WSOF 9 full payouts and salaries: New champs Palhares, Moraes lead payday way with $50,000 each

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WSOF 9 is in the books and payouts and salaries are in the checkbooks. Here is the complete list of last Saturday night's earnings for all the fighters competing at the "Carl vs. Palhares" mixed martial arts (MMA) event in Las Vegas.

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.

To watch full video highlights of their $50,000 victories click here and here.

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.

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