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Ronaldo Souza tops list of Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey salaries

Not only did former middleweight champion Ronaldo Souza depart Columbus, Ohio with a victory under his belt at Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey but did so with the largest check of any of the evening’s competitors.

According to a list of salaries provided by the Ohio Athletic Commission, “Jacare” earned $92,000 for his success against Bristol Marunde.

However, Souza did not have the night’s largest base pay, as his total take-home was assisted by a bonus for winning. Receiving that honor was Josh Thomson who made $80,000 for beating K.J. Noons in co-headlining action without any additional money for bringing home the “W”.

Meanwhile, new bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey was paid $32,000 for her exciting clash with former title-holder Miesha Tate who earned $19,000 in defeat.

Also standing out, albeit for perhaps the wrong reasons, Scott Smith earned $65,000 for his lackluster showing against Lumumba Sayers.

Read below for a complete list of salaries from Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey:

Ryan Couture: $10,000 (no win bonus) def. Conor Heun: $8,000
Pat Healy: $22,500 (includes $5,000 win bonus) def. Caros Fodor: $12,000
Roger Bowling: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Brandon Saling: $5,000
Sarah Kaufman: $25,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Alexis Davis: $4,000
Ronaldo Souza: $92,000 (includes $22,000) win bonus) def. Bristol Marunde: $10,000
Lumumba Sayers: $10,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus) def. Scott Smith: $65,000
Kazuo Misaki: $50,000 (no win bonus) def. Paul Daley: $45,000
Josh Thomson: $80,000 (no win bonus) def. K.J. Noons: $38,000
Ronda Rousey: $32,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus) def. Miesha Tate: $19,000