Strikeforce Challengers 10 fighter salaries: Miesha Tate's 18K tops card
Phoenix, AZ --The winner of Strikeforce's first ever women's grand prix proved lucrative for tournament winner Miesha Tate ($18,000). Local Phoenix fighter Joe Riggs ($15,000) was also among of the top earners for Strikeforce Challengers 10.
ULTMMA.com (www.ultmma.com) recently requested and today received the list of officially disclosed payouts as well as medical suspensions from the Arizona Boxing Commission.
Strikeforce Challengers 10 took place at the Dodge Theater in Phoenix, AZ and aired on the premium cable channel Showtime. Tate worked her way though the135 pound bracket defeating Maiju Kujala in the semi-finals and outpointed Hitomi Akano in the finals.
Main event honors went to Riggs who stopped Illinois' Louis Taylor early in the third round via ground n' pound.
Total payout for the event included:
Chris Gruetzemacher - $500 purse and $500 win bonus
Ryan Diaz - $500 purse
Coleen Schneider - $1000 purse
Elizabeth Carmouche - $1000 purse and $1000 win bonus
Hitomi Akano - First round of tournament: $1400 purse and $1400 win bonus
Second round of tournament: $2100 purse
Carina Damm - $2100 purse
Miesha Tate - First Round of tournament: $4000 purse and $4000 win bonus
Second round of tournament: $5000 purse and $5000 win bonus
Maiju Kujala - $1750 purse
Ryan Couture - $3000 purse
Lucas Stark - $1000 purse
Louis Taylor - $2000 purse
Joe Riggs - $15,000 purse
Sean Scott , 60 days, KO and unresponsive for 1 min.
Jason Richey, 60 days, possible concussion
Ryan Diaz, 30 days, cut
Colleen Schneider, 30 days, cut