EliteXC: “Street Certified” Fighter Payouts

elitexc fighter payouts

elitexc fighter payouts

Here are the EliteXC 4: Kimbo vs. Tank fighter payouts released by the Florida State Athletic Commission, reported by MMAMainia.

As usual main event fighters cleaned up as the rest of the group, fought for scraps.

Kimbo Slice and Tank Abbott had no problem getting paid, with Kimbo pulling in an impressive $50K win bonus for his first round KO.

Another winner was James Thompson who was paid 25k to get knocked out in the first round.

Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson – $175,000 ($125,000 to show, $50,000 to win)
David “Tank” Abbott – $126,000
Kimbo defeated Tank by KO (punch) 43 seconds into the first round

Antonio Silva – $80,000
Ricco Rodriguez – $20,000
Silva defeated Ricco by split decision

Scott Smith – $12,000
Kyle Noke – $3,000
Smith defeated Noke by KO (punch) 7 seconds into round 2

Yves Edwards – $6,000
Edson Berto – $6,000
Yves defeated Berto by KO (knee) with 4 seconds left in round 1

Brett Rogers – $4,000
James Thompson – $25,000
Brett Rogers defeated Thompson by KO (punch) at 2:24 of round 1

Rafael Fiejao – $6,000
John Doyle – $2,500
Fiejao defeated Doyle by TKO at 2:17 of round 1

Yosmany Cabazes – $2,000
Jon Kirk – $2,500
Cabazes defeated Kirk by submission (rear naked choke) at :52 of round 2

Dave Herman – $1,500
Mario Rinaldi – $2,000
Herman defeated Rinaldi by TKO 33 seconds into round 3

Eric Bradley – $1,000
Mikey Gomez – $1,500
Bradley defeated Gomez by unanimous decision

Mike Bernhard – $1,500
Lorenzo Borgameo – $1,000
Bernhard defeated Borgameo by submission (triangle) at 4:11 of round 2

Moyses Gabin – $1
Jirka Hlavaty – $500
Gabin defeated Hlavaty via technical knockout (cut) in round one

As usual these numbers don’t include signing bonuses, sponsorships, licensing fees, taxes and other promotional pay.


  1. Kash

    February 20, 2008 at 5:27 am

    I'm suprised that Tank had the same payout as Kimbo. Some of those guys didn't make squat so I hope they had sponsors.

  2. roy

    February 20, 2008 at 6:33 am

    tank got paid

  3. derek

    February 20, 2008 at 6:54 am

    damn, tank got treated well! i think that's what randy means when he says he wants to be paid equally to his status. kimbo got paid more than frank mir altogether in 2007.

  4. Pops

    February 20, 2008 at 8:26 am

    im all 4 the fighters getting paid, as long as its fair 4 everyone and it doesnt start becoming what boxing is.

  5. BusinessOwner

    February 20, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    $1, $500, $1000, $1500 !! Where are all the UFC haters that complain when they pay $3000, $4500 or even $6000?

    [derek] What are you talking about? In 2007 the UFC paid Randy 1/2 million signing bonus, 3-million for 2 fights, and $200,000 as an employee. The UFC paid Randy more as an employee than Kimbo made as a headliner and they paid Randy 10 times more PER FIGHT than Kimbo. Kimbo is very popular too, star power has nothing to do with talent.

  6. Kash

    February 20, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    I understand that its a smaller org and that it was free on Showtime…but getting $1…Gabin should use 50 cents to ride the bus home and put the other 50 cents in his "I need an agent" fund.

  7. CagE

    February 20, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    Sorry guys, the $1 was reported to the commission because Gabin is actually getting paid separately by a local Miami MMA promoter who set the fight up with EliteXC.

  8. derek

    February 20, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    BusinessOwner, i think you misunderstood what i said. i said randy complained that he wasn't get paid equally to his status. randy has a BIG status, which means he should be getting paid a lot; i never compared what he made to what kimbo made. secondly, i compared kimbo to what frank mir is making. because if i'm not mistaken, mir got paid only $60-80K in his last fight.

  9. brian

    February 20, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    When you get rid of pride the only other pay perview organization. Buy up xience, tap out, throwdown etc. monopolize the whole sport but pay new fighters 2,000 – 4,000 a fight for three years. You can pay some high fees, but not what pride paid. UFC is the only game because of there power with the athletic commission. There is a need to get rid of the Athletic Commission and the maybe someone could compete with the UFC. As long as there is a Commission regulating this sport there will never be competition with the UFC.

  10. kom34

    February 21, 2008 at 12:19 am

    what about another overseas organization like M1? i think that even if the UFC has an upperhand here in the states then an overseas org can still rise like Pride did.

  11. brian

    February 21, 2008 at 4:19 am

    Maybe, but they will never be able to compete now. UFC has locked up all television and good pay per view spots. Cuban with his HDTV is the only hope for another organization. He may have to keep his events in Dallas.

  12. Robert McCoy

    April 21, 2009 at 10:56 am

    can I get into a street fightin NO cage just Yet!!!!

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