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“Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum” Fighter Salaries and Medical Suspensions

Fedor EmelianenkoFedor Emelianenko ($400,000), Fabricio Werdum ($100,000), and Cung Le ($100,000) topped the $788,800 fighter payroll for Saturday’s “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum” event.

The California State Athletic Commission today released fighter salaries and medical suspensions for the Showtime-televised card, which drew 11,757 fans to the HP Pavilion in San Jose for a live gate of more than $1 million.

Werdum’s 69-second submission of the then top-ranked heavyweight Emelianenko in the event’s headliner caused no suspensions, while Scott Smith (60 days), Jan Finney (180 days), and Josh Thomson (180 days) are among those sidelined.

The “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum” fighter salaries and medical suspensions were:

Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum Fighter Salaries

MAIN CARD

  • Fabricio Werdum: $100,000 def. Fedor Emelianenko: $400,000
  • Cung Le: $100,000 def. Scott Smith: $55,000
  • Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos: $35,000 (includes $15,000 win bonus and $5,000 champion bonus) def. Jan Finney: $6,000
  • Josh Thomson: $60,000 def. Pat Healy: $8,000

PRELIMINARY CARD

  • Chris Cope: $3,000 ($1,000 win bonus) def. Ron Keslar: $1,500
  • Brett Bergmark: $3,000 ($1,500 win bonus) def. Vagner Rocha: $2,500
  • Yancey Medeiros: $8,000 ($4,000 win bonus) def. Gareth Joseph: $2,000
  • Bobby Stack: $2,800 ($1,500 win bonus) def. Derrick Burnsed: $2,000

Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum Medical Suspensions

  • Scott Smith: Suspended 60 days unless cleared by doctor for facial laceration; minimum 45 day suspension for knockout loss
  • Jan Finney: Suspended 180 days unless cleared by doctor for orbital fracture; minimum 45 day suspension for knockout loss
  • Josh Thomson: Suspended 180 days unless cleared by doctor for rib fracture
  • Ron Keslar: Suspended 45 days for knockout loss
  • Gareth Joseph: Suspended 45 days for knockout loss

MORE: Fabricio Werdum Upsets Fedor Emelianenko at “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum”

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