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"Day of Reckoning" Salaries Released

Written by Tom Ngo
February 4th, 2009
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Affliction Entertainment held their second MMA promotion at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California on January 24th. All of the fighters’ salaries, including fight bonuses, that were required to be submitted to the California State Athletic Commission were released to the press today.

The biggest surprise may have been that it was Andrei Arlovski that left with the night’s largest purse of $1.5 Million. The man that defeated him, WAMMA heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko, walked away with a mere $300,000 for his efforts. However, it should be noted that Emelianenko’s salary does not include any other special incentives, such as a pay-per-view percentage, which would ultimately make him the night’s highest earner.

The total disclosed payroll for the Affliction’s “Day of Reckoning” was $3,318,660.

Preliminary Bouts:

Brett Cooper $10,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus) def. Patrick Speight $2,000 (win bonus would have been $3,000)

Albert Rios $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus) def. Antonio Duarte $3,000 (win bonus would have been $2,000)

L.C. Davis $14,000 (includes $7,000 win bonus) def. Bao Quach $7,000 (win bonus would have been $6,000)

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira $150,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus) def. Vladimir Matyushenko $50,000 (win bonus would have been $30,000)

Jay Hieron $45,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus) def. Jason High $10,000 (win bonus would have been $5,000)

Main Bouts:

Dan Lauzon $12,000 (no win bonus) def. Bobby Green $4,000 (win bonus would have been $4,000)

Paul Buentello $90,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus) def. Kiril Sidelnikov $10,000 (win bonus would have been $25,000)

Renato “Babalu” Sobral $90,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus) def. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou $50,000 (win bonus would have been $50,000)

Vitor Belfort $200,000 (includes $80,000 win bonus) def. Matt Lindland $225,000 (win bonus would have been $75,000)

Josh Barnett $500,000 (no win bonus) def. Gilbert Yvel $30,000 (win bonus would have been $9,300)

Fedor Emelianenko $300,000 (no win bonus) def. Andre Arlovski $1,500,000 (win bonus would have been $250,000)

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