Strikeforce salaries: Robbie Lawler leads the payday way for 'Rockhold vs Jardine' event with $150,000

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Strikeforce fighter payouts for those who competed at the "Rockhold vs. Jardine" event this past Saturday night (Jan. 7, 2012), which aired on Showtime from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, were released to earlier this morning by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).

Hard-hitting middleweight brawler Robbie Lawler was the top earner of the night, bagging a "Ruthless" $150,000 for beating the brakes off Adlan Amagov in the night's co-main event.

Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold didn't fare too badly himself, giving Keith Jardine 90,000 reasons to go back to light heavyweight. Speaking of the 205-pound class, former division "King" Muhammed Lawal can buy himself a fancy new umbrella for his next walkout, thanks to the $95,000 check he received for grounding and pounding Lorenz Larkin.

That's not all.

Here is the complete list of Strikeforce: "Rockhold vs. Jardine" salaries and payouts:

Luke Rockhold: $90,000 ($65,000 to show, $25,000 to win)
Keith Jardine: $30,000
Rockhold def. Jardine via TKO

Robbie Lawler: $150,000 (flat rate, no win bonus)
Adlan Amagov: $10,000
Lawler def. Amagov via TKO

Muhammed Lawal: $95,000 ($80,000 to show, $15,000 to win)
Lorenz Larkin: $17,000
Lawal def. Larkin via KO

Tyron Woodley: $60,000 ($30,000 to show, $30,000 to win)
Jordan Mein: $9,000
Woodley def. Mein via split decision

Tarec Saffiedine: $31,000 ($15,500 to show, $15,500 to win)
Tyler Stinson: $4,000
Saffiedine def. Stinson via split decision

Na-Shon Burrell: $8,000 ($4,000 to show, $4,000 to win)
James Terry: $9,000
Burell def. Terry via split decision

Gian Villante: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Trevor Smith: $4,000
Villante def. Smith via TKO

Ricky Legere: $10,000 ($5,000 to show, $5,000 to win)
Chris Spang: $6,000
Legere def. Sprang via unanimous decision

Estevan Payan: $8,000 ($4,000 to show, $4,000 to win)
Alonzo Martinez: $5,000
Payan def. Sprang via unanimous decision

The total disclosed payroll for Strikeforce: "Rockhold vs. Jardine" was $566,000.

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: "Rockhold vs. Jardine" results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here and here.

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