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Affliction “Banned” Fighter Salaries: Payroll Exceeds $3.3 Million

Affliction Banned today acquired the official fighter salaries for Affliction “Banned” as reported to the California State Athletic Commission.

The ten-bout event took place on Saturday, July 19th, at The Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

Main event winner Fedor Emelianenko took home $300,000 for his 36-second knockout of Tim Sylvia, who received $800,000 for the first-round loss. Other notable salaries for the event included Andrei Arlovski, who earned $750,000, Ben Rothwell, who received $250,000, Josh Barnett, who took home $300,000, and Matt Lindland, who also earned $300,000.

“Banned” had a paid attendance of 11,242 and a total attendance of 14,832 for a live gate of $2,085,510.

The disclosed payroll for the event was $3,321,000.

The salaries listed below represent the official fighter salaries as reported by the promoter to the CSAC and do not include some bonuses, fees, or sponsorships.

Fedor Emelianenko def. Tim Sylvia
Emelianenko — $300,000 (no win bonus)
Sylvia — $800,000

Andrei Arlovski def. Ben Rothwell
Arlovski — $750,000 (includes $250,000 win bonus)
Rothwell — $250,000

Josh Barnett def. Pedro Rizzo
Barnett — $300,000 (no win bonus)
Rizzo — $70,000

Mark Hominick def. Savant Young
Hominick — $10,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus)
Young — $7,000

Renato “Babalu” Sobral def. Mike Whitehead
Sobral — $90,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
Whitehead — $50,000

Matt Lindland def. Fabio Negao
Lindland — $300,000 (includes $75,000 win bonus)
Negao — $20,000

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira def. Edwin Dewees
Nogueira — $50,000 (no win bonus)
Dewees — $15,000

Mike Pyle def. JJ Ambrose
Pyle — $20,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus)
Ambrose — $5,000

Vitor Belfort def. Terry Martin
Belfort — $140,000 (includes $70,000 win bonus)
Martin — $30,000

Paul Buentello def. Gary Goodridge
Buentello — $80,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
Goodridge — $25,000

Ray Lamaza vs. Justin Levens – Canceled due to time constraints
Lamaza — $3,000
Levens — $6,000

For a complete recap of Affliction “Banned” click here.


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