WSOF 30 Salaries: Champ David Branch Tops Payroll with $130,000 Check

By: Staff
Apr 4, 2016

World Series of Fighting middleweight champion David Branch took home an event-high payout of $130,000 for his successful title defense at WSOF 30.

The Nevada Athletic Commission on Monday released pay information from the April 2 event, which took place at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Branch, whose $65,000 “show” purse was doubled by an equal win bonus, dominated challenger Clifford Starks across five rounds in the evening’s main event. Starks walked away with $15,000 in defeat.

Other top earners at WSOF 30 included newly crowned welterweight champion Jon Fitch ($70,000) and his opponent Joao Zeferino ($15,000), as well as light heavyweights Vinny Magalhaes ($14,000) and Jake Heun ($10,000).

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 their performance.

WSOF 30 ‘Branch vs. Starks’ Salaries:

David Branch: $130,000 (includes $65,000 win bonus)
Clifford Starks: $15,000

Jon Fitch: $70,000 (includes $35,000 win bonus)
Joao Zeferino: $15,000

Vinny Magalhaes: $14,000 (includes $7,000 win bonus)
Jake Heun: $10,000

Abu Azaitar: $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus)
Danny Davis Jr.: $3,000

Abubakar Nurmagomedov: $7,000 (includes $3,500 win bonus)
Matthew Frincu: $4,000

Rex Harris: $3,000 (includes $1,500 win bonus)
Clinton Williams: $4,000

Steve Kozola: $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus)
Matt Church: $1,000

Adam Acquaviva: $4,200 (includes $2,000 win bonus)
Andres Ponce: $800

Zach Bunnell: $1,000 (includes $500 win bonus)
Jeff Roman: $500

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