Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson Fighter Salaries

Televised Bouts
Dan Henderson, $250,000 (no win bonus) = def. Rafael “Feijao” Calvacante, $28,000
Marloes Coenen, $10,000 (no win bonus) = def. Liz Carmouche, $5,000
Tim Kennedy, $50,000 (no win bonus) = def. Melvin Manhoef, $10,000
Jorge Masvidal, $15,000 + $15,000 (win bonus) = $30,000 def. Billy Evangelista, $20,000

Undercard Bouts
Roger Bowling, $3,500 + $3,500 (win bonus) = $7,000 def. Josh Thornburg, $2,000
Jorge Gurgel, $4,000 + $4,000 (win bonus) = $8,000 def. Billy Vaughan, $1,500
Jason Freeman, $1,500 + $1,500 (win bonus) = $3,000 def. Jason Riley, $1,500
Brian Rogers, $1,500 + $1,500 (win bonus) = $3,000 def. Ian Rammel, $1,500
Mitch Whitesel, $1,500 + $1,500 (win bonus) = $3,000 def. Marc Cofer, $1,500
John Kuhner, $1,500 + $1,500 (win bonus) = $3,000 def. JP Felty, $1,500

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Admin Note: No wonder Dan wants to fight two more times this year. A cool quarter of a million per fight would make me want to fight again also. He made more than the entire rest of the fight card combined. Good stuff for Hendo. 🙂

Strikeforce event big deal for area MMA fighters

By Dann Stupp

COLUMBUS — Saturday’s “Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson” event at Columbus’ Nationwide Arena features a championship doubleheader that could draw nearly one million Showtime viewers.

But the event, which marks the organization’s Ohio debut, has bigger stakes for nearly a dozen area fighters who compete on the untelevised preliminary card.

They include West Chester Twp. gym owner Jorge Gurgel and Cincinnati prospect Roger Bowling, both of whom previously have competed for Strikeforce. But there also are fighters such as fast-rising Brian Rogers.

Rogers (6-2) meets Ian Rammel (4-2), who is a late replacement for injured Miamisburg middleweight Tyler Combs (14-5). For the special-education teacher and former Walsh University linebacker, it’s undoubtedly Rogers’ most important fight to date.

“I was just looking for a step up and an opportunity,” Rogers said.

So when he heard Strikeforce was coming to town, the Kent native did what any competent self-promoter would do.

“I Googled their matchmaker, and I launched a Twitter assault,” he said with a laugh. “I started sending him fight videos and stories (about me), and I told fans to hit him up.”


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