Dan Henderson not only left the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio with the Strikeforce light heavyweight title in tow, but the newly crowned champ was also rewarded handsomely for his highlight-reel TKO of Rafael “Feijao” Calvacante.
Hendo pocketed a flat $250,000 salary for merely entering the cage this past Saturday, while Feijao took home only $28K for his 3rdRound face plant.
Although Marloes Coenen escaped the Buckeye State with here 135-pound belt, she earned only $10,000 for her come-from-behind victory over Liz Carmouche. The last minute-substitute, who nearly turned into an upset specialist, made $5,000 for her performance.
Here are the official paydays for “Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson” (Courtesy of MMAFighting):
John Kuhner: $1,500 + ($1,500 win bonus) = $3,000 Defeated JP Felty: $1,500
Mitch Whitesel: $1,500 + ($1,500 win bonus) = $3,000 Defeated Marc Cofer: $1,500
Brian Rogers: $1,500 + ($1,500 win bonus) = $3,000 Defeated Ian Rammel: $1,500
Jason Freeman: $1,500 + ($1,500 win bonus) = $3,000 Defeated Jason Riley: $1,500
Jorge Gurgel: $4,000 + ($4,000 win bonus) = $8,000 Defeated Billy Vaughan: $1,500
Roger Bowling: $3,500 + ($3,500 win bonus) = $7,000 Defeated Josh Thornburg: $2,000
Jorge Masvidal: $15,000 + ($15,000 win bonus) = $30,000 Defeated Billy Evangelista: $20,000
Tim Kennedy: $50,000 (no win bonus) Defeated Melvin Manhoef: $10,000
Marloes Coenen: $10,000 (no win bonus) Defeated Liz Carmouche: $5,000
Dan Henderson: $250,000 (no win bonus) Defeated Rafael “Feijao” Calvacante: $28,000