World Series Of Fighting dished out a fairly healthy series of paychecks to their fighters who competed in their debut event in Las Vegas last night.
Topping the list was headliner Andrei Arlovski who took home $60,000 for his first round victory, while co-main event star Anthony Johnson earned his $55,000 payday with a spectacular knockout finish in his fight.
Former K-1 fighter Tyrone Spong was another notable earner, receiving $27,000 for his MMA debut which he ended swiftly by knockout.
This is good news for the fighters, but you have to wonder if forking out a total $352,000 in fighter earnings is really a good idea for WSOF at this early stage in their development, particularly since it’s rumored that they also paid to have their event aired on NBC Sports.
See the full list of salaries resulting from the event below.
Andrei Arlovski: $30,000 base and $30,000 win bonus vs. Devin Cole: $10,000
Anthony Johnson: $30,000 and $25,000 win bonus vs. D.J. Linderman: $10,000
Marlon Moraes: $6,000 and $6,000 win bonus vs. Miguel Torres: $18,000
Tyrone Spong: $20,000 and $7,000 win bonus vs. Travis Bartlett: $4,000
Tyson Steele: $5,000 and $5,000 win bonus vs. Gregor Gracie: $25,000
Brian Cobb: $6,000 and $6,000 win bonus vs. Ronys Torres: $12,000
Steve Carl: $8,000 and $8,000 win bonus vs. Ramico Blackmon: $10,000
Josh Burkman: $8,000 and $8,000 win bonus vs. Gerald Harris: $15,000
Gesias Cavalcante: $7,000 and $7,000 win bonus vs. T.J. O’Brien: $5,000
David Branch: $8,000 and $8,000 win bonus vs. Dustin Jacoby: $5,000