StrikeForce: Melendez vs. Masvidal Full Fight card Results/Gate/Suspensions/Fighter Salaries
Melendez vs. Masvidal was a solid card. I saw lots of complaints on Twitter and G+ about it being a weak card. It may just be me, I may not be ‘jaded’ yet. For me, almost any MMA card is a good card, within reason. There was a championship war, a 16 second brutalization of a sexy Japanese fighter, Gegard Mousassi showcased his wrestling and overall improvement (leading me to believe he will once again be a devastating force in the LHW division, possibly moving over to the UFC in 2012), plus a good back and forth between KJ Noons and Billy Evangelista. How is that a ‘weak’ card? Once again, I’m just not jaded yet.
The card was worth it to me just to see Cris Cyborg keep her promise to us and win by KO. How did you feel the card held up? let us know in the comments section.
Live Gate: $154,075
Fighter Salaries: Total disclosed payroll was $580,000.
Gilbert Melendez: $150,000 (no win bonus)
def. Jorge Masvidal: $23,000
Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos: $66,000 (includes $33,000 win bonus)
def. Hiroko Yamanaka: $8,000
Gegard Mousasi: $150,000 (no win bonus)
def. Ovince St. Preux: $17,000
K.J. Noons: $65,000 ($30,000 win bonus)
def. Billy Evangelista: $20,000
Caros Fodor: $20,000 ($10,000 win bonus)
def. Justin Wilcox: $12,000
Roger Bowling: $14,200 ($7,000 win bonus)*
def. Jerron Peoples: $1,600*
Devin Cole: $12,000 ($6,000 win bonus)
def. Gabriel Salinas-Jones: $3,000
Eddie Mendez: $6,000 ($3,000 win bonus)
def. Fernando Gonzalez: $3,000
Herman Terrado: $6,000 ($3,000 win bonus)
def. Chris Brown: $3,000
* – Peoples surrendered $200 of his $2,000 show money to Bowling and $200 to the CSAC because he missed weight
Gilbert Melendez suspended 45 days, no contact for 30 days due to a hard bout
Jorge Masvidal suspended 45 days, no contact for 30 days due to left eye cut. Suspended indefinitely for right hand pain.
Hiroko Yamanaka suspended 45 days, no contact for 30 days for knockout
K.J. Noons suspended indefinitely due to decreased vision in left eye until cleared by physician
Billy Evangelista suspended indefinitely due to irritation in left eye until cleared by physician
Justin Wilcox suspended 45 days, no contact for 30 days due to knockout
Devin Cole suspended 60 days, no contact for 60 days due to cut on left eyelid. Suspended indefinitely due to abrasion on left eyeball.
Jerron Peoples suspended 45 days, no contact for 30 days due to knockout
Herman Terrado suspended 60 days, no contact for 60 days due to cut under left eye.
Cris Brown suspended 180 days, no contact for 180 days due to possible fracture in right foot and left hand.
Main card (Showtime)
- Lightweight Championship bout: Gilbert Melendez vs. Jorge Masvidal
Melendez defeated Masvidal via unanimous decision (50–45, 50–45, 49–46) to retain the Strikeforce Lightweight Championship.
- Women’s Featherweight Championship bout: Cristiane Santos (c) vs. Hiroko Yamanaka
Santos defeated Yamanaka via TKO (punches) at 0:16 of round 1 to retain the Strikeforce Women’s Featherweight Championship.
- Light Heavyweight bout: Gegard Mousasi vs. Ovince St. Preux
Mousasi defeated St. Preux via unanimous decision. (29–28, 29–28, 29–28).
- Lightweight bout: KJ Noons vs. Billy Evangelista
Noons defeated Evangelista via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28).
- Lightweight bout: Caros Fodor vs. Justin Wilcox
Fodor defeated Wilcox via KO (punches) at 0:13 of round 1.
- Catchweight (181 lbs) bout: Jerron Peoples vs. Roger Bowling
Bowling defeated Peoples via KO (punches) at 0:42 of round 1.
- Heavyweight bout: Devin Cole vs. Gabriel Salinas-Jones
Cole defeated Salinas-Jones via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27).
- Middleweight bout: Fernando Gonzalez vs. Eddie Mendez
Mendez defeated Gonzalez via split decision (30–27, 28–29, 29–28).
- Welterweight bout: Herman Terrado vs. Chris Brown
Terrado defeated Brown via submission (armbar) at 4:05 of round 3.
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