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WSOF 26 salaries: Lance Palmer earns event-high $28,000 in title loss

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Lance Palmer may have lost his featherweight title at World Series of Fighting 26, but he still carried the show's payroll sheet.

Palmer earned an event-high $28,000 for his main event loss to Alexandre Almeida, according to figures released to MMA Fighting on Tuesday by the Nevada Athletic Commission.

Almeida, an unheralded 27-year-old Brazilian making his second appearance in WSOF, took the title with a narrow unanimous decision over Palmer in the night's headlining bout, which aired live Dec. 18 on NBC Sports Network. Almeida earned $12,000 for his upset win.

WSOF 26 was held at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, NV. The show marked the eleventh and final event of 2015 for WSOF.

Aside from Palmer, only two other fighters on the card approached $20,000 in total earnings. Six-time WSOF lightweight Ozzy Dugulubgov pocketed $28,000 for his co-main event victory over Nic Herron-Webb ($3,000), while former title challenger Sheymon Moraes took home $20,000 for his knockout of Robbie Peralta ($7,000).

A complete list of the WSOF 26 salaries can be seen below. As always, these figures do not represent a fighter's total earnings, as sponsorship bonuses and supplementary post-fight incomes are not publicly disclosed.

Main Card (NBC Sports Network)
Alexandre Almeida ($6,000 + $6,000 = $12,000) def. Lance Palmer ($28,000)
Ozzy Dugulubgov ($14,000 + $14,000 = $28,000) def. Nic Herron-Webb ($3,000)
Sheymon Moraes ($10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000) def. Robbie Peralta ($7,000)
Josh Hill ($7,000 + $7,000 = $14,000) def. Bekbulat Magomedov ($8,000)
Jake Heun ($8,000 + $8,000 = $16,000) def. Clinton Williams ($4,000)

Preliminary Card
Abubakar Nurmagomedov ($2,500 + $2,500 = $5,000) def. Danny Davis Jr. ($3,000)
Johnny Nunez ($2,000 + $2,000 = $4,000) def. David Jordan ($1,200)
Marat Magomedov ($3,000) vs. Hakeem Dawodu ($6,000) ruled a majority draw
Gil Guardado ($800* + $1,000 = $1,800) def. Giga Chikadze ($1,200*)

*Guardado forfeited percentage of purse to Chikadze for missing weight