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Strikeforce Salaries: 'Jacare' Leads Payroll With $94,000, Rousey Earns $40K

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Ronda Rousey may have been the featured attraction of last Saturday night's Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman event, but it was former Strikeforce middleweight champion Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza who left with the biggest paycheck.

'Jacare,' who knocked out Derek Brunson in the first-round of their main card bout, earned a total of $94,000 for his win, with a $72,000 salary to go with a $22,000 win bonus.

The figures were released on Monday by the California state athletic commission, which sanctioned the San Diego event.

Rousey had the second-highest payday, earning a $20,000 purse along with a $20,000 win bonus for a total of $40,000.

Rousey effectively earned about $740 per second for her 54-second victory.

Former bantamweight champ Miesha Tate earned $38,000 for her victory over Julie Kedzie.

Total payroll was $368,000. Below are the individual payoffs.

Matt Ricehouse $5,000
Bobby Green $16,000 ($8,000 purse, $8,000 win bonus)

Germaine De Randamie $15,000 ($ 7,500 purse, $7,500 win bonus)
Hiroko Yamanaka $ 8,000

Keith Berry $ 2,000
Adian Amagov $20,000 ($10,000 purse, $10,000 win bonus)

Julie Kedzie $ 5,000
Miesha Tate $38,000 ($19,000 purse, $19,000 win bonus)

T.J. Cook $3,000
Ovince St. Preux $34,000 (17,000 purse, $17,000 win bonus)

Anthony Smith $6,000 ($3,000 purse, $3,000 win bonus)
Lumumba Sayers $7,000

Roger Bowling $10,000
Tarec Saffiedine $35,000 ($17,500 purse, $17,500 win bonus)

Derek Brunson $13,000
Ronaldo Jacare Souza $94,000 ($72, 000 purse, $22,000 win bonus)

Sarah Kaufman $ 17,000
Ronda Rousey $40,000 ($20,000 purse, $20,000 win bonus)