David Branch was the high earner at WSOF 10. | Mike Sloan/Sherdog.com
David Branch captured the World Series of Fighting middleweight title Saturday at WSOF 10, and he collected the event’s largest paycheck in the process.
According to figures released Monday by the Nevada Athleic Commission, Branch netted $36,000 for his first-round victory over Jesse Taylor, who pocketed $9,000 in defeat. Taylor submitted to a brabo choke less than two minutes into the main event of WSOF 10 at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
WSOF women’s strawweight champion Jessica Aguilar earned $35,000 for her first title defense, a five-round pummeling of Japanese import Emi Fujino ($6,000). Newly crowned featherweight ace Rick Glenn made $14,000 for snatching the belt with a surprising second-round stoppage of Georgi Karakhanyan ($20,000).
Undercard salaries ranged from $30,000 for featherweight Lance Palmer, to $800 for women’s bantamweight Marciea Allen, who was fined 20 percent of her $1,000 purse for missing weight.
Note: 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.
WSOF 10 Salaries
David Branch: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus)
Jesse Taylor: $9,000
Rick Glenn: $14,000 (includes $7,000 win bonus)
Georgi Karakhanyan: $20,000
Jessica Aguilar: $35,000 (includes $17,500 win bonus)
Emi Fujino: $6,000
Luiz Firmino: $14,000 (includes $7,000 win bonus)
Tyson Griffin: $8,000
Lance Palmer: $30,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus)
Nick LoBosco: $4,000
Derrick Mehmen: $14,000 (includes $7,000 win bonus)
Dave Huckaba: $8,000
Timur Valiev: $10,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus)
Adam Acquaviva: $1,000
Krasimir Mladenov: $4,000 (includes $2,000 win bonus)
Angel DeAnda: $4,000
Ashlee Evans-Smith: $6,200 (includes $3,000 win bonus)
Marciea Allen: $800
Jimmy Spicuzza: $3,000 (includes $1,500 win bonus)
Justin Jaynes: $1,000
A.J. Williams: $2,000 (includes $1,000 win bonus)
Tanner Cowan: $1,000