Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (Pictured) should be sporting a giant Kool-Aid smile. The former Strikeforce middleweight champ pocketed a cool $94,000 for just 41 seconds of work this past Saturday.
Despite serving as the event’s biggest superstar, bantamweight queen Ronda Rousey earned only $40,000 for submitting Sarah Kaufman in the show’s featured attraction. Half of Rousey’s paycheck came courtesy of a win bonus.
Miesha Tate, who Rousey torched in March to take the 135-pound crown and fought in the card’s prelims, pocketed $38,000 for beating Julie Kedzie.
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.
Valley View Casino Center in San Diego hosted this weekend’s festivities.
Here are the official salaries for “Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman”:
(Total disclosed payroll: $368,000)
Bobby Green: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)
def. Matt Ricehouse: $5,000
Germaine de Randamie: $15,000 ($7,500 to show, $7,500 win bonus)
def. Hiroko Yamanaka: $31,000
Adian Amagov: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus)
def. Keith Berry: $2,000
Miesha Tate: $38,000 ($19,000 to show, $19,000 win bonus)
def. Julie Kedzie: $5,000
Ovince St. Preux: $34,000 ($17,000 to show, $17,000 win bonus)
def. T.J. Cook: $3,000
Anthony Smith: $6,000 ($3,000 to show, $3,000 win bonus)
def. Lumumba Sayers: $7,000
Tarec Saffiedine: $35,000 ($17,500 to show, $17,500 win bonus)
def. Roger Bowling: $10,000
Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza: $94,000 ($72,000 to show, $22,000 win bonus)
def. Derek Brunson: $13,000
Ronda Rousey: $40,000 ($20,000 to show, $20,000 win bonus)
def. Sarah Kaufman: $17,000