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Strikeforce salaries and payouts for 'Rousey vs Kaufman' nets 'Jacare' event-high $94,000

Photo of Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza by Esther Lin for Strikeforce
Photo of Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza by Esther Lin for Strikeforce

Strikeforce fighter payouts for those who competed at the "Rousey vs. Kaufaman" event this past Saturday night (Aug. 18, 2012), which aired on the Showtime network from the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, Calif., were released earlier today by the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC).

Leading the fiscal charge was former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Ronaldo Souza, who topped main event headliner and Women's Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey with $94,000 for his first round knockout of Derek Brunson ($13,000).

"Rowdy" made a cool $40,000 for taking home the arm of Sarah Kaufman ($17,000).

Not far off from her majesty was former queenpin Miesha Tate, whose rock-em, sock-em battle opposite Julie Kedzie left her with $38,000 for her birthday. "Fireball" won't be able to extinguish many bills with her $5,000 payout.

That's not all.

Check out the complete list of Strikeforce: "Rousey vs. Kaufman" salaries and payouts after the jump:

Bobby Green $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Matt Ricehouse $5,000
Green def. Ricehouse via unanimous decision

Germaine de Randamie $15,000 ($7,500 to show, $7,500 to win)
Hiroko Yamanaka $ 8,000
De Randamie def. Yamanaka via unanimous decision

Adlan Amagov $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win)
Keith Berry $ 2,000
Amagov def. Berry via technical knockout

Miesha Tate $38,000 ($19,000 to show, $19,000 to win)
Julie Kedzie $ 5,000
Tate def. Kedzie via submission

Ovince St. Preux $34,000 ($17,000 to show, $17,000 to win)
T.J. Cook $3,000
St. Preux def. Cook via knockout

Anthony Smith $6,000 ($3,000 to show, $3,000 to win)
Lumumba Sayers $7,000
Smith def. Sayers via submission

Tarec Saffiedine $35,000 ($17,500 to show, $17,500 to win)
Roger Bowling $10,000
Saffiedine def. Bowling via unanimous decision

Ronaldo Souza $94,000 ($72, 000 to show, $22,000 to win)
Derek Brunson $13,000
Souza def. Brunson via knockout

Ronda Rousey $40,000 ($20,000 to show, $20,000 to win)
Sarah Kaufman $17,000
Rousey def. Kaufman via submission

The total disclosed payroll was $368,000.

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

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