RFA 4: Griffin vs Escudero, held Saturday, November 3, 2012, at the Texas Station Gambling Hall and Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.
These are the fighter purses as reported to the NSAC by the Resurrection Fighting Alliance. See note at bottom of this article for more details on fighter paychecks.
Tyson Griffin was the top earner of the night with his $16,000 payout.
Winning fighters in RED.
Tyson Griffin made $16,000 ($8K show + $8K win bonus) for 15:00 unanimous decision win.
-Efrain Escudero made $5,000 for 15:00 unanimous decision loss.
Chidi Njokuani made $6,000 ($3K show + $3K win bonus) for 10:41 TKO win.
-Phil Dace made $2,000 for 10:41 TKO loss.
Marcio 'Pe de Pano' Cruz made $12,000 ($6K show + $6K win bonus) for 9:16 submission win.
-Joe Yager made $2,000 for 9:16 submission loss.
Lance Palmer made $3,400 ($1.5K show + $1.5K win bonus + $0.4K over-weight penalty) for 15:00 split decision win.
-Fredson Paixao made $1,600 ($2K show - $0.4K over-weight penalty) for 15:00 split decision loss.
James Krause made $8,000 ($4K show + $4K win bonus) for 31-second TKO win.
-Guilherme Trindade made $1,500 for 31-second TKO loss.
Dakota Cochrane made $4,000 (no win bonus) for 4:38 submission win.
-Derrick Burnsed made $2,000 for 4:38 submission loss.
Sergio Pettis made $5,000 ($2.5K show + $2.5K win bonus) for 15:00 unanimous decision win.
-Jimmy Jones made $1,000 for 15:00 unanimous decision loss.
Chris Holdsworth made $3,000 ($1.5K show + $1.5K win bonus) for 6:32 submission win.
-Tyler Shinn made $1,500 for 6:32 submission loss.
Steve Mocco made $3,000 ($1.5K show + $1.5K win bonus) for 6:34 submission win.
-Tyler Perry made $1,500 for 6:34 submission loss.
Cory Galloway made $1,000 ($0.5K show + $0.5K win bonus) for 8:15 TKO win.
-Jerry Shapiro made $750 for 8:15 TKO loss.
Jordan Isordia made $1,350 ($0.75K show + $0.6K win bonus) for 15:00 unanimous decision win.
-Joey Angelo made $750 for 15:00 unanimous decision loss.
TOP 10 OVERALL EARNERS
1. Tyson Griffin ($16K)2. Marcio Cruz ($12K)
3. James Krause ($8K)4. Chidi Njokuani ($6K)
5. Efrain Escudero ($5K)5. Sergio Pettis ($5K)
7. Dakota Cochrane ($4K)8. Lance Palmer ($3.4K)
9. Chris Holdsworth ($3K)9. Steve Mocco ($3K)
TOP 10 BASE SALARIES
1. Tyson Griffin ($8K)2. Marcio Cruz ($6K)
3. Efrain Escudero ($5K)4. James Krause ($4K)
4. Dakota Cochrane ($4K)6. Chidi Njokuani ($3K)
7. Sergio Pettis ($2.5K)8. Phil Dace ($2K)
8. Joe Yager ($2K)8. Fredson Paixao ($2K)
8. Derrick Burnsed ($2K)
BOTTOM 5 OVERALL EARNERS
1. Joey Angelo ($0.75K)1. Jerry Shapiro ($0.75K)
3. Cory Galloway ($1K)3. Jimmy Jones ($1K)
5. Jordan Isordia ($1.35K)
COST BY FIGHT
$21,000 - Tyson Griffin vs. Efrain Escudero
$14,000 - Marcio "Pe de Pano" Cruz vs. Joe "Yagerbombz" Yager
$9,500 - "The" James Krause vs. Guilherme Trindade
$8,000 - Chidi "Chidi Bang Bang" Njokuani vs. "Filthy" Phil Dace
$6,000 - Dakota Cochrane vs. Derrick Burnsed
$6,000 - Sergio "The Phenom" Pettis vs. Jimmy "Rabbit" Jones
$5,000 - Lance "The Party" Palmer vs. Fredson Paixao
$4,500 - Chris Holdsworth vs. Tyler Shinn
$4,500 - Steve Mocco vs. Tyler Perry
$2,100 - Jordan Isordia vs. Joey Angelo
$1,750 - Cory Galloway vs. Jerry "J-Shap" Shapiro
TOTAL DISCLOSED PAYROLL: $82,350
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.