EliteXC “Heat” Fighter Salaries: Slice, Arlovski Take Home $500,000

Andrei Arlovski Wins at EliteXC HeatKimbo Slice and Andrei Arlovski each took home $500,000 for their bouts Saturday at EliteXC “Heat” at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida.

Slice was upset in the “Heat” main event, losing via technical knockout to last-minute replacement Seth Petruzelli a mere 14-seconds into the fight. Petruzelli earned $50,000 for his surprise knockout victory.

Arlovski, a former UFC heavyweight champion, defeated former IFL heavyweight champion Roy Nelson via second-round KO in their featured main-card matchup. Neson earned $80,000 in the loss.

EliteXC welterweight champion Jake Shields earned $50,000 for his successful title defense over Paul Daley, who received $12,000.

Gina Carano took home $25,000 for his main card victory over Kelly Kobold, who received $6,000 for the loss.

Benji Radach earned $30,000 for his knockout of former EliteXC champion Murilo Rua, who received $35,000 in the losing effort.

The total disclosed fighter payroll for the CBS-broadcast event was $1,318,000.

“Heat” drew an official crowd of 9,414, including 7,723 paid, for a $826,433 live gate.

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The salaries listed below represent the official fighter salaries as reported by the promoter to the athletic commission and do not include some bonuses, fees, or sponsorship payments.

  • Seth Petruzelli ($50,000) def. Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson ($500,000)
  • Jake Shields ($50,000) def. Paul Daley ($12,000)
  • Andrei Arlovski ($500,000) def. Roy Nelson ($80,000)
  • Gina Carano ($25,000) def. Kelly Kobold ($6,000)
  • Benji Radach ($30,000) def. Murilo “Ninja” Rua ($35,000)
  • Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos ($8,000) def. Yoko Takahashi ($2,000)
  • Conor Heun ($5,000) def. Edson Berto ($5,000)
  • Mikey Gomez ($4,000) def. Lorenzo Borgomeo ($1,500)
  • Nicolae Curry ($1,500) def. Jorge Boechat ($1,000)
  • Bryan Hamade ($1,000) def. David Gomez ($1,000)

EliteXC “Heat” Disclosed Fighter Payroll: $ 1,318,000