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Nick Diaz earns $50,000 for win over KJ Noons

In addition to retaining his belt, Strikeforce welterweight Nick Diaz took home top prize at last weekend’s “Strikeforce – Diaz vs. Noons II” event, earning $50,000 for his unanimous decision win over challenger KJ Noons.

Also scoring half-a-hundred-grand for his performance at the show was Josh Thomson. “The Punk” outpointed talented Brazilian lightweight JZ Cavalcante, who himself earned $40,000 for his effort against the former Strikeforce champion.

Terms of the pay-outs was reported by the California State Athletic Commission.

Newly crowned welterweight queen, Marloes Coenen, earned $3,000 for her title-win over the previously undefeated Sarah Kaufman which also included a $1,000 bonus for the victory. Comparably, Kaufman netted $20,000 at the event.

Here is a complete rundown of salary information:

Nick Diaz – $50,000 def. K.J. Noons – $10,000
Josh Thomson – $50,000 def. Gesias Cavalcante – $40,000
Marloes Coenen – $3,000 (includes $1,000 win bonus) def. Sarah Kaufman – $20,000
Tyron Woodley – $15,000 (includes $7,500 win bonus) def. Andre Galvao – $10,000
James Terry – $3,000 (includes $1,500 win bonus) def. David Marshall – $1,500
Josh McDonald – $3,000 (includes $1,500 win bonus) def. Ron Keslar – $1,500
Jess Bouscal – $3,000 (includes $1,500 win bonus) def. Luis Mendoza – $1,500

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