Strikeforce paydays and salaries for 'Fedor vs Werdum'

Money-alt_medium ( has received the fighter payouts for Strikeforce: "Fedor vs. Werdum" from the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) for the Showtime event held at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California, on June 26.

As expected, heavyweight attraction Fedor Emelianenko was the top earner of the night. "The Last Emperor" banked a cool $400,000 for tapping out to grappling ace Fabricio Werdum ($100,000).

Also racking up some decent coin was Brazilian tyrannosaur Cristiane Santos. "Cyborg" put a beating on Jan Finney like she was a pinata stuffed with the champion's fight purse.

"Cuddles" was posthumously awarded $6,000 in defeat.

Here are the complete Strikeforce: "Fedor vs. Werdum" payouts:

Fabricio Werdum: $100,000 (no win bonus)
Fedor Emelianenko: $400,000
Werdum defeated Emelianenko via submission (triangle armbar)

Cung Le: $100,000 (no win bonus)
Scott Smith: $55,000
Le defeated Smith via knockout (kick)

Cristiane Santos: $35,000 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 to win, $5,000 championship bonus)
Jan Finney: $6,000
Santos defeated Finney via knockout (knee)

Josh Thomson: $60,000 (No win bonus)
Pat Healy: $8,000
Thomson defeated Healy via submission (rear naked choke)

Chris Cope: $3,000 ($2,000 to show, $1,000 to win)
Ron Keslar: $1,500
Cope defeated Keslar via technical knockout (strikes)

Bret Bergmark: $3,000 ($1,500 to show, $1,500 to win)
Vagner Rocha: $2,500
Bergmark defeated Rocha via unanimous decision

Yancy Medeiros: $8,000 ($4,000 to show, $4,000 to win)
Gareth Joseph: $2000
Medeiros defeated Joseph via knockout (punch)

Bobby Stack: $2,800 ($1,300 to show, $1,500 to win)
Derrick Bernsed: $2,000
Stack defeated Bernsed via split decision

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 $788,800. 11,757 spectators packed the HP Pavilion for a live gate of $1,066,739.

For complete results and coverage of Strikeforce: "Fedor vs. Werdum" click here and here.

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