The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the salaries for World Series of Fighting’s third event Friday night in Las Vegas, and as one would expect, headliners Jon Fitch and Josh Burkman led the way. Burkman picked up $32,000 (including 16k as a win bonus) for his prompt, choke-out victory over Fitch, who earned 30 grand for the bout.
If you’re wondering what Fitch made his in his final UFC appearance, considering his recent exchange with Dana White about his time with ZUFFA, he was paid $66,000 for his UFC 156 fight in February. Fitch lost by unanimous decision to Demian Maia that night.
Jacob Volkmann, who’s another UFC vet who made his WSOF debut Friday night, earned $14,000 (including 7K as a win bonus) for his UD victory over Lyle Beerbohm.
Here are the salaries that were disclosed to the NSAC by WSOF. They do not include any additional money, like sponsorship fees or performance bonuses a fighter may have earned.
Josh Burkman: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus)
def. Jon Fitch: $30,000
Steve Carl: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Tyson Steele: $7,000
Jacob Volkmann: $14,000 (includes $7,000 win bonus)
def. Lyle Beerbohm: $15,000
Justin Gaethje: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
def. Brian Cobb: $8,000
Jerrod Sanders: $8,000 (includes $4,000 win bonus)
def. Jeff Smith: $4,000
Dan Lauzon: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
def. John Gunderson: $6,000
Carson Beebe: $8,000 (includes $4,000 win bonus)
def. Joe Murphy: $4,000
Krasimir Mladenov: $10,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus)
def. Kendrick Miree: $4,000
Brenson Hansen: $5,000 (includes $2,500 win bonus)
def. Josh Montalvo: $1,000