The salaries for World Series of Fighting (WSOF) 23: "Gaethje vs. Palomino 2," which took place last Friday night (Sept. 18, 2015) inside Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona, are in the books.
The biggest winners were the night's two champions: Justin Gaethje and David Branch. Gaethje banked $100,000 ($50,000 to show, $50,000 to win) for his second successful lightweight title defense against Luis Palomino ($20,000).
Middleweight David Branch also earned $100,000 ($50,000 to show, $50,000 to win) for winning the light heavyweight tournament and claiming the inaugural title in victory against Teddy Holder ($12,000).
The full WSOF 23 payouts come courtesy of Low Kick MMA.
Justin Gaethje: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)
def. Luis Palomino: $20,000
David Branch: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus)
def. Teddy Holder: $12,000
Timur Valiev: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
def. Tito Jones: $3,000
Ben Fodor: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Roberto Yong: $2,000
Brian Foster: $14,000 (includes $7,000 win bonus)
def. LaRue Burley: $4,000
Vagab Vagabov: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
def. Brian Grinnell: $1,500
Clifford Starks: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
def. Krasimir Mladenov: $3,000
Matthew Frincu: $4,000 (includes $2,000 win bonus)
def. Danny Davis Jr.: $3,000
David Nuzzo: $2,000 (includes $1,000 win bonus)
def. Andres Ponce: $1,000
Joey Miolla: $3,000 (includes $1,500 win bonus)
def. Randy Steinke: $1,500
Benny Madrid: $2,000 (includes $1,000 win bonus)
def. Jeff Fletcher: $1,000
The total disclosed payroll for WSOF 23, which aired on NBC Sports Network, was $346,000.
Complete WSOF 23 results and coverage can be found right here.