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Jacare, Josh Thomson and Scott Smith Lead Tate vs. Rousey Payouts

Esther Lin
Esther Lin

Strikeforce women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey was the star attraction of the night, but former Strikeforce middleweight champion Ronaldo Souza received the night's highest disclosed payout at $92,000.

Behind Souza, former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson took home a flat $80,000 for his hard-earned win over K.J. Noons. Strikeforce middleweight Scott Smith pulled in the third-highest payout of the night with $65,000 for his first-round submission loss to Lumumba Sayers. Including his win bonus, Sayers earned $10,000 for the biggest win of his career.

Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey took place at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio and was headlined by a bantamweight title clash between Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate. The event aired on Showtime and Showtime Extreme.

MMA Fighting requested and received the disclosed payouts from the Ohio Athletic Commission. They are as follows:

Ronda Rousey $32,000 (includes $17,000 win bonus) vs. Miesha Tate $19,000

K.J. Noons $38,000 vs. Josh Thomson $80,000 (no win bonus)

Kasou Masaki $50,000 (no win bonus) vs. Paul Daley $45,000

Lumumba Sayers $10,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus) vs. Scott Smith $65,000

Bristol Marunde $10,000 vs. Jacare Souza $92,000 (includes $22,000 win bonus)

Alexis Davis $4,000 vs. Sara Kaufman $25,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)

Brandon Saling $5,000 vs. Roger Bowling $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus)

Pat Healy $22,500 (includes $5,000 win bonus) vs. Caros Fodor $12,000

Conor Heun $8,000 vs. Ryan Couture $10,000 (no win bonus)

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