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Kayla Harrison earns six-figure payday to lead all salaries at PFL 7

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Two-time Olympic judo gold medalist Kayla Harrison earned her way to the finals of the ongoing women’s lightweight playoffs this past weekend while also earning the biggest payday for any fighter at PFL 7 from Las Vegas.

On Tuesday, the Nevada State Athletic Commission released the salaries to MMA Fighting for the fighters competing at PFL 7 from this past Saturday night.

Harrison earned an event-high $124,850 following her first-round submission win over Bobbi Jo Dalziel that put her into the finals where she will have the opportunity to take home a $1 million grand prize.

Harrison earned $100,000 in base pay along with an additional $25,000 after she advanced into the finals of the lightweight tournament.

The second-highest paid fighter on the card was welterweight finalist David Michaud, who earned the bulk of his money as he advanced his way through the playoffs before clinching a spot in the finals in December.

Michaud earned a base salary of $25,000 for each of his fights in the quarterfinals and the semifinals of the tournament. He then earned an additional $25,000 for winning in the quarterfinals and another $25,000 for winning in the semifinals.

When he fights in December, Michaud will have the opportunity to compete for the $1 million grand prize.

Here are the full salaries from PFL 7 as disclosed by the Nevada State Athletic Commission

Kayla Harrison: $124,850 — $100,000 to show, $25,000 to win minus $150 in licensing fees

Bobbi Jo Dalziel: $24,900 — $25,000 to show minus $100 in licensing fees

Sarah Kaufman: $25,000

Larissa Pacheco: $34,900 — $25,000 to show, $25,000 to win minus $100 in licensing fees and $15,000 for foreign withholding

David Michaud: $99,850 — $25,000 to show, $25,000 to win in quarterfinals. $25,000 to show, $25,000 to win in semifinals minus $150 in licensing fees.

John Howard: $24,850 — $25,000 to show minus $150 in licensing fees

Magomed Magomedkerimov: $74,850 — $50,000 to show, $25,000 to win in quarterfinals minus $150 for licensing fees.

Chris Curtis: $49,850 — $25,000 to show in quarterfinals, $25,000 to show in semifinals minus $150 in licensing fees

Glaico Franca: $74,800 — $25,000 to show, $25,000 to win in quarterfinals. $25,000 to show in semifinals minus $200 in licensing fees.

Andre Fialho: $24,800 — $25,000 to show minus $200 in licensing fees

Sabidou Sy: $15,500 — $25,000 to show minus $200 in licensing fees plus $7,500 foreign withholding and $1,800 in miscellaneous fees.

Ray Cooper: $99,800 — $50,000 to show, $25,000 to win in quarterfinals. $25,000 to show in semifinals minus $200 in licensing fees.

Jesse Ronson: $8,200 — $12,000 to show minus $200 in licensing fees and $3,600 in foreign withholding.

Nikolay Aleksakhin: $49,800 — $25,000 to show, $25,000 to win minus $200 in licensing fees.

Brendan Loughnane: $27,950 — $20,000 to show, $20,000 to win minus $50 in licensing fees and $12,000 in foreign withholding.

Matthew Wagy: $9,850 — $10,000 to show minus $150 in licensing fees.