Originally written on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 11/4/12
The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the official salaries for all of the contestants who competed in Saturday’s “World Series of Fighting 1” event. Andrei Arlovski (Pictured) was the night’s highest earner. The former UFC heavyweight champ scored a total of $60,000 for his TKO victory over Devin Cole in the show’s featured attraction. Half of Arlovski’s paycheck came via win bonus. Please keep in mind, the numbers that get reported to the athletic commissions are only of what’s required. These figures do not include deductions for items such as licenses and taxes. Additionally, they do not contain money paid by sponsors, which can oftentimes represent a substantial portion of a fighter’s total income. Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada hosted Saturday’s event. Here are the official salaries for World Series of Fighting 1: (Total disclosed payroll $352,000) Preliminary Card: David Branch: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Dustin Jacoby: $5,000 Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante: $14,000 (includes $7,000 win bonus) def. T.J. O’Brien: $5,000 Josh Burkman: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Gerald Harris: $15,000 Steve Carl: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Ramico Blackmon: $10,000 Brian Cobb: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus) def. Ronys Torres: $12,000 Tyson Steele: $10,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus) def. Gregor Gracie: $25,000 Main Card: Tyrone Spong: $27,000 (includes $7,000 win bonus) def. Travis Bartlett: $4,000 Marlon Moraes: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus) def. Miguel Torres: $18,000 Anthony Johnson: $55,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus) def. D.J. Linderman: $10,000 Andrei Arlovski: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus) def. Devin Cole: $10,000
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