Strikeforce “Shamrock vs Diaz” Fighter Payouts



The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) has released the official fighter payouts for last weekends Strikeforce “Shamrock vs. Diaz” event. Cleaning up with the top payout is franchise fighter Frank Shamrock, earning $369,790, 58% of total payout of $634,415.

A sold out crowd of 15,211 spectators filled the HP Pavilion, bringing in an estimated $750,000 live gate. A note to other promoters looking to enter the sport [Cash In] – [Costs] = PROFIT

Nick Diaz: $39,950 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Frank Shamrock: $369,790

Gilbert Melendez: $49,890 (no win bonus)
def. Rodrigo Damm: $9,190

Scott Smith: $49,940 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
def. Benji Radach: $16,940

Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos: $18,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Hitomi Akano: $1,450

Brett Rogers: $39,940 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
def. Ron “Abongo” Humphrey: $3,205

Luke Rockhold: $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus)
def. Buck Meredith: $1,540

Eric Lawson: $9,950 (includes $2,000 win bonus)
def. Waylon Kennell: $1,950

Raul Castillo: $7,890 (includes $3,500 win bonus)
def. Brandon Michaels: $1,500

James Terry: $3,940 (includes $2,000 win bonus)
def. Zak Bucia: $1,500

Shingo Kohara: $940 (no win bonus)
def. Jeremy Tavares: $940

TG “The Junkie


  1. roy

    April 15, 2009 at 2:34 am

    frank made a killing and nick got butned, i can see frank making more than him but how did gilbert and scott make more than him when he is headlining?

  2. roy

    April 15, 2009 at 2:34 am

    *got burned

  3. CagE

    April 15, 2009 at 3:37 am

    Franks the Chuck Liddell of Strikeforce. Win or lose he brings in the crowed (San Jose).

    Strikeforce has a sweet deal in San Jose, Put Shamrock or Cung Le on the card and its an instant sellout

    Diaz proved at the EliteXC in Stockton, he just can't draw in the locals (Probably flipped off half of them).

  4. roy

    April 15, 2009 at 4:08 am

    yeah, i have no problem with what frank made he deserves it but nick should have gotten more than that.

  5. derek

    April 15, 2009 at 8:10 am

    wow nick got cheated out of money. frank deserves to make that much. so does cung le.

  6. Miko

    April 15, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    Hitomi Akano got robbed! No wonder she didn't want to fight at first when cyborg didn't make weight.

  7. Ryan S

    April 15, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    I think Cyborg draws in a good amount of fans. I'm surprised they only pay her so much. If thats the way it's going to be, I could see women not wanting to even fight.

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