WSOF 9: Rousimar Palhares, Yushin Okami and Marlon Moraes Lead Payroll
By FCF Staff
The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the payroll figures for World Series of Fighting’s latest event on Saturday night, and newly crowned champs Rousimar Palhares and Marlon Moraes led the way.
Palhares collected $50,000 (including a $25 grand win bonus) for his quick submission win over Steve Carl, who earned $20,000. Palhares also laid claim to the WSOF welterweight title by tapping out Carl with a first round, heel hook.
Moraes, meanwhile, also earned $50,000 for his performance, which saw him defeat Josh Rettinghouse by unanimous decision. The latter was paid $4,000. Moraes became the inaugural WSOF bantamweight champ with the victory.
Yushin Okami was also one of the payroll leaders, as the former UFC middleweight contender made $40K for his submission win over Svetlozar Savov.
Here are the salaries that were disclosed to the NSAC by WSOF for the March 29th event. They do not include any additional money a fighter may have earned from other income streams like performance bonuses or sponsorships.
WSOF 9 was hosted by the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Rousimar Palhares: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
def. Steve Carl: $20,000
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