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Tyson Griffin led the way in fighter payouts for the RFA 4 event that took place on Fri., Nov. 2, 2012, in Las Vegas, Nevada, but no one went home with more than $20,000. It ain't easy getting green on the regional scene, y'all.
Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA) may not have the name value of the more well known mixed martial arts (MMA) promotions in the world but the organization staged a solid event this past Fri., Nov. 2, 2012, in Las Vegas, Nevada, with RFA 4: "Griffin vs. Escudero" at the Texas Station Gambling Hall and Hotel.
And it came dirt cheap, too, at least as far as fighter salaries.
Tyson Griffin, the event headliner who defeated Efrain Escudero via unanimous decision, took home just $16,000, which includes an $8,000 win bonus. That's the highest salary of anyone on the entire card.
Here are the rest (via MMA Weekly):
Tyson Griffin: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
def. Efrain Escudero: $5,000
Chidi Njokuani: $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus)
def. Phil Dace: $2,000
Marcio Cruz: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
def. Joe Yager: $2,000
James Krause: $8,000 (includes $4,000 win bonus)
def. Guilherme Trindade: $1,500
Dakota Cochrane: $4,000 (no win bonus)
def. Derrick Burnsed: $2,000
Sergio Pettis: $5,000 (includes $2,500 win bonus)
def. Jimmy Jones: $1,000
Chris Holdsworth: $3,000 (includes $1,500 win bonus)
def. Tyler Shinn: $1,500
Steve Mocco: $3,000 (includes $1,500 win bonus)
def. Tyler Perry: $1,500
Cory Galloway: $1,000 (includes $500 win bonus)
def. Jerry Shapiro: $750
Jordan Isordia: $1,350 (includes $600 win bonus)
def. Joey Angelo: $750