Rockhold takes $90,000 for title defense
Robbie Lawler led the pack of 18 fighters' take-home pay for Saturday's Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine card. The Nevada State Athletic Commission released the numbers to HeavyMMA on Monday following the event, which took place at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
Lawler made $150,000 for his first-round TKO of Adlan Amagov. The salary was a straight show fee with no win bonus attached. Lawler was the only fighter to make more than $100,000 for his fight. Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal made $95,000 for his win over Lorenz Larkin. The former light heavyweight champion made $80,000 to show and an additional $15,000 for a win bonus.
And main event middleweight champion Luke Rockhold cleared $90,000 for his first title defense, a first-round TKO of Keith Jardine. Rockhold made $65,000 to show and a $25,000 win bonus against Jardine, a former UFC light heavyweight, who made $30,000. The night's other big winner was Tyron Woodley, who made $60,000, including a $30,000 win bonus, for his unanimous decision over Jordan Mein.
The complete list of salaries is below:
Luke Rockhold $90,000 (inc. $25,000 win bonus) def. Keith Jardine ($30,000)
Robbie Lawler $150,000 (no win bonus) def. Adlan Amagov ($10,000)
Muhammed Lawal $95,000 (inc. $15,000 win bonus) def. Lorenz Larkin ($17,000)
Tyron Woodley $60,000 (inc. $30,000 win bonus) def. Jordan Mein ($9,000)
Tarec Saffiedine $30,000 (inc. $15,000 win bonus) def. Tyler Stinson ($4,000)
Na-Shon Burrell $8,000 (inc. $4,000 win bonus) def. James Terry ($9,000)
Gian Villante $20,000 (inc. $10,000 win bonus) def. Trevor Smith ($4,000)
Ricky Legere $10,000 (inc. $5,000 win bonus) def. Chris Spang ($6,000)
Estevan Payan $8,000 (inc. $4,000 win bonus) def. Alonzo Martinez ($5,000)