The official fighter purses for those who competed at Strikeforce: "Los Angeles" were released earlier today by the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) for the Showtime event held at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, California, on June 16.
As expected, main event participants and former UFC stars Renato "Babalu" Sobral ($100,000) and "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler ($85,000) were the top earners of the night, accounting for well over half the card's entire payroll ($295,000).
Coming in a distant second at $30,000 apiece were middleweights Tim Kennedy and Trevor Prangley. The only other fighter to exceed the 10k mark was former EliteXC Lightweight Champion KJ Noons ($25,000) in his split decision win over Conor Heun ($4,000).
Here is the complete list of Strikeforce: "Los Angeles" payouts:
Renato "Babalu" Sobral: $100,000
Robbie Lawler: $85,000
Sobral def. Lawler via unanimous decision
Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos: $10,000
Marius Zaramoskis: $5,000
Santos def. Zaromskis via TKO (strikes)
Tim Kennedy: $30,000
Trevor Prangley: $30,000
Kennedy def. Prangley via submission (rear naked choke)
K.J. Noons: $25,000
Conor Heun: $4,000
Noons def. Heun via split decision
Jeremy Umphries: $1,500
R.J. Clifford: $2000
Umphries def. Clifford via submission (rear naked choke)
Hugo Sandoval: $1,500
Marcus Kowal: $1,000
Sandoval def. Kowal via TKO (strikes)
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 $295,000. 5,259 spectators were reportedly in attendance at the Nokia Theater for an unofficial live gate of $418,061.