Larkin, Couture, Johnson Top Strikeforce Challengers 19 Payroll

By Staff Sep 26, 2011
Lorenz Larkin, Ryan Couture and Lavar Johnson were the top earners at Friday’s Strikeforce Challengers 19, each pocketing $10,000 in purse money for their efforts at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.

Unbeaten light heavyweight Larkin (Pictured) earned $5,000 to show an additional $5,000 for his unanimous decision win over Nick Rossborough ($3,000) in the evening’s main event, according to figures released Monday to by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

Couture netted a flat fee of $10,000 in his majority decision against Maka Watson ($2,000), while Johnson earned the same amount in his second-round submission loss to Shawn Jordan ($8,000).

Other top earners on the card included welterweight Jason High, who took home $8,000 with a unanimous nod against Todd Moore ($4,000), and lightweight James Terry ($8,000), who knocked out Brazilian prospect Magno Almeida ($2,000).

As always, these figures do not account for taxes, license fees or any other deductions which may be taken from a fighter’s purse, nor do they include any sponsorship money or discretionary “locker room” bonuses which a promoter may issue.

Strikeforce Challengers 19 salaries

Lorenz Larkin: $10,000
(Includes $5,000 win bonus)

Nick Rossborough: $3,000

Shawn Jordan: $8,000
(Includes $4,000 win bonus)

Lavar Johnson: $10,000

Ryan Couture: $10,000

Maka Watson: $2,000

Jason High: $8,000
(Includes $4,000 win bonus)

Todd Moore: $4,000

Brian Melancon: $6,000
(Includes $3,000 win bonus)

Felipe Portela: $2,000

James Terry: $8,000
(Includes $4,000 win bonus)

Magno Almeida: $2,000

Bobby Green: $6,000
(Includes $3,000 win bonus)

Charon Spain: $3,000

Christopher Spang: $5,000
(Includes $2,000 win bonus)

Joe Ray: $2,000

Quinn Mulhern: $4,600
(Includes $2,5000 win bonus)

Danny Davis Jr.: $2,900
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