Underdog Josh Burkman earned $32,000 for his shocking, 41-second technical submission of Jon Fitch in the main event of last Friday’s World Series of Fighting 3.
Fitch pocketed $30,000 in “show” money for the brief struggle at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, according to figures released to Sherdog.com on Monday by the Nevada Athletic Commission.
Other high earners on the card included co-main event winner Steve Carl ($20,000) and former Strikeforce lightweight Lyle Beerbohm ($15,000), who earned more in defeat than the man who outpointed him, UFC vet Jacob Volkmann ($14,000).
Note: The disclosed purses reported by state athletic commissions do not include any performance-based or discretionary bonuses that may be awarded to a fighter by the promotion. Additionally, the reported figures do not reflect any deductions made by the commission for taxes, insurance, etc., and do not include any sponsorship money that a fighter may acquire for his or her performance.
WSOF 3 ‘Fitch vs. Burkman 2’ Salaries
Josh Burkman: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus)
Jon Fitch: $30,000
Steve Carl: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
Tyson Steele: $7,000
Jacob Volkmann: $14,000 (includes $7,000 win bonus)
Lyle Beerbohm: $15,000
Justin Gaethje: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
Brian Cobb: $8,000
Jerrod Sanders: $8,000 (includes $4,000 win bonus)
Jeff Smith: $4,000
Dan Lauzon: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus)
John Gunderson: $6,000
Carson Beebe: $8,000 (includes $4,000 win bonus)
Joe Murphy: $4,000
Krasimir Mladenov: $10,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus)
Kendrick Miree: $4,000
Brenson Hansen: $5,000 (includes $2,500 win bonus)
Josh Montalvo: $1,000