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Strikeforce salaries: 'Jacare' leads payouts with $92,000 from Showtime event


Strikeforce fighter payouts for those who competed at the "Tate vs. Rousey" event this past Saturday night (March 3, 2012), which aired on the Showtime network from the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, were released earlier today by the Ohio Athletic Commission.

Former Middleweight Champion Ronaldo Souza was the chief check casher on Monday morning, with 92,000 reasons to hit the drive-up window at his local financial institution. Not far behind him was lightweight "Punk" Josh Thomson, who somehow turned shit into salad with his $80,000 payday.

Showtime's leading lady and new 135-pound champion Ronday Rousey took home $32,000, which she can probably double by raffling off Miesha Tate's arm at a Columbus tricky tray. "Takedown" was beatdown, but still got a pretty penny with $19,000 simoleons.

That's not all.

The complete list of Strikeforce: "Tate vs. Rousey" salaries and payouts (via MMA Fighting) after the jump:

Ronda Rousey: $32,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus)
Miesha Tate: $19,000
Rousey def. Tate via submission (armbar)

Josh Thomson: $80,000 (no win bonus)
K.J. Noons: $38,000
Thomson def. Noons via unanimous decision

Kazuo Misaki: $50,000 (no win bonus)
Paul Daley: $45,000
Misaki def. Daley via unanimous decision

Lumumba Sayers: $10,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus)
Scott Smith: $65,000
Sayers def. Smith via submission (guillotine choke)

Ronaldo Souza: $92,000 (includes $22,000 win bonus)
Bristol Marunde: $10,000
Souza def. Marunde via submission (arm-triangle choke)

Sarah Kaufman: $25,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Alexis Davis: $4,000
Kaufman def. Davis via majority decision

Roger Bowling: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Brandon Saling: $5,000
Bowling def. Saling via technical knockout

Pat Healy: $22,500 (includes $5,000 win bonus)
Caros Fodor: $12,000
Healy def. Fodor via submission (arm-triangle choke)

Ryan Couture: $10,000 (no win bonus)
Conor Heun: $8,000
Couture def. Heun via technical knockout

The total disclosed payroll for Strikeforce: "Tate vs. Rousey" was $543,500.

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: "Tate vs. Rousey" results and blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action click here and here.

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