 (includes $1,000 win bonus)
def. Phil Dace: $1,000

Gil Guardado: $2,000 (includes $1,000 win bonus)
def. Jimmy Spicuzza: $1,000

Payout Perspective:

Palhares had a base of $25K (with $25K to win) which was tops on the payroll for Saturday. Notably, Yushin Okami made $20K.  His last officially reported salary in the UFC was a win over Alan Belcher at UFC 155 when he made $84K ($42K/$42K).  He did make $50K flat when he challenged Anderson Silva at UFC 134.  It’s a definite salary cut for the former UFC fighters now in the WSOF.

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