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Strikeforce fighter payouts for those who competed at the "Diaz vs. Daley" event this past Saturday night (April 9, 2011) from the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego were released earlier today by the California State Athletic Commission.
And the Cesar Gracie-trained champions, Nick Diaz and Gilbert Melendez, got paid, pocketing an event-leading $175,000 and $150,000 respectively.
Their opponents, who didn't fair as well inside the cage also didn't match up at the check counter. Tatsuya Kawajiri is heading back to Japan with a healthy $97,612.50 and Paul Daley is flying back to Britain $65,000 richer.
Not too bad for less than five minutes of work for both of them.
Check out the complete list of Strikeforce: " Diaz vs. Daley" payouts after the jump:
Nick Diaz -- $175,000
Paul Daley -- $65,000
Diaz defeated Daley via technical knockout (strikes) in round one
Gilbert Melendez -- $150,000
Tatsuya Kawajiri -- $ 97,612.50
Melendez defeated Kawajiri via technical knockout (strikes) in round one
Gegard Moussasi -- $150,000
Keith Jardine -- $25,000
Mousasi and Jardine fought to a majority draw
Shinya Aoki -- $73,637.50
Lyle Beerbohm -- $10,000
Aoki defeated Beerbohm via submission (neck crank) in round one
Robert Peralta -- $4,000 ($2,000 to show, $2,000 to win)
Hiroyuki Takaya -- $2,740
Peralta defeated Takaya via split decision
Virgil Zwicker -- $3,000 ($2,000 to show, $1,000 to win)
Brett Albee -- $1,000
Zwicker defeated Albee via knockout in round one
Joe Duarte -- $2,000 ($1,000 to show, $1,000 to win)
Saad Awad -- $1,500
Duarte defeated Awad via submission (armbar) in round two
Herman Terrado -- $1,500 ($1,000 to show, $500 to win)
AJ Matthews -- $1,000
Terrado defeated Matthews via knockout in round one
Rolando Perez -- $3,000 ($2,000 to show, $1,000 to win)
Edgar Cardenas -- $1,000
Perez defeated Cardenas via unanimous decision
Casey Ryan -- $2,000 ($1,000 to show, $1,000 to win)
Paul Song -- $750
Ryan defeated Song via submission (triangle) in round one
The total disclosed payroll for Strikeforce: " Diaz vs. Daley" was $769,740.
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: "Diaz vs. Daley" click here and here.