Strikeforce paydays and salaries for 'Carano vs Cyborg'

MMAmania.com (www.mmamania.com) has received the fighter payouts for Strikeforce: "Carano vs. Cyborg" from the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) for the Showtime event held at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California, on August 15.

Gina Carano was the big earner of the night. Despite getting stopped by Cristiane Santos in the first round of their main event bout, "Conviction" banked a cool $125,000 for her efforts.

Her opponent, "Cyborg," took home $25,000 and female bragging rights.

Gegard Mousasi matched Isaiah Hill and Zak Bucia as the lowest earner of the event. Despite handily defeating well-known veteran Renato Sobral in just 60 seconds, "The Dreamcatcher" banked a mere $2,000 for his efforts. Pittance by today's standards.

Expect that level of compensation to increase exponentially after last Saturday's performance.

Here are all the Strikeforce: "Carano vs. Cyborg" payouts:


Cristiane Santos: $25,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus)
Gina Carano: $125,000
Santos defeated Carano via technical knockout (strikes) at 4:59 of round one

Gegard Mousasi: $2,000 (no win bonus)
Renato Sobral: $75,000
Mousasi defeated Sobral via technical knockout (strikes) at 1:00 of round one

Gilbert Melendez: $50,000 (no win bonus)
Mitsuhiro Ishida: $30,000
Melendez defeated Ishida via technical knockout (strikes) at 3:56 of round three

Fabricio Werdum: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
Mike Kyle: $14,000
Werdum defeated Kyle via submission (guillotine choke) at 1:24 of round one

Jay Hieron: $55,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
Jesse Taylor: $12,000
Hieron defeated Taylor via unanimous decision

Scott Lighty: $4,000 (no win bonus)
Mike Cook: $2,500
Lighty defeated Cook via technical knockout (strikes) at 2:05 of round one

Justin Wilcox: $5,000 (includes $2,500 win bonus)
David Douglas: $5,500
Wilcox defeated Douglas via submission (rear naked choke) at 3:16 of round three

James Terry: $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus)
Zak Bucia: $2,000
Terry defeated Bucia via technical knockout (strikes) at 1:23 of round one

Alexander Trevino: $3,500 (includes $1,500 win bonus)
Isaiah Hill: $2,000
Trevino defeated Hill via submission (keylock) at 3:56 of round one

Keep in mind the salaries listed above do not include fight bonuses, sponsorships, percentages and other unofficial payments. It also does not include deductions for expenses such as insurance, taxes, etc.

The total base fighter payroll for the event was $468,500. 13,976 spectators packed the HP Pavilion for an approximate live gate of $735,710.

For complete results and coverage of "Carano vs. Cyborg" click here and here.

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