Strikeforce payouts and salaries for 'Voelker vs Bowling 3' event fighters on July 23


Strikeforce Challengers 17: "Voelker vs. Bowling 3" went down last Saturday night (July 23, 2011) from the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Now that the dust has settled, it's time for these guys (and gals) to get paid.

Up-and-coming light heavyweight contender Ovince St. Preux was the top earner of the night, banking $12,000 for pounding out Joe Cason in the first round of their 205-pound scrap.

Coming in a close second was Bobby Voelker, who got redemption in his rubber match against Roger Bowling along with $11,000 for his "relentless" second round knockout.

But that's not all.

Here are the complete salaries and payouts for Strikeforce Challengers 17: "Voelker vs. Bowling 3:"

Bobby Voelker: $11,000 ($5,500 to show, $5,500 to win)
Roger Bowling: $4,500
Voelker def. Bowling via TKO

Devin Cole: $10,000 ($5,000 to show, $5,000 to win)
Shawn Jordan: $4,000
Cole def. Jordan via unanimous decision

Ovince St. Preux: $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 to win)
Joe Cason: $3,000
St. Preux def. Cason via submission (strikes)

Sarah Kaufman: $10,000 (no win bonus)
Liz Carmouche: $2,500
Kaufman def. Carmouche via unanimous decision

Adlan Amagov: $8,000 ($4,000 to show, $4,000 to win)
Ron Stallings: $3,000
Amagov def. Stallings via split decision

T.J. Cook: $5,000 ($2,500 to show, $2,500 to win)
Lionel Lanham: $2,000
Cook def. Lanham via TKO

Anthony Smith: $5,000 ($2,500 to show, $2,500 to win)
Ben Lagman: $2,000
Smith def. Lagman via knockout

Bill Cooper: $4,000 ($2,000 to show, $2,000 to win)
Maka Watson: $2,000
Cooper def. Watson via submission (rear-naked choke)

Sterling Ford: $6,000 ($3,000 to show, $3,000 to win)
Brian McLaughlin: $2,500
Ford def. McLaughlin via unanimous decision

The total disclosed payroll for Strikeforce Challengers 17: "Voelker vs. Bowling 3" was $96,500.

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.

For complete Strikeforce Challengers 17 results and detailed blow-by-blow commentary of all the main card action click here and here.

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