Strikeforce: Tate Vs Rousey – Fighter Salaries

The fighter salaries for Saturday night’s Strikeforce: Tate Vs Rousey event have now been released and show that former middleweight champion Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza was the evening’s biggest earner, pocketing $92,000 for his third round submission victory.

Next up was co-main eventer Josh Thomson who took home $80,000 while veteran campaigner Scott Smith claimed $60,000 for what could be his last Strikeforce appearance after suffering his fourth loss in a row.

Despite headlining the show and being the biggest talking point afterwards, new woman’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey wasn’t amongst the top earners, though she did claim a reasonable $32,000 payday while her opponent banked just $19,000.

Check out the full salary list below.

  • Ronda Rousey: $32,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus)
  • Miesha Tate: $19,000
  • Josh Thomson: $80,000 (no win bonus)
  • K.J. Noons: $38,000
  • Kazuo Misaki: $50,000 (no win bonus)
  • Paul Daley: $45,000
  • Lumumba Sayers: $10,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus)
  • Scott Smith: $65,000
  • Ronaldo Souza: $92,000 (includes $22,000) win bonus)
  • Bristol Marunde: $10,000
  • Sarah Kaufman: $25,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
  • Alexis Davis: $4,000
  • Roger Bowling: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
  • Brandon Saling: $5,000
  • Pat Healy: $22,500 (includes $5,000 win bonus)
  • Carlos Fodor: $12,000
  • Ryan Couture: $10,000 (no win bonus)
  • Conor Heun: $8,000


  1. I’ve been watching you, Ronda, your entire career. At first I’ll admit I thought you were cocky! BUT since the first impression, but I know now…you are a wonderful person, all around. Now I can’t wait to see you fight…and that you do girl, them 7 submissions were awesome. I’m so glad you are getting women into UFC! and you are a great role model. I’m an old fart, 51, DAV ex-SP and I was a scrapper, in fact, I was called Scrappy. Keep the octagon rocking Ronda, and don’t take in the negative…you are a famous individual, and will continue to thrive….Tammy, the Okie. wished you’d come to OKC!!!


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