World Series of Fighting handed out a reported $352,000 in fighter pay during their first event, with former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski topping the payroll.
For his knockout win over Devin Cole, Arlovski made a cool $60K ($30,000 to show, $30,000 to win).
Anthony Johnson, one of several UFC veterans on the card, almost made the same amount with $55K ($30,000 to show, $25,000 to win), stopping D.J. Linderman in a particularly brutal "walk-off" knockout victory.
Here's the full list of reported pay for each fight that night, courtesy of Bloody Elbow:
WSOF 1 Main Card
- Andrei Arlovski: $30,000 base + $30,000 win vs. Devin Cole: $10,000
- Anthony Johnson: $30,000 + $25,000 win vs. D.J. Linderman: $10,000
- Marlon Moraes: $6,000 + $6,000 win vs. Miguel Torres: $18,000
- Tyrone Spong: $20,000 + $7,000 win vs. Travis Bartlett: $4,000
WSOF 1 Preliminary Card
- Tyson Steele: $5,000 + $5,000 win vs. Gregor Gracie: $25,000
- Brian Cobb: $6,000 + $6,000 win vs. Ronys Torres: $12,000
- Steve Carl: $8,000 + $8,000 win vs. Ramico Blackmon: $10,000
- Josh Burkman: $8,000 + $8,000 win vs. Gerald Harris: $15,000
- Gesias "JZ" Cavalcante: $7,000 + $7,000 win vs. T.J. O'Brien: $5,000
- David Branch: $8,000 + $8,000 win vs. Dustin Jacoby: $5,000
Despite losing a close fight to unheralded Marlon Moraes, Miguel Torres made $6,000 more than his opponent in a split-decision loss. After Moraes defeated Torres, the WSOF announced that Elite XC and King of the Cage veteran Tyson Nam would face the winner at the promotion's next event.
Tyson Steele's purse had the fourth-largest discrepancy between opponents. He only made $10,000 for his KO win over famed grappling-world champion Gregor Gracie, who pocketed $25,000 just to step in the cage.
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