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Strikeforce salaries: Dan Henderson makes 250k (and 240 more than fellow champ Marloes Coenen)


Strikeforce salaries for "Feijao vs. Henderson" on March 5 in Columbus were released earlier today by the Ohio Athletic Commission (OAC) for the Showtime telecast held last Saturday night at the Nationwide Arena in conjunction with the Arnold Fitness Expo.

As expected, newly-crowned Light Heavyweight Champion Dan Henderson was the top earner of the night, banking a whopping $250,000 for his third round knockout of Rafael Cavalcante, who took home $28,000 in defeat.

In second place was middleweight super soldier Tim Kennedy, who made an easy 50-grand by choking out the defenseless Melvin Manhoef ($10,000) on the televised Showtime card.

Strikeforce Women's Champion (135-pounds) Marloes Coenen scraped together a measly $10,000 for choking out the unexpectedly mighty Liz Carmouche ($5,000) while Jorge Masvidal was "Game" and made "bread" by pocketing $30,000 for his unanimous decision win over Billy Evangelista ($20,000).

But that's not all

Here are the complete Strikeforce: "Feijao vs. Henderson" payouts (via MMA Fighting):

Dan Henderson: $250,000 (no win bonus)
Rafael Calvacante: $28,000
Dan Henderson def. Rafael Cavalcante via knockout (punches) in Round 3

Marloes Coenen: $10,000 (no win bonus)
Liz Carmouche: $5,000
Marloes Coenen def. Liz Carmouche via submission (triangle choke) in Round 4

Tim Kennedy: $50,000 (no win bonus)
Melvin Manhoef: $10,000
Tim Kennedy def. Melvin Manhoef via submission (rear naked choke) in Round 1

Jorge Masvidal: $30,000 ($15,000 to show, $15,000 to win)
Billy Evangelista: $20,000
Jorge Masvidal def. Billy Evangelista via unanimous decision

Roger Bowling: $7,000 ($3,500 to show, $3,500 to win)
Josh Thornburg: $2,000
Roger Bowling def. Josh Thornburg via unanimous decision

Jorge Gurgel: $8,000 ($4,000 to show, $4,000 to win)
Billy Vaughan: $1,500
Jorge Gurgel def. Billy Vaughan via submission (guillotine) in Round 1

Jason Freeman: $3,000 ($1,500 to show, $1,500 to win)
Jason Riley: $1,500
Jason Freeman def. Jason Riley via submission (strikes) in Round 1

Brian Rogers: $3,000 ($1,500 to show, $1,500 to win)
Ian Rammel: $1,500
Brian Rogers def. Ian Rammel via TKO (strikes) in Round 1

Mitch Whitesel: $3,000 ($1,500 to show, $1,500 to win)
Marc Cofer: $1,500
Mitch Whitesel def. Marc Cofer via submission (guillotine) in Round 1

John Kuhner: $3,000 ($1,500 to show, $1,500 to win)
JP Felty: $1,500
John Kuhner def. J.P. Felty via submission (triangle) in Round 2

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 results and coverage of Strikeforce: "Feijao vs. Henderson" click here and here.

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