Johnson, Evangelista Lead Strikeforce Challengers 11 Salaries

By Mike Whitman Oct 27, 2010
Lavar Johnson and Billy Evangelista were the big winners at Strikeforce Challengers 11, as both men earned $10,000 to lead the fighter payouts.

The event, which took place on Friday at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif., was attended by 3,565 spectators and grossed $60,885 in ticket sales, according to figures released by the California State Athletic Commission.

Johnson dismantled opponent Virgil Zwicker inside the first five-minute period, as the heavyweight’s strength and punching power proved to be too much for Zwicker ($3,000) to endure. Evangelista had a bit more trouble defeating Waachiim Spiritwolf ($2,000), as the game welterweight fought valiantly to the final bell. Evangelista’s undefeated record, however, remained intact, as he took home a unanimous decision victory.

Main event winner Bobby Voelker was awarded $9,000, as he avenged an earlier loss to favored Roger Bowling ($3,500) in a losing effort. Though Bowling controlled the early action with his superior athleticism, Voelker stayed tough, managed to stun Bowling with punches in round two and earned a technical knockout. Bowling had defeated Voelker by unanimous technical decision at Strikeforce Challengers 8 after an accidental eye poke ended the bout prematurely.

Strikeforce Challengers 11 Payouts

Bobby Voelker -- $9,000
(includes $4,500 win bonus)
Roger Bowling -- $3,500

Lavar Johnson -- $10,000
Virgil Zwicker -- $3,000

Billy Evangelista -- $10,000
Waachiim Spiritwolf -- $2,000

Julia Budd -- $3,000
(includes $1,500 win bonus)
Shana Olsen -- $3,000

John Devine -- $4,000
(includes $2,000 win bonus)
Brandon Cash -- $3,000

David Douglas -- $3,000
(includes $1,500 win bonus)
Dominic Clark -- $1,500

These numbers, sent to Sherdog by the California State Athletic Commission, are disclosed pay only. UFC bonuses, handed out separately by the promotion, are also noted. These figures do not include additional bonuses or percentages of other revenue.
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