Strikeforce salaries for "Feijao vs. Henderson" on March 5 in Columbus were released earlier today by the Ohio Athletic Commission (OAC) for the Showtime telecast held last Saturday night at the Nationwide Arena in conjunction with the Arnold Fitness Expo.
As expected, newly-crowned Light Heavyweight Champion Dan Henderson was the top earner of the night, banking a whopping $250,000 for his third round knockout of Rafael Cavalcante, who took home $28,000 in defeat.
Strikeforce Women's Champion (135-pounds) Marloes Coenen scraped together a measly $10,000 for choking out the unexpectedly mighty Liz Carmouche ($5,000) while Jorge Masvidal was "Game" and made "bread" by pocketing $30,000 for his unanimous decision win over Billy Evangelista ($20,000).
But that's not all
Here are the complete Strikeforce: "Feijao vs. Henderson" payouts (via MMA Fighting):Dan Henderson: $250,000 (no win bonus)
Rafael Calvacante: $28,000
Dan Henderson def. Rafael Cavalcante via knockout (punches) in Round 3
Marloes Coenen: $10,000 (no win bonus)
Liz Carmouche: $5,000
Marloes Coenen def. Liz Carmouche via submission (triangle choke) in Round 4
Tim Kennedy: $50,000 (no win bonus)
Melvin Manhoef: $10,000
Tim Kennedy def. Melvin Manhoef via submission (rear naked choke) in Round 1
Jorge Masvidal: $30,000 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 to win)
Billy Evangelista: $20,000
Jorge Masvidal def. Billy Evangelista via unanimous 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.