Affliction spends $3,308,000 to attract 13,228 for 'Day of Reckoning'

Affliction "Day of Reckoning" took place yesterday, January 24, from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California and featured the much-anticipated heavyweight showdown between WAMMA Heavyweight Champion Fedor Emelianenko and former UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei Arlovski.

The live gate produced a total of 13,228 spectators, down 11 percent from last year's Affliction "Banned" event that brought in 14,832.

MMAmania.com was also able to obtain a list of fighter salaries from the California State Athletic Commission for "Day of Reckoning," and the big winner certainly seems to be double-A, who pockets a cool mil and a half despite his knockout loss to "The Last Emperor."

The total disclosed payroll for Affliction's sophomore effort was $3,308,000, slightly lower than last July's event that saw them shell out $3,332,100.

Keep in mind the official salaries do not include bonuses (like Fedor's, which is rumored to be well over a million dollars) or sponsorships and also exclude taxes, fees and other miscellaneous payments.

By comparison, the total disclosed payroll for UFC's star-studded pay-per-view UFC 92 'The Ultimate' back on December 27 was only $1,381,000.

Below is a complete list of fighter salaries from Affliction 'Day of Reckoning':


Fedor Emelianenko $300,000 def. Andre Arlovski $1,500,000
Josh Barnett $500,000 def. Gilbert Yvel $30,000
Vitor Belfort $200,000 ($80,000 to shown, $120,000 to win) def. Matt Lindland $225,000
Renato "Babalu" Sobral $90,000 ($60,000 to show, $30,000 to win) def. R. T. Sokoudjou $50,000
Paul Buentello $90,000 ($70,000 to show, $20,000 to win) def. Kiril Sidelnikov $10,000
Dan Lauzon $12,000 def. Bobby Green $4,000
Jay Hieron $45,000 ($20,000 to show, $25,000 to win) def. Jason High $10,000
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira $150,000 ($120,000 to show, $30,000 to win) def. V. Matyushenko $50,000
L.C. Davis $14,000 ($7,000 to show, $7,000 to win) def. Bao Quach $7,000
Albert Rios $6,000 ($3,000 to show, $3,000 to win) def. Antonio Duarte $3,000
Brett Cooper $10,000 ($5,000 to show, $5,000 to win) def. Patrick Speight $2,000

For results, coverage and a complete recap of Affliction "Day of Reckoning," click here.

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