Lance Palmer lost his World Series of Fighting title in the main event of WSOF 26, but the featherweight standout still took home one of the show’s biggest paychecks.
According to figures released Tuesday by the Nevada Athletic Commission, Palmer collected $28,000 in “show” money for his Dec. 18 duel with Alexandre Almeida at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Almeida, who took the WSOF strap after five hard-fought rounds, earned less than half of Palmer’s pay with a disclosed purse of $12,000.
Co-main event winner Ozzy Dugulubgov also pocketed a $28,000 check, half of which came from a $14,000 win bonus for his decision victory against Alaskan lightweight Nic Herron-Webb ($3,000).
Other high earners at the event included former bantamweight contenders Sheymon da Silva Moraes ($20,000) and Josh Hill ($14,000), as well as light heavyweight Jake Heun ($16,000).
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.
World Series of Fighting 26 Salaries:
Alexandre Almeida: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
Lance Palmer: $28,000
Ozzy Dugulubgov: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)
Nic Herron-Webb: $3,000
Sheymon da Silva Moraes: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Robbie Peralta: $7,000
Josh Hill: $14,000 (includes $7,000 win bonus)
Bekbulat Magomedov: $8,000
Jake Heun: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)
Clinton Williams: $4,000
Abubakar Nurmagomedov: $5,000 (includes $2,500 win bonus)
Danny Davis Jr.: $3,000
Jonathan Nunez: $4,000 (includes $2,000 win bonus)
David Jordan: $1,200
Marat Magomedov: $3,000
Hakeem Dawodu: $6,000
Gil Guardado: $2,000 (includes $1,000 win bonus)
Giga Chikadze: $1,000