Strikeforce “Carano vs Cyborg” Offical Fighter Payouts

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Fighter payout’s were released today for Strikeforce “Carano vs Cyborg” by the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC). Gina Carano is the top earner with her 125k payout for her loss to Cris Cyborg in the shows main event. Gegard Mousasi pulls in 2k for his dominate win of Babalu. We have to note, he is on loan from M-1 Global and probably made a significant amount more for his performance.

Payouts and Bonus Amounts

Gina Carano: $125,000
Renato “Babalu” Sobral: $75,000
Jay Hieron: $55,000 ($30,000 bonus)
Fabricio Werdum: $50,000 ($25,000 bonus)
Gilbert Melendez: $50,000
Mitsuhiro Ishida: $30,000
Cris “Cyborg” Santos: $25,000 ($5,000 bonus)
Mike Kyle: $14,000
Jesse Taylor: $12,000
James Terry: $6,000 ($3,000 bonus)
Justin Wilcox: $5,000 ($2,500 bonus)
David Douglas: $5,500
Scott Lighty: $4,000
Alex Trevino: $3,500 ($1,500 bonus)
Mike Cook: $2,500
Gegard Mousasi: $2,000
Zak Bucia: $2,000
Isaiah Hill: $2,000

Totals and Live Gate

Total Disclosed Payout: $468,500
Total Spectators: 13,976
Live Gate: $736,000


  1. tom

    August 18, 2009 at 9:09 am

    Cris got fucked

  2. Dave

    August 18, 2009 at 9:51 am

    Mousasi only got $2000? You've got to be kidding me!

  3. Killah Hill

    August 18, 2009 at 10:38 am

    What about Mousasi? Hopefully that M-1 deal paid off for him.

    Cris got what she deserved, quite honestly. Although I think an "equal win bonus" would have been more fair. You get paid based on how much of a draw you are, not just how good you are. If it were Cris vs any other woman the ratings would have been much lower and she wouldn't be the main event. That's just the way it goes. People wanted to see the pretty girl fighter, they paid (or tuned in) to see the pretty girl fighter, so you have to PAY the pretty girl fighter.

    Maybe that's why Cris also crushed Gina. She was like "I want more money, bitch!" hahaha.

    So happy Gina covered up her face at the end. She can now go into film and modeling and give up fighting since she can't really go anywhere interesting from here. Maybe a rematch if she wants, but other than making more money….why?

  4. Mike

    August 18, 2009 at 10:39 am

    tom… Cris got fucked?!

    Mousasi got fucked.

  5. tom

    August 18, 2009 at 10:45 am

    ha but M1 hooked him up?

  6. Mike

    August 18, 2009 at 11:04 am

    ah i think they could have but if its 50-50 split with M-1 and Strikeforce…. who knows how much he got…

    $2000 is not good! but then again for 1 minute…. its about right! :P

  7. Al

    August 18, 2009 at 11:17 am

    I here that strikeforce pays m1 an undisclosed amount and they pay that to mousasi. He probably made far more then 2000

  8. Jay

    August 18, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    I think a Homeless person can make more than than 2k for begging in Downtown SF in one day

  9. dane drebin

    August 18, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    im broke gimme the 2 G's

  10. Rubs

    August 19, 2009 at 1:58 am

    This is getting stupid. The world should start paying real money to MMA fighters. Especially Dana.


    August 19, 2009 at 4:07 am

    Dana pays more than 2G's in win bonus and fight of the night and submission or KO of the night rewards and bonuses. Nice job signing with M-1 Gegard….That should pay off (err I mean miss your pay offs) as well as it has for Afraidor…..Hey, it's better to have the respect than all that money, though. Right?! Just like fedor. Way to pay your ONLY TWO FIGHTERS! Finkelstink.


    August 19, 2009 at 4:10 am

    sidenote: for 75 G's, I'LL spend a minute in the ring with Gegard and take the KO.

  13. Mike

    August 19, 2009 at 7:57 am


    this ISN'T the M1 PAYMENT LIST

    its the strikeforce list!

    they paid the fighters small bonuses even tho they're signed up to M1! (M1s job to pay em)

  14. dane drebin

    August 19, 2009 at 8:19 am

    afraidor u wouldnt get the 75 G's cuz u wouldnt last the minute lol

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