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Strikeforce Grand Prix: Barnett vs. Kharitonov Medical Report

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The semifinal round of the Strikeforce Grand Prix is in the books and it time to move onto December’s Strikeforce event and the Grand Prix final in early 2012. Before we officially close the book on Saturday’s exciting card, the Ohio Athletic Commission and handed out it medical suspensions along with the reported fighters pay.

In reviewing the info below, two things quickly jump out and slap you in the face. The total disclosed payroll for the event was a staggering $942,000, with the top earner being Co-headliners and semifinalists Josh Barnett. The other shocking thing is that only the five fighters that were knocked out were issued medical suspensions. Fighters like Daniel Cromier who hurt his hand during the fight and Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante who reportedly broke his arm during the fight were not handed down suspensions.

Strikeforce Grand Prix: Barnett vs. Kharitonovtook place at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio and aired on both Showtime (main card) and on HDNet (preliminary card). Here are the fighters reports salary’s along with the short list of medical suspensions.

Main Card:

  • Josh Barnett defeated Sergei Kharitonov by 1st rd submission (side choke)

Josh Barnett: $150,000 (no win bonus) – No Medical Suspension
Sergei Kharitonov: $100,000 – No Medical Suspension

  • Daniel Cormier defeated Antonio Silva by 1st rd. KO

Daniel Cormier: $100,000 (includes $50,000 win bonus) – No Medical Suspension
Antonio Silva: $100,00060 day Suspension due to knockout

  • Luke Rockhold defeated Ronaldo Souza by Unanimous decision (50-45, 48-47, 48-47)

Luke Rockhold: $50,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus) – No Medical Suspension
Ronaldo Souza: $70,000 – No Medical Suspension

  • Muhammed Lawal defeated Roger Gracie by 1st rd. KO

Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal: $85,000 (no win bonus) – No Medical Suspension
Roger Gracie: $80,000 – 60 day Suspension due to knockout

  • Pat Healy defeated Maximo Blanco by 2nd rd. Submission (Rear naked choke)

Pat Healy: $17,500 (includes $5,000 win bonus) – No Medical Suspension
Maximo Blanco: $13,000 – No Medical Suspension

Preliminary Card:

  • Mike Kyledefeated Marcos Rogerio de Lima by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Mike Kyle: $44,000 (includes $22,000 win bonus) – No Medical Suspension
Marcos Rogerio de Lima: $5,000 – No Medical Suspension

  • Rafael Cavalcante defeated Yoel Romero by 2nd rd. KO

Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus) – No Medical Suspension
Yoel Romero: $10,000 – 60 day Suspension due to knockout

  • Jordan Mein defeated Evangelista Santos by 3rd rd. TKO

Jordan Mein: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) – No Medical Suspension
Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos: $20,00030 day Suspension due to technical knockout

  • Alexis Davis defeated Amada Nunes by 2nd rd. TKO

Alexis Davis: $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus) – No Medical Suspension
Amanda Nunes: $7,50030 day Suspension due to technical knockout

  • Dominique Steele defeated Chris Mierwiak by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-27)

Dominique Steele: $5,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus) – No Medical Suspension
Chris Mierzwiak: $3,000 – No Medical Suspension

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