Ronda Rousey Scores Just $40,000 for Submitting Sarah Kaufman

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
August 20th, 2012

Srikeforce Ronaldo Jacare Souza

Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (Pictured) should be sporting a giant Kool-Aid smile. The former Strikeforce middleweight champ pocketed a cool $94,000 for just 41 seconds of work this past Saturday.

Despite serving as the event’s biggest superstar, bantamweight queen Ronda Rousey earned only $40,000 for submitting Sarah Kaufman in the show’s featured attraction. Half of Rousey’s paycheck came courtesy of a win bonus.

Miesha Tate, who Rousey torched in March to take the 135-pound title and competed in the card’s prelims, pocketed $38,000 for beating Julie Kedzie.

Please keep in mind, the numbers that get reported to the athletic commissions are only of what’s required. These figures do not include deductions for items such as licenses and taxes.

Additionally, they do not contain money paid by sponsors.

Valley View Casino Center in San Diego hosted this weekend’s festivities.

Here are the official salaries for “Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman”:

(Total disclosed payroll: $368,000)

Preliminary Card:

Bobby Green: $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)
Defeated Matt Ricehouse: $5,000

Germaine de Randamie: $15,000 ($7,500 to show, $7,500 win bonus)
Defeated Hiroko Yamanaka: $31,000

Adian Amagov: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus)
Defeated Keith Berry: $2,000

Miesha Tate: $38,000 ($19,000 to show, $19,000 win bonus)
Defeated Julie Kedzie: $5,000

Main Card:

Ovince St. Preux: $34,000 ($17,000 to show, $17,000 win bonus)
Defeated T.J. Cook: $3,000

Anthony Smith: $6,000 ($3,000 to show, $3,000 win bonus)
Defeated Lumumba Sayers: $7,000

Tarec Saffiedine: $35,000 ($17,500 to show, $17,500 win bonus)
Defeated Roger Bowling: $10,000

Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza: $94,000 ($72,000 to show, $22,000 win bonus)
Defeated Derek Brunson: $13,000

Ronda Rousey: $40,000 ($20,000 to show, $20,000 win bonus)
Defeated Sarah Kaufman: $17,000

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