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WSOF 3 Salaries Released: Burkman Top Earner, Fitch Takes Home $30K

Damon MartinContributor IJune 17, 2013

The third-ever World Series of Fighting card took place on Friday night, with Josh Burkman capping off the evening with a spectacular submission finish to put away former UFC welterweight title contender Jon Fitch.

On Monday, the Nevada State Athletic Commission released the figures for the payouts and salaries for World Series of Fighting 3, including all of the fighters on the main card and preliminary card for the show.

The top earner for the show ended up being main event fighter Josh Burkman, who pocketed $32,000 for his victory over Fitch on Friday night.

Fitch took home $30,000 in his first fight since leaving the UFC earlier this year, and would have earned another $30,000 if he had come away victorious. For his last fight in the UFC against Demian Maia at UFC 156 in February, Fitch took home $66,000 with no bonus in that fight either, after losing a unanimous decision.

Jacob Volkmann also competed for the first time since he was released from the UFC earlier this year as well. He earned a unanimous decision victory over Strikeforce veteran Lyle Beerbohm, and took home $14,000 for his efforts.

Here are the full salaries for the World Series of Fighting 3: Fitch vs. Burkman fight card according to paperwork released by the Nevada State Athletic Commission to Bleacher Report on Monday:

Main Card:

Josh Burkman: $32,000 ($16,000 to show, $16,000 to win) def. Jon Fitch: $30,000

Steve Carl: $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 to win) def. Tyson Steele: $7,000

Jacob Volkmann: $14,000 ($7,000 to show, $7,000 to win) def. Lyle Beerbohm: $15,000

Justin Gaethje: $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 to win) def. Brian Cobb: $8,000


Preliminary Card:

Jerrod Sanders: $8,000 ($4,000 to show, $4,000 to win) def. Jeff Smith: $4,000

Dan Lauzon: $12,000 ($6,000 to show, $6,000 to win) def. John Gunderson: $6,000

Carson Beebe: $8,000 ($4,000 to show, $4,000 to win) def. Joe Murphy: $4,000

Krasimir Mladenov: $10,000 ($5,000 to show, $5,000 to win) def. Kendrick Miree: $4,000

Branson Hansen: $5,000 ($2,500 to show, $2,500 to win) def. Josh Montalvo: $1,000

These purses are the exact amounts released by the Nevada State Athletic Commission and do no reflect any post fight or discretionary bonuses paid by the promotion to the fighters in private.

Damon Martin is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report

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