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“Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg” Fighter Salaries

strikeforce thumbDespite losing efforts, Gina Carano and Renato “Babalu” Sobral were the big winners financially during “Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg“.

The event took place Saturday evening from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California and aired live on Showtime. was recently able to receive a full list of the disclosed fighter payouts for the event through the California State Athletic Commission.

Carano wound up taking home a cool $125,00 for her loss to Cyborg, while Babalu netted an impressive $75,000 for his dismantling at the hands of Gegard Mousasi (who was shockingly only compensated to the tune of a disclosed $2,000).

Others on the card that were able to bring home hefty paydays totalling $50,000 or more were Gilbert Melendez, Fabricio Werdum and Jay Hieron.

A full list of the disclosed payouts for the event are listed below:

Gina Carano: $125,000

Cris “Cyborg” Santos: $25,000 - $20,000, win bonus $5,000

Renato “Babalu” Sobral: $75, 000

Gegard Mousasi: $2,000

Gilbert Melendez: $50,000

Mitsuhiro Ishida: $30,000

Fabricio Werdum: $50,000 – $25,000, win bonus $25,000

Mike Kyle: $14,000

Jay Hieron: $55,000 - $25,000, win bonus $30,000

Jesse Taylor: $12,000

Scott Lighty: $4,000

Mike Cook: $2,500

Justin Wilcox: $5,000 – $2,500, win bonus $2,500

David Douglas: $5,500

James Terry: $6,000 - $3,000, win bonus $3,000

Zak Bucia: $2,000

Alex Trevino: $3,500 – $2,000, win bonus $1,500

Isaiah Hill: $2,000

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