Sunday, November 4, 2012

PAYDAY: MMA World Series of Fighting 1 Salaries - Purse Amounts and Bonus Payouts for WSOF 1 in Las Vegas - 11/3/12


The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) has released the following salary figures for WSOF 1: Arlovski vs Cole, held Saturday, November 3, 2012, at the Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

These are the fighter purses as reported to the NSAC by the WSOF. See note at bottom of this article for more details on fighter paychecks.

Andrei Arlovski was the top earner of the night with his $60,000 payout.

Winning fighters in RED.

Andrei Arlovski made $60,000 ($30K show + $30K win bonus) for 2:37 TKO win.

-Devin Cole made $10,000 for 2:37 TKO loss.

Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson made $55,000 ($30K show + $25K win bonus) for 3:58 knockout win.

-DJ Linderman made $10,000 for 3:58 knockout loss.

Marlon Moraes made $12,000 ($6K show + $6K win bonus) for 15:00 split decision win.

-Miguel Torres made $18,000 for 15:00 split decision loss.

Tyrone Spong made $27,000 ($20K show + $7K win bonus) for 3:15 knockout win.

-Travis Bartlett made $4,000 for 3:15 knockout loss.

Tyson Steele made $10,000 ($5K show + $5K win bonus) for 4:52 TKO win.

-Gregor Gracie made $25,000 for 4:52 TKO loss.

Brian Cobb made $12,000 ($6K show + $6K win bonus) for 15:00 split decision win.

-Ronys Torres made $12,000 for 15:00 split decision loss.

Steve Carl made $16,000 ($8K show + $8K win bonus) for 2:11 submission win.

-Ramico Blackmon made $10,000 for 2:11 submission loss.

Josh Burkman made $16,000 ($8K show + $8K win bonus) for 15:00 unanimous decision win.

-Gerald Harris made $15,000 for 15:00 unanimous decision loss.

JZ Cavalcante made $14,000 ($7K show + $7K win bonus) for 1:03 submission win.

-TJ O'Brien made $5,000 for 1:03 submission loss.

Dave Branch made $16,000 ($8K show + $8K win bonus) for 15:00 unanimous decision win.

-Dustin Jacoby made $5,000 for 15:00 unanimous decision loss.

TOP 10 OVERALL EARNERS

 1. Andrei Arlovski ($60K)
 2. Anthony Johnson ($55K)
 3. Tyrone Spong ($27K)
 4. Gregor Gracie ($25K)
 5. Miguel Torres ($18K)
 6. Steve Carl ($16K)
 6. Josh Burkman ($16K)
 6. David Branch ($16K)
 9. Gerald Harris ($15K)
10. JZ Cavalcante ($14K)

TOP 10 BASE SALARIES

 1. Andrei Arlovski ($30K)
 1. Anthony Johnson ($30K)
 3. Gregor Gracie ($25K)
 4. Tyrone Spong ($20K)
 5. Miguel Torres ($18K)
 6. Gerald Harris ($15K)
 7. Ronys Torres ($12K)
 8. Devin Cole ($10K)
 8. D.J. Linderman ($10K)
 8. Ramico Blackmon ($10K)

BOTTOM 3 OVERALL EARNERS

 1. Travis Bartlett ($4K)
 2. Dustin Jacoby ($5K)
 2. T.J. O'Brien ($5K)

COST BY FIGHT

$70,000 - Andrei "The Pit Bull" Arlovski vs. Devin Cole

$65,000 - Anthony "Rumble" Johnson vs. DJ "Da Protege" Linderman

$35,000 - Tyson "The Man of" Steele vs. Gregor Gracie

$31,000 - Tyrone "King of the Ring" Spong vs. Travis "The Showstopper" Bartlett

$31,000 - Josh "The People's Warrior" Burkman vs. Gerald "Hurricane" Harris

$30,000 - Marlon Moraes vs. Miguel Angel Torres

$26,000 - Steve Carl vs. Ramico "The General" Blackmon

$24,000 - Brian "The Bandit" Cobb vs. Ronys Torres

$21,000 - David Branch vs. Dustin Jacoby

$19,000 - Gesias "JZ" Cavalcante vs. TJ "The Spider" O'Brien

TOTAL DISCLOSED PAYROLL: $352,000

NOTE: These salary amounts do not include any individual fighter endorsement earnings for this event, nor do they include any undisclosed bonuses which are commonly paid to fighters by Zuffa in private. Fighters pay out of pocket for training, licensing fees and related expenses. Fighters spend months training in preparation for these fights, so they are being paid for their work already completed in the gym, as well as their performance on fight night.

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