Not surprisingly, Eddie Alvarez topped the list of the Bellator 106 fighter salaries released by the California State Athletic Commission.
Alvarez reclaimed the Bellator lightweight title in his main event rematch with Michael Chandler, by winning a five-round split decision victory.
Bellator 106 took place Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, Calif.
The following figures are based on the fighter salary information that promoters are required by law to submit to the state athletic commissions, including the winners’ bonuses.
Although mixed martial arts fighters do not have collective bargaining or a union, the fighters’ salaries are still public record, just as with every other major sport in the United States. Any undisclosed bonuses that a promoter also pays its fighters, but does not disclose to the athletic commissions (specifically, pay-per-view bonuses, fight of the night bonuses, etc.), are not included in the figures below.
Eddie Alvarez: $160,000 (includes $80,000 win bonus)
def. Michael Chandler: $95,000
Emanuel Newton: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Muhammed Lawal: $10,000
Daniel Straus: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus)
def. Pat Curran: $40,000
Joe Riggs: $100,000 (includes $95,000 win bonus)
def. Mike Bronzoulis: $5,000
Mike Richman: $14,000 (includes $7,000 win bonus)
def. Akop Stepanyan: $3,000
Jesse Juarez: $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus)
def. Joe Williams: $3,000
Cristiano Souza: $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus)
def. Alejandro Garcia: $2,000
Brandon Halsey: $10,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus)
def. Hector Ramirez: $7,000
Mike Guymon: $14,000 (includes $7,000 win bonus)
def. Aaron Miller: $4,000
Cleber Luciano: $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus)
def. Joe Camacho: $2,000
Josh Smith: $3,000 (includes $1,500 win bonus)
def. Darren Smith: $1,500
Bellator 106 Disclosed Fighter Payroll: $551,500
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