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More than a year later, South Korea’s Battlefield FC finally pays fighters

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

It took more than a year. But the fighters who competed at Battlefield FC’s inaugural show have finally been paid.

Sarah Kaufman, Jessica-Rose Clark and others who fought on the card in South Korea on March 18, 2017 were paid Monday, per Kaufman and Clark’s manager Daniel Rubenstein. Joe Ray, who competed in the main event of the card, was paid last week.

Kaufman was owed $20,000, while Clark and Ray were each owed $7,000. Kaufman defeated Clark in the co-main event of the card in Seoul.

Kaufman, Clark and Ray are on the upswing since getting stiffed for a year by Battlefield execs.

Clark, an Australia native, is in the UFC and has won her first two fights, including a victory in January over Paige VanZant.

Kaufman, meanwhile, made her return to Invicta FC, beating Pannie Kianzad in January by unanimous decision. The Canadian, a former Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion will fight for the Invicta women’s bantamweight title at Invicta 29 on May 4. Ray, who trains out of Tiger Muay Thai in Thailand, has won two in a row.

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