The California State Athletic Commission on Monday released the fighter salary information for Bellator 35, the promotion’s first event of Season 4. Bellator 35 featured the quarterfinal bouts for this season’s welterweight tournament at the Tachi Palace in Lemoore, 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 35 MAIN CARD FIGHTERS
-Rick Hawn: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Jim Wallhead: $10,000
-Jay Hieron: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Anthony Lapsley: $10,000
-Lyman Good: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Chris Lozano: $10,000
-Brent Weedman: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Dan Hornbuckle: $10,000
BELLATOR 35 PRELIMINARY CARD FIGHTERS
-Zoila Frausto: $12,000 (include $6,000 win bonus) def. Karina Hallinan: $1,500
-Waachiim Spiritwolf: $2,000 (includes $1,000 win bonus) def. Jaime Jara: $1,000
-Brandon Bender: $3,000 (includes $1,500 win bonus) def. Josh Herrick: $1,000
-Paul Ruiz: $1,000 (includes $500 win bonus) def. Jesus Castro: $500
BELLATOR 35 DISCLOSED FIGHTER PAYROLL: $142,000