Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine salaries – Josh Barnett tops the list bringing home $250K

Earlier today the Oklahoma State Athletic Commission released the final salaries for the fighters that took part in this past Saturday nights Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine event.

The big winner on Saturday night was veteran fighter Josh Barnett who brought home a cool $250,000 for his dominating performance against Nandor Guelmino. Coming in just behind him was Gegard Mousasi who defeated Mike Kyle and made $175,000 for his submission victory.

Check out the full list of salaries below thanks to MMA Weekly (Total disclosed payroll $1,153,500)

Tarec Saffiedine: $39,000 ($19,500 to show, $19,500 to win)
Nate Marquardt: $40,000
Saffiedine def. Marquardt via unanimous decision

Daniel Cormier: $120,000 ($60,000 to show, $60,000 to win)
Dion Staring: $8,000
Cormier def. Staring via technical knockout

Josh Barnett: $250,000 (no win bonus)
Nandor Guelmino: $12,000
Barnett def. Guelmino via submission

Gegard Mousasi: $175,000 (no win bonus)
Mike Kyle: $25,000
Mousasi def. Kyle via submission

Ronaldo Souza: $100,500 ($72,500 to show, $28,000 to win)
Ed Herman: $34,000
Souza def. Herman via submission

Ryan Couture: $22,000 ($15,000 to show, $7,000 to win)
K.J. Noons: $41,000
Couture def. Noons via split decision

Tim Kennedy: $80,000 ($55,000 to show, $25,000 to win)
Trevor Smith: $8,000
Kennedy def. Smith via submission

Pat Healy: $42,000 ($27,000 to show, $15,000 to win)
Kurt Holobaugh: $9,000
Healy def. Holobaugh via unanimous decision

Roger Gracie: $94,000 ($47,000 to show, $47,000 to win)
Anthony Smith: $10,000
Gracie def. Smith via submission

Adriano Martins: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win)
Jorge Gurgel: $10,000
Martins def. Gurgel via unanimous decision

Estevan Payan: $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 to win)
Mike Bravo: $6,000
Payan def. Bravo via technical knockout

These numbers are the salaries that the organization has to give to the State Commissions. They do not include deductions for items such as insurance, licenses and other fees. They also do not include “fight night” bonuses, sponsor pay or any other bonuses that the UFC often give their fighters.


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