World Series of Fighting held WSOF 30 “Branch vs. Starks” on Sat., April 2, 2016 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show saw David Branch successfully defend his middleweight title against Clifford Starks over five rounds, while Jon Fitch was crowned the new welterweight champion.
It’s probably not surprising that both men also pocketed the biggest payouts of the night, as detailed in publicly disclosed Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) documents regarding the fights.
Branch receives $130,000 minus fees for licensing and drug test withholding, the latter of which will be returned to him when his test comes back clean. Jon Fitch’s disclosed payout is $70,000 minus licensing and testing fees. The total disclosed payroll was $294,000.
The full list of WSOF 30 payouts are below.
David Branch: $130,000 (includes $65,000 win bonus)
def. Clifford Starks: $15,000
Jon Fitch: $70,000 (includes $35,000 win bonus)
def. Joao Zeferino: $15,000
Vinny Magalhaes: $14,000 (includes $7,000 win bonus)
def. Jake Heun: $10,000
Abu Azaitar: $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus)
def. Danny Davis Jr.: $3,000
Abubakar Nurmagomedov: $7,000 (includes $3,500 win bonus)
def. Matthew Frincu: $4,000
Rex Harris: $3,000 (includes $1,500 win bonus)
def. Clinton Williams: $4,000
Steve Kozola: $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus)
def. Matt Church: $1,000
Adam Acquaviva: $4,200 (includes $2,000 win bonus)*
def. Andres Ponce: $800*
Zach Bunnell: $1,000 (includes $500 win bonus)
def. Jeff Roman: $500
*Ponce surrendered 20-percent of his show money after failing to make weight
Keep in mind the salaries listed above do not include fight bonuses, sponsorships, percentages and other unofficial payments. It also does not include deductions for expenses such as insurance, taxes, etc.
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