Strikeforce Salaries: Lawler Banks $150,000 to Lead Jan. 7 Payroll

By Staff Jan 9, 2012
Middleweight veteran Robbie Lawler took home the largest paycheck from last Saturday’s Strikeforce “Rockhold vs. Jardine,” earning a flat rate of $150,000 for his first-round stoppage of Adlan Amagov ($10,000).

The Nevada State Athletic Commission on Monday released salary information from the show, which took place at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The entire, 18-man payroll for the event totaled $566,000.

Strikeforce 185-pound champ and main event victor Luke Rockhold banked $90,000 (including a $25,000 win bonus) for his first successful title defense, a 4:26 thumping of UFC veteran Keith Jardine ($30,000).

Other top earners included ex-light heavyweight champ “King” Mo Lawal, who raked in $95,000 for his second-round knockout of Lorenz Larkin ($17,000), and top welterweight contender Tyron Woodley, who netted $60,000 with a split decision win over Canadian youngster Jordan Mein ($9,000).

Strikeforce ‘Rockhold vs. Jardine’ salaries:

Luke Rockhold: $90,000
(Includes $25,000 win bonus)

Keith Jardine: $30,000

Robbie Lawler: $150,000

Adlan Amagov: $10,000

Muhammed Lawal: $95,000
(Includes $15,000 win bonus)

Lorenz Larkin: $17,000

Tyron Woodley: $60,000
(Includes $30,000 win bonus)

Jordan Mein: $9,000

Tarec Saffiedine: $31,000
(Includes $15,500 win bonus)

Tyler Stinson: $4,000

Nah-Shon Burrell: $8,000
(Includes $4,000 win bonus)

James Terry: $9,000

Gian Villante: $20,000
(Includes $10,000 win bonus)

Trevor Smith: $4,000

Ricky Legere Jr.: $10,000
(Includes $5,000 win bonus)

Christopher Spang: $6,000

Estevan Payan: $8,000
(Includes $4,000 win bonus)

Alonzo Martinez: $5,000


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