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Monday, Aug 20, 2012

“Jacare” Souza and Ronda Rousey Lead Latest Strikeforce Payroll

Souza standing over Brunson (photo via Esther Lin / Showtime)

By FCF Staff

The California State Athletic Commission has released the salaries for Strikeforce’s event Saturday night in San Diego, and former middleweight champ Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza led the way.

The accomplished jiu-jitsu competitor collected $94,000 ($72,000 plus a $22,000 win bonus) for his first round knockout win over Derek Brunson, who was paid $13,000.

Headliner and women’s bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey earned $40,000 (including a $20,000) for her first round, armbar win over Sarah Kaufman. The former champion earned $17,000 for the loss according to the CSAC.

Here are the salaries that were disclosed to the CSAC by Strikeforce. The figures below do not include any other bonuses or sponsorships a fighter collected for their bouts.


Matt Ricehouse $5,000

Bobby Green $8,000 WB $8,000


Germaine De Randamie $ 7,500 WB $7,500

Hiroko Yamanaka $ 8,000


Keith Berry $ 2,000

Adian Amagov $10,000 WB $10,000


Julie Kedzie $ 5,000

Miesha Tate $19, 000 WB $19,000


T.J. Cook $3,000

Ovince St. Preux $ 17,000 WB $17,000


Anthony Smith $3,000 WB $3,000

Lumumba Sayers $7,000


Roger Bowling $10,000

Tarec Saffiedine $17,500 WB $17,500


Derek Brunson $13,000

Ronaldo Jacare Souza $72, 000 WB $22,000


Sarah Kaufman $ 17,000

Ronda Rousey $ 20,000 WB $20,000


posted by FCF Staff @ 1:41 pm
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