Bellator 106 Fighter Salaries: Eddie Alvarez Reclaims Lightweight Title, Tops Payroll

November 3, 2013
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Eddie-Alvarez-Michael-Chandler-Bellator-0785Not 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.

Bellator 106 Fighter Salaries

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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  • julian moran

    The Joe Riggs figure is interesting.

    • yep

      its because he won their gameshow, that fight was the finale

  • Mark McDowall

    I think the more interesting figure is that King Mo is only getting 10k…I bet his win bonus would have been nuts…theres no way he is only getting 10k + a 10k bonus. The lube just to get him and his inflated ego through most doors runs more than that every month!

    • adam

      King mo signed a deal with Viacom cable. So I’m assuming a chunk of his pay comes from that from being on TNA Wrestling and it also coverS part of what he gets paid by Bellator

  • MichoFC

    Eddie Alvarez’s UFC contract (if he would of been able to sign with the UFC)

    An “intent” to grant Alvarez an immediate title shot against UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson in March
    A tiered share of pay-per-view revenue, starting at “$1 for each ‘buy’ between 200,000 and 400,000 buys, $2 per buy between 400,000 and 600,000 buys, and $2.50 per buy over 600,000 buys.”

    A starting salary of a $70,000/$70,000 show/win split, which includes $5,000 raises per win with a cap at $210,000

    A $250,000 signing bonus

    A guaranteed booking on a UFC on FOX card
    Three “commentator” appearances on UFC-branded media