Strikeforce payouts and salaries for 'Gurgel vs Duarte' event fighters on Aug. 12


Strikeforce Challengers 18: "Gurgel vs. Duarte" went down last Friday night (August 12, 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.

Lightweight scrapper Jorge Gurgel did what he does best: stand and trade for three rounds against the venerable Joe Duarte in the headlining bout. Unfortunately it wasn't enough to get the job done thanks to some impressive takedown defense from the San Diego native, who pockets $6,000 for the unanimous decision win.

Gurgel banks $5,000 in defeat.

Heavyweight mauler Gian Villante raked in $10,000 for decisioning Keith Berry ($2,000), tying lightweight Pat Healy for the top salary of the night.

"Bam Bam" also got 10k for beating up Eric Wisely ($3,000).

But that's not all.

Here are the complete salaries and payouts for Strikeforce Challengers 18: "Gurgel vs. Duarte:"

Joe Duarte: $6,000 ($3,000 to show, $3,000 to win)
Jorge Gurgel: $5,000
Duarte def. Gurgel via unanimous decision

Nate James: $6,000 ($3,000 to show, $3,000 to win)
Danillo Villefort: $5,000
James def. Villefort via unanimous decision

Pat Healy: $10,000 ($5,000 to show, $5,000 to win)
Eric Wisely: $3,000
Healy def. Wisely via unanimous decision

Ronda Rousey: $8,000 ($4,000 to show, $4,000 to win)
Sarah D'Alelio: $5,000
Rousey def. D'Alelio via submission (armbar)

Derrick Mehmen: $4,000 ($2,000 to show, $2,000 to win)
Roy Jones: $2,000
Mehmen def. Jones via unanimous decision

Gian Villante: $10,000 ($5,000 to show, $5,000 to win)
Keith Berry: $2,000
Villante def. Berry via unanimous decision

Nah-Shon Burrell: $6,000 ($3,000 to show, $3,000 to win)
Lukasz Les: $2,500
Burrell def. Les via technical knockout (strikes)

Mike Bronzoulis: $6,000 ($3,000 to show, $3,000 to win)
Chad Leonhardt: $2,500
Bronzoulis def. Leonhardt via technical knockout (strikes)

Milton Vieira: $5,000 ($2,500 to show, $2,500 to win)
Sterling Ford: $4,000
Vieira def. Ford via submission (brabo choke)

The total disclosed payroll for Strikeforce Challengers 18: "Gurgel vs. Duarte" was $92,000.

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 18 results and detailed blow-by-blow commentary of all the main card action click here and here.

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