Strikeforce Challengers 18 Fighter Salaries

With $10,000 paydays, Pat Healy and Gian Villante were the highest earners at this past Friday's Strikeforce Challengers 18 in Las Vegas.

According to salaries released Monday by the Nevada athletic commission, Healy and Villante each received $5,000 to fight and another $5,000 as a win bonus. Jorge Gurgel, Danillo Villefort and Sarah D'Alelio could have also earned $10,000, but failed to pick up the additional win bonus. For his main event win over Gurgel, Joe Duarte made $6,000.

Salaries for all 16 fighters are after the jump.

Please note: The numbers below are the salaries Strikeforce reported to the commission and may not accurately reflect a fighter's final earnings. Fighters earn additionally through sponsorships and perhaps, other bonuses handed out by the promotion.

Showtime Bouts
Joe Duarte: $3,000 + $3,000 (win) = $6,000 def. Jorge Gurgel: $5,000
Nate James: $3,000 + $3,000 (win) = $6,000 def. Danillo Villefort: $5,000
Pat Healy: $5,000 + $5,000 (win) = $10,000 def. Eric Wisely: $3,000
Ronda Rousey: $4,000 + $4,000 (win) = $8,000 def. Sarah D'Alelio: $5,000
Derrick Mehmen: $2,000 + $2,000 (win) = $4,000 def. Roy Jones: $2,000

Preliminary Bouts
Gian Villante: $5,000 + $5,000 (win) = $10,000 def. Keith Berry: $2,000
Nah-Shon Burrell: $3,000 + $3,000 (win) = $6,000 def. Lukasz Les: $2,500
Mike Bronzoulis: $3,000 + $3,000 (win) = $6,000 def. Chad Leonhardt: $2,500
Milton Vieira: $2,500 + $2,500 (win) = $5,000 def. Sterling Ford: $4,000

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