Salaries for Strikeforce Challengers 20 have been released by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. According to reports from MMA Junkie, Russian middleweight prospect Adlan Amagov was the night's big earner. The 27-year-old took home $10,600 for a first-round knockout victory over main card participant Anthony Smith.
Derek Brunson ($9,000), Ronda Rousey ($8,000), Matt Ricehouse ($8,000), and Bobby Green ($8,000) were the event's remaining top earners. All four fighters benefitted from win bonuses, including the undefeated Rousey. The former-Olympian maintained her torrid streak through the 145-pound women's division with a gruesome 39-second armbar victory over Julia Budd.
Strikeforce Challengers 20 took place on November 18th, 2011 at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. Antwain Britt ($6,000) defeated Lumumba Sayers ($6,000) via first-round knockout in the night's main event.
Strikeforce Challengers 20 payroll:
Lumumba Sayers: $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus)
def. Antwain Britt: $6,000
Ronda Rousey: $8,000 ($4,000 win bonus)
def. Julia Budd: $3,500
Adlan Amagov: $10,600 ($5,000 win bonus)*
def. Anthony Smith: $2,400*
Trevor Smith: $6,000 ($3,000 win bonus)
def. T.J. Cook: $3,000
Derek Brunson: $9,000 ($4,500 win bonus)
def. Nathan James: $3,000
Matt Ricehouse: $8,000 ($4,000 win bonus)
def. Bill Cooper: $3,000
Bobby Green: $8,000 ($4,000 win bonus)
def. J.P. Green: $3,000
Quinn Mulhern: $7,000 ($3,500 win bonus)
def. David Hulett: $3,000
Andreas Spang: $5,000 ($2,500 win bonus)
def. Willie Parks: $3,000