MMA World Series of Fighting – Fighter Paydays


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How much did Saskatoon’s Tyson Steele earn in beating Gregor Gracie?  Check out the MMA World Series of Fighting fighter Salaries as released by the Nevada State Althletic Commission.

Andrei Arlovski – $60,000 ($30,000 SHOW, $30,000 WIN)

Anthony Johnson – $55,000 ($30,000 SHOW, $25,000 WIN)

Tyrone Spong – $27,000 ($20,000 SHOW, $7,000 WIN)

Gregor Gracie – $25,000

Miguel Torres – $18,000

Steve Carl – $16,000 ($8,000 SHOW, $8,000 WIN)

David Branch – $16,000 ($8,000 SHOW, $8,000 WIN)

Josh Burkman – $16,000 ($8,000 SHOW, $8,000 WIN)

Gerald Harris – $15,000

Gesias “J.Z.” Cavalcante – $14,000 ($7,000 SHOW, $7,000 WIN)

Brian Cobb – $12,000 ($6,000 SHOW, $6,000 WIN)

Ronys Torres – $12,000

Marlon Moraes – $12,000 ($6,000 SHOW, $6,000 WIN)

Tyson Steele – $10,000 ($5,000 SHOW, $5,000 WIN)

Devin Cole – $10,000

D.J. Linderman – $10,000

Ramico Blackmon – $10,000

Dustin Jacoby – $5,000

T.J. O’Brien – $5,000

Travis Bartlett – $4,000

11 Responses to “ MMA World Series of Fighting – Fighter Paydays ”

  1. Don't Call Me Leon says:

    Only pay that didn’t make sense was Gracie’s! Pays to be a Gracie even in defeat!

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  2. tyler davis says:

    Way to go Tyson …..that guy is a killer in the cage. Complete gentlemen outside of the cage. He is ufc bound for sure

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  3. Cody R says:

    I would bet Brian Cobb got a little more here than at mfc

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  4. Oilcity30 says:

    Curious to how much fighters actually make including sponsorship money cause how the hell can you live off fighting if u make 10-12 gs every 3-4 months?

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  5. Gunner says:

    Oilcity damn man 10 G every 3 months is a dream for a fighter not in the UFC.

    I would bet safely on that 10G every 3 months is only a reflection of maybe 20% of the fighter make up, most of us fighters work and use what little money we have to fund the after shinanigans.

    OH and to answer you!!!! 90% of fighters cannot live off fighting alone

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  6. Oilcity30 says:

    Thanks props to you guys for such sacrifice don’t no how you do it!!

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  7. Mike Davis says:

    with paydays like that I cannot see how this promotion is going make money!

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  8. Marv says:

    Magic mike has a point hahahahaha sorry man I had to. Yea they are payin as much as strikeforce pays, u guys should check out affliction in Wikipedia and look at the payouts from then. For example Andrei arlovski was paid 1.5 million for his fight against fedor, and Tim Sylvia was paid 800k for his fight against fedor. I guess when your fighter payout exceeds your gate by over a million dollars you can’t afford to have a third event! HA!

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  9. BDC says:

    How does boxing have such massive paydays?

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  10. Old School Jake says:

    Promotions like that can’t do paydays like this without some serious financial backing! Guaranteed. I’m glad Tyson got some decent coin out of it though. Even UFC doesn’t pay that well to most first time event fighters.

    As for boxing, they have huge network deals. HBO, Showtime actually kick in a lot of dollars towards purses and make a ton of money off of sponsorship dollars. If you look at the sponsors boxing gets compared to the majority of MMA promotions (besides UFC) they are companies like Budweiser, Miller Lite, etc.

    I had a friend of mine that managed one of the main card fighters for WSOF and sponsors averaged around 6-8 k for them. Not quite UFC sponsors money but not bad for some extra coin in your pocket either.

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  11. Graham Weenk says:

    JZ’s pay was surprising, would have thought they would pay him better than that

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