Strikeforce at the Playboy mansion looked pretty successful, and got a shit load of pulicity..good for MMA !
The Sept. 29 show took place on Hugh Hefner’s world-famous estate and was streamed live on Yahoo! Sports. The invitation-only event drew nearly 1,000 spectators who paid $1,000 per ticket. It was the first-ever MMA event held at the Playboy Mansion.
The total official payout for the event’s 24 fighters was $229,183.50.
Full payouts includes:
Gilbert Melendez ($30,000) def. Tetsuji Kato ($6,000)
Joe Riggs ($29,500)* def. Eugene Jackson ($15,000)
Josh Thomson ($24,500)# bonus def. Adam Lynn ($6,000)
Billy Evangelista ($6,000)^ def. Clint Coronel ($3,000)
Jorge Masvidal ($18,182.50) def. Matt Lee ($1,000)
Bobby Southworth ($20,000)# def. Bill Mahood ($1,000)
Falaniko Vitale ($20,000) def. Ron Fields ($7,000)
Daniel Puder ($20,000) def. Richard Dalton ($3,000)
Dewey Cooper ($500) def. Adam Smith ($500)
Daniel McWilliams ($1,000) def. Eddy Millis ($4,000)
Luke Stewart ($7,500)+ def. Sam Liera ($3,000)
Anthony Figueroa ($2,000) def. Miguel Linares ($1,500)* — $15,000 win bonus, # — $10,000 win bonus, + — $4,000 win bonus, ^ — $3,000 win bonus
As with other fight organizations, a disclaimer should be issued. The above figures do not include deductions for items such as insurance, licenses and taxes. Additionally, the figures do not include money paid by sponsors, which can oftentimes be a substantial portion of a fighter’s income — nor do they include other special bonuses paid by Strikeforce.