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Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson Fighter Salaries

Newly-crowned Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Dan Henderson earned $250,000 for his Strikeforce fight this past Saturday in Columbus, Ohio, according to salaries reported to the athletic commission.

Rafael "Feijao" Cavalcante, whom Henderson defeated to win the title, earned $28,000 and would have earned another $28,000 if he had emerged victorious. Henderson was not listed with a win bonus.

The reported salaries for all fighters can be found after the jump.

Televised Bouts
Dan Henderson, $250,000 (no win bonus) = def. Rafael "Feijao" Calvacante, $28,000
Marloes Coenen, $10,000 (no win bonus) = def. Liz Carmouche, $5,000
Tim Kennedy, $50,000 (no win bonus) = def. Melvin Manhoef, $10,000
Jorge Masvidal, $15,000 + $15,000 (win bonus) = $30,000 def. Billy Evangelista, $20,000

Although Strikeforce women's 135-pound champion Marloes Coenen was listed on the commission's records as earning $10,000 with no win bonus, she most likely made more than that. Salaries on record for foreign fighters have been known to be distorted (Melvin Manhoef of Amsterdam, Holland was also listed with no win bonus). Liz Carmouche, the late replacement challenger to Coenen, would have earned a $5,000 bonus.

Billy Evangelista was the only one the card listed with two potential bonuses, a $15,000 bonus for winning and a $5,000 bonus for a knockout. However, he failed to capitalize on either as he lost to Jorge Masvidal via unanimous decision on the opening fight of the Showtime card.

Undercard Bouts
Roger Bowling, $3,500 + $3,500 (win bonus) = $7,000 def. Josh Thornburg, $2,000
Jorge Gurgel, $4,000 + $4,000 (win bonus) = $8,000 def. Billy Vaughan, $1,500
Jason Freeman, $1,500 + $1,500 (win bonus) = $3,000 def. Jason Riley, $1,500
Brian Rogers, $1,500 + $1,500 (win bonus) = $3,000 def. Ian Rammel, $1,500
Mitch Whitesel, $1,500 + $1,500 (win bonus) = $3,000 def. Marc Cofer, $1,500
John Kuhner, $1,500 + $1,500 (win bonus) = $3,000 def. JP Felty, $1,500

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