World Series of Fighting (WSOF) 9 fighter payouts for those who competed at the "Carl vs. Palhares" NBC Sports Network event last weekend (Sat., March 29, 2014) from inside Hard Rock and Hotel Casino in Las Vegas were released earlier today by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).
And it's good to be king ... literally.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight castoff, Rousimar Palhares, as well as red-hot Bantamweight talent, Marlon Moraes, were the big money winners for their championship-winning efforts over Steve Carl and Josh Rettinghouse, respectively.
The two other familiar main card faces -- and fellow UFC veterans -- Yushin Okami and Josh Burkman were also listed atop the leader board, banking $40,000 and $25,000 for finishes over Svetlozar Savov and Tyler Stinson.
There is a pretty drastic drop off after that, with a few competitors earning less than $1,000 for their participation ... ouch.
Here is the complete list of WSOF 9 payouts and salaries.
Rousimar Palhares: $50,000 ($25,00 to show, $25,000 to win)
Steve Carl: $20,000
Palhares defeated Carl via submission (heel hook) in round one
Marlon Moraes: $50,000 ($25,00 to show, $25,000 to win)
Josh Rettinghouse: $4,000
Moraes defeated Rettinghouse via unanimous decision
Yushin Okami: $40,000 ($20,000 to show, $20,000 to win)
Svetlozar Savov: $4,000
Okami defeated Savov via submission (arm triangle) in round two
Josh Burkman: $25,000
Tyler Stinson: $7,000
Burkman defeated Stinson via knockout (strikes) in round one
Johnny Nunez: $4,000 ($2,00 to show, $2,000 to win)
Ozzy Dugulubgov: $6,000
Nunez defeated Dugulubgov via split decision
Mike Corey: $8,000 ($4,000 to show, $4,000 to win)
Shane Kruchten: $3,000
Corey defeated Kruchten via submission (rear-naked choke) in round two
Bryson Hansen: $3,000 ($1,500 to show, $1,500 to win)
Sean Cantor: $500
Bryson defeated Cantor via technical knockout (strikes) in round one
Chris Gruetzemacher: $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 to win)
John Gunderson: $2,000
Gruetzemacher defeated Gunderson via unanimous decision
Brenson Hansen: $6,000 ($3,000 to show, $3,000 to win)
Boostayre Nefarios: $1,000
Hansen defeated Nefarios via unanimous decision
Danny Davis Jr.: $2,000 ($1,000 to show, $1,000 to win)
Phil Dace: $1,000
Davis Jr. defeated Dace via unanimous decision
Jimmy Spicuzza: $2,100 ($1,100 to show, $1,000 to win)
Gil Guardado: $800
Spicuzza defeated Guardado via submission (rear-naked choke) in round one
The total disclosed payroll for WSOF 9 was $251,400.
Keep in mind the salaries listed above do not include fight bonuses, sponsorships, percentages and other unofficial income sources. It also does not include deductions for expenses such as insurance, taxes, etc.
For complete WSOF 9: "Carl vs. Palhares" results and blow-by-blow coverage of all the MMA action click here.