Burkman upset Jon Fitch in just 41 seconds with a guillotine choke in the main event of World Series of Fighting 3 in Las Vegas. For his efforts, he earned $32,000, which includes a $16,000 win bonus.
That made him the top breadwinner on the card, nudging ahead of Fitch, who was paid $30,000 for his WSOF debut.
Total payroll for the event at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino was an even $200,000.
The complete list of publicly disclosed salaries and fight bonuses:
Josh Burkman: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus)
def. Jon Fitch: $30,000
Jerrod Sanders: $8,000 (includes $4,000 win bonus)
def. Jeff Smith: $4,000
Brenson Hansen: $5,000 (includes $2,500 win bonus)
def. Josh Montalvo: $1,000