Photo of Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza by Esther Lin for Strikeforce
Strikeforce fighter payouts for those who competed at the "Rousey vs. Kaufaman" event this past Saturday night (Aug. 18, 2012), which aired on the Showtime network from the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, Calif., were released earlier today by the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC).
Leading the fiscal charge was former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Ronaldo Souza, who topped main event headliner and Women's Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey with $94,000 for his first round knockout of Derek Brunson ($13,000).
"Rowdy" made a cool $40,000 for taking home the arm of Sarah Kaufman ($17,000).
Not far off from her majesty was former queenpin Miesha Tate, whose rock-em, sock-em battle opposite Julie Kedzie left her with $38,000 for her birthday. "Fireball" won't be able to extinguish many bills with her $5,000 payout.
That's not all.
Check out the complete list of Strikeforce: "Rousey vs. Kaufman" salaries and payouts after the jump:
Ronaldo Souza $94,000 ($72, 000 to show, $22,000 to win)
Derek Brunson $13,000
Souza def. Brunson via knockout
Ronda Rousey $40,000 ($20,000 to show, $20,000 to win)
Sarah Kaufman $17,000
Rousey def. Kaufman via submission
The total disclosed payroll was $368,000.
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: "Rousey vs. Kaufman" results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here.