Strikeforce: Fedor Vs Werdum – Fighter Salaries

The official salaries for Strikeforce: Fedor Vs Werdum have been announced, and show that the promotion’s biggest star, Fedor Emelianenko walked away with $400,000 despite losing to Fabricio Werdum who earned $100,000.

Fedor’s salary is certainly comparable to the UFC’s top stars, though unlike them the Russian does not receive a cut of pay-per-view revenue on top.

Cung Le was another top earner on the night, also earning $100,000 for his nights work. Former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson was next with $60,000 while Scott Smith was just behind with $55,000.

See the full list of fighter earnings from the event below.

Fabricio Werdum: $100,000

Fedor Emelianenko: $400,000

Cung Le: $100,000

Scott Smith: $55,000

Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos: $35,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus and $5,000 champion bonus)

Jan Finney: $6,000

Josh Thomson: $60,000

Pat Healy: $8,000

Chris Cope: $3,000 ($1,000 win bonus)

Ron Keslar: $1,500

Bret Bergmark: $3,000 ($1,500 win bonus)

Vagner Rocha: $2,500

Yancey Medeiros: $8,000 ($4,000 win bonus)

Gareth Joseph: $2,000

Bobby Stack: $2,800 ($1,500 win bonus)

Derrick Burnsed: $2,000


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