UFC Vet Tyson Griffin Garners Top Salary ($16,000) at Resurrection Fighting Alliance 4

By Tristen Critchfield Nov 5, 2012



Former UFC lightweight talent Tyson Griffin took home $16,000 for his unanimous decision victory over “TUF” Season 8 winner Efrain Escudero ($5,000) in the Resurrection Fighting Alliance 4 main event on Friday night.

The card, which took place Nov. 2 at Texas Station in Las Vegas, had a total disclosed payroll of $82,350. The Nevada Athletic Commission released the figures Monday to Sherdog.com.

Other top earners for the event included four-time Octagon veteran Marcio Cruz, who pocketed $12,000 for his second round submission of Joe Yager ($6,000) and ex-WEC competitor James Krause, who garnered $8,000 for a 31-second stoppage of Guilherme Trindade ($1,500).

The disclosed purses reported by state athletic commissions do not include any performance-based or discretionary bonuses that may be awarded to a fighter by the promotion. Additionally, the reported figures do not reflect any deductions made by the commission for taxes, insurance, etc., and do not include any sponsorship money that a fighter may acquire for their performance.

Resurrection Fighting Alliance 4 Salaries:

Tyson Griffin: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Efrain Escudero: $5,000

Chidi Njokuani: $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus)
Phil Dace: $2,000

Marcio Cruz: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
Joe Yager: $2,000

Lance Palmer: $3,400 (includes $1,500 win bonus)
Fredson Paixao: $1,600

James Krause: $8,000 (includes $4,000 win bonus)
Guilherme Trindade: $1,500

Dakota Cochrane: $4,000 (no win bonus)
Derrick Burnsed: $2,000

Sergio Pettis: $5,000 (includes $2,500 win bonus)
Jimmy Jones: $1,000

Chris Holdsworth: $3,000 (includes $1,500 win bonus)
Tyler Shinn: $1,500

Steve Mocco: $3,000 (includes $1,500 win bonus)
Tyler Perry: $1,500

Cory Galloway: $1,000 (includes $500 win bonus)
Jerry Shapiro: $750

Jordan Isordia: $1,350 (includes $600 win bonus)
Joey Angelo: $750

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