Josh Barnett takes home $150,000 for Strikeforce Grand Prix win

This past Saturday night was a good one for colorful catch-wrestler Josh Barnett. Not only did the 31-5 “Warmaster” earn a spot in the final of the Strikeforce World Grand Prix with a convincing first round finish of Sergei Kharitonov, but he exited Cincinnati with the event’s largest paycheck and it didn’t even feature a win bonus!

The lot of “Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Kharitonov” paydays was released earlier today by the Ohio Athletic Commission and listed Barnett as the night’s top earner with $150,000.

Other stand-out salaries included those of Barnett’s fellow Grand Prix participants with the trio of Kharitonov, Antonio Silva, and Daniel Cormier all coming away with $100 grand each. Cormier’s total was assisted by a $50,000 bonus he scored by flattening “Bigfoot” Silva with strikes in the opening frame of their fight.

Cormier, Barnett Meet in Grand Prix Final

Here is the complete list of payday information:

Dominique Steele: $5,000 (includes $2,000 win bonus) def. Chris Mierzwiak: ($3,000)
Alexis Davis: $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus) def. Amanda Nunes: ($7,500)
Jordan Mein: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos: ($20,000)
Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus) def. Yoel Romero Palacio: ($10,000)
Mike Kyle: $44,000 (includes $22,000 win bonus) def. Marcos Rogerio de Lima: ($5,000)
Pat Healy: $17,500 (includes $5,000 win bonus) def. Maximo Blanco: ($13,000)
Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal: $85,000 (no win bonus) def. Roger Gracie: ($80,000)
Luke Rockhold: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus) def. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza: ($70,000)
Daniel Cormier: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus) def. Antonio Silva: $100,000
Josh Barnett: $150,000 (no win bonus) def. Sergei Kharitonov: $100,000

PHOTO CREDIT – STRIKEFORCE

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