WSOF 17 Salaries: Jake Shields Earns $65K, Next Highest Payday $50K Less

By C.J. Tuttle Jan 21, 2015
Jake Shields was WSOF 17’s high earner by a wide margin. | Dave Mandel/

Strikeforce and Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran Jake Shields earned the biggest salary at WSOF 17 in his second appearance with the promotion, taking home $65,000 for his first-round submission win against Brian Foster ($15,000).

The Nevada Athletic Commission recently released salary information from the event to WSOF 17 took place at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas and also saw Joe Condon garner $3,000 for his upset win over Johnny Nunez ($4,000) in the co-main event.

Bryson Hansen was the card’s other high earner, as he pocketed $8,000 for his unanimous decision defeat of Rudy Morales ($3,000) in a featured main card bout.

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 17 “Shields vs. Foster” Salaries:

Jake Shields: $65,000 (includes $35,000 win bonus)
Brian Foster: $15,000

Joe Condon: $3,000
Jonathan Nunez: $4,000

Krasimir Mladenov: $4,000 (includes $2,000 win bonus)
Brendan Kornberger: $2,000

Bryson Hansen: $8,000 (includes $4,000 win bonus)
Rudy Morales: $3,000

Danny Davis Jr.: $4,120* (includes $2,000 win bonus)
Adam Cella: $960 (fined $240 for missing weight)

Jordan Rinaldi: $2,000 (includes $1,000 win bonus)
Soslan Abanokov: $1,000

Donavon Frelow: $2,000 (includes $1,000 win bonus)
Taylor McCorriston: $1,000

Trey Williams: $1,500 (includes $750 win bonus)
Jamie Point: $750

*Davis Received $120 of Cella’s fine.


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