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Affliction “Day of Reckoning” Fighter Salaries: Payroll Exceeds $3.3 Million

Andrei Arlovski

Andrei Arlovski

The California State Athletic Commission today released the official fighter salaries for Affliction: Day of Reckoning and Andrei Arlovski, who suffered a first-round knockout to Fedor Emelianenko in the evening’s main event, was the card’s top earner, taking home $1.5 million. Emelianenko officially earned $300,000 for the victory, though his salary assuredly exceeded Arlovski’s with undisclosed bonuses factored in.

“Day of Reckoning” took place on Saturday, January 24th at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California and aired live on HDNet and pay-per-view.

Other top earners were Josh Barnett ($500,000), Matt Lindland ($225,000), and Vitor Belfort ($200,000).

The total disclosed payroll for the event was $3,308,000.

“Day of Reckoning” attracted a near-capacity crowd of 13,228 for a live gate that is expected to exceed $2 million.

The official salaries exclude some bonuses, taxes, fees, sponsor payments, and other miscellaneous payments and fees.

The event’s official salaries were:

  • Fedor Emelianenko ($300,000 – no win bonus) def. Andre Arlovski ($1,500,000)
  • Josh Barnett ($500,000 – no win bonus) def. Gilbert Yvel ($30,000)
  • Vitor Belfort ($200,000 – includes $80,000 win bonus) def. Matt Lindland ($225,000)
  • Renato “Babalu” Sobral ($90,000 – includes $30,000 win bonus) def. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou ($50,000)
  • Paul Buentello ($90,000 – includes $20,000 win bonus) def. Kiril Sidelnikov ($10,000)
  • Dan Lauzon ($12,000 – no win bonus) def. Bobby Green ($4,000)
  • Jay Hieron ($45,000 – includes $25,000 win bonus) def. Jason High ($10,000)
  • Antonio Rogerio Nogueira ($150,000 – includes $30,000 win bonus) def. Vladimir Matyushenko ($50,000)
  • L.C. Davis ($14,000 – includes $7,000 win bonus) def. Bao Quach ($7,000)
  • Albert Rios ($6,000 – includes $3,000 win bonus) def. Antonio Duarte ($3,000)
  • Brett Cooper ($10,000 – includes $5,000 win bonus) def. Patrick Speight ($2,000)

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